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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/22

Applications Due12/19/22

Vacancy ID117916

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 4 – 46468

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Monroe

Street Address WRO / Nursing Home and ICF/MR Surveillance

335 East Main Street

City Rochester


Zip Code14604

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as a Health Systems Specialist 4, G-25 OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title at or above a G-23 and deemed eligible for transfer to Health Systems Specialist 4, G-25 under Section 70.1 of the NYS Civil Service Law. 70.1 source titles include Consultant Nurses, Principal Sanitarian, Health Program Administrator 1, Standards Compliance Analyst 2.

Provisional Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with one year permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as Community Nursing Services Consultant (Home Health Services), Consultant Nurse (Hospital Nursing Services Administration), Consultant Nurse (Community Nursing and Home Health Services), Health Systems Specialist 3, Health Systems Specialist 3 (Emergency Medical Care), Hospital Nursing Services Consultant, Principal Sanitarian, Regional Medical Care Administrator, or Senior Nutrition Services Consultant, AND sat for exam 38-516, held October 16, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications: The incumbent should have a strong clinical background and/or knowledge of the federal and state survey process, including the ASPEN system.

Duties Description The Health System Specialist 4 will serve as the Western Regional Office Rochester Program Manager in the Long Term Care Unit. Duties will include, but are not limited to; ensuring all state and federal mandated activities related to nursing home surveys, complaints, certificates of need, FOIL requests and court related activities and pre-openings are completed appropriately and in a manner consistent with statute, regulation, policy and procedure; ensure that survey staff receives in-service training related to nursing home program policies and procedures and has resources available to implement them appropriately; ensure that all required performance appraisals are completed on a timely basis, coordinate and monitor the complaint investigation time lines with the nursing home survey cycle and keep the LTC Program Director apprised of the status of both programs; provide QA oversight in conjunction with WRO personnel to ensure regulations are consistently enforced in the region; function as a liaison with Albany Central Office QA regarding interpretations of the regulations, as well as the survey process to ensure statewide consistency, coordinate information and gather data to facilitate monthly statistical analysis necessary for the surveillance initiative; and assure accurate input into systems, such as ASPEN Central Office (ACO) and ASPEN Complaint Tracking System (ACTS) databases, respond to public health emergencies and participate in preparedness related activities, training and exercises as directed and needed. The Health System Specialist 4 will be available after normal business hours to respond to emergencies, and will serve as Administrator on Duty for a regular assignment.

Additional Comments This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19

Weekends and off hour work may apply. Candidates for Nursing Home Surveillance positions must pass SMQT(Surveyor Minimal Qualifications Test) as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to conduct surveys. Training will be provided prior to scheduling of examination.

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.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Camille Engel

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

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 CGE/HSS4/46468 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, CGE/HSS4/46468, 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. Resumes will be accepted until December 19, 2022.

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