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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/29/22

Applications Due12/28/22

Vacancy ID117577

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Program Administrator or Trainee

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $46529 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address Metropolitan Area Regional Office - Administration

320 Carleton Avenue

City Central Islip


Zip Code11722

Minimum Qualifications Reassignment: Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Health Program Administrator, Grade 18, or Health Program Administrator Trainee 1 or Trainee 2 (NS).

Transfer: New York State employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a title eligible for transfer to Health Program Administrator, Grade 18, under Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Public Candidates: Active list candidate with a reachable score on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list (26-570), OR qualified 55-b/c candidate in possession of a bachelor's or higher degree.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with state and/or federal policy analysis; experience with executive branch governmental operations at the State or federal level; experience working with stakeholders from a variety of health-related organizations; administrative operations support experience for a large organization (200+ employees) with geographically disbursed work sites; experience with drafting and/or reviewing budgets and financial plans, and proposing appropriate spending recommendations; experience with process improvement initiatives such as LEAN or Six Sigma; experience with verbally communicating complex information effectively to diverse audiences; strong writing skills and experience with producing polished written products in multiple formats; knowledge of basic hiring principles and practices.

Duties Description The Health Program Administrator position will be located in the Metropolitan Area Regional Office (MARO) in Central Islip, and will perform professional administrative functions to support MARO operations. Duties will include researching, monitoring, evaluating, and recommending administrative processes and procedures to ensure efficient regional office operations, including drafting, collecting, and presenting reports; conducting research and analysis of health-related laws, rules, and regulations; and developing and assessing annual financial plans to support administrative processes for regional office sites.

The position will also serve as a regional office liaison for various administrative processes between the regional office and Division of Administration staff in Central Office; developing and reviewing purchasing requisitions, consistent with control agency requirements; developing request to fill documents and justifications with regional office programs, and coordinating recruitment activity with the Human Resources Management Group; and functioning as an office manager for assigned sites. This includes coordinating use of equipment and space planning with the Operations Management Group (OMG) and the Office of General Services, arranging for and resolving information technology needs and issues, and coordinating with OMG on building security needs.

Additional Comments Permanent or contingent permanent, full-time appointment. An annual Downstate pay adjustment of $3,026 will be added to the salary stated above. Transfer candidates, you may be asked for a social security number to verify your transfer eligibility. Occasional travel throughout New York State to areas not served by public transportation may be required (5%). Depending on candidate qualifications, the position may be filled at the Health Program Administrator Trainee 1 or 2 levels. Traineeships are non-statutory, resulting in Salary Grade 18 upon completion.

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, EGB/HPA/TBD/CIAdmin

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference EGB/HPA/TBD/CIAdmin included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/HPA/TBD/CIAdmin, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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