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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/07/22

Applications Due12/22/22

Vacancy ID118126

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 1 - 3522

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Division of Home and Community Based Services

875 Central Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Minimum Qualifications "Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a qualified title G-16 or higher and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

Public Candidates for Provisional Opportunity (Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications): You must have signed up by November 30, 2022 and must take the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) exam held by civil service by December 15, 2022. You must complete all sections including part 3, Skills Inventory. To qualify for the position, you need:

A bachelor’s degree in any area AND two years of professional administrative or professional clinical experience in one or more of the following areas:

Either 1. professional administrative experience related to regulatory activities which include medical or programmatic review, audit, and/or regulatory activities observing and evaluating patient or resident care in a health care facility regulated by a governmental agency. Provision of direct care services are not qualifying;
Or 2. oversight or coordination of regulatory compliance and/or quality assurance activities in a health care delivery system;
Or 3. participating in the development or implementation of state or federal regulations that govern the provision of health care;
Or 4. supervision of clinical staff who provide health related services in a health care facility regulated by a governmental agency;
Or 5. evaluating the quality of health care provided to individuals to ensure that professional standards of practice are met and health related services comply with governmental regulations.

*A master’s degree in public health, health policy and management, health care administration, hospital administration, health care finance, social work, nutrition, or physical therapy may substitute for one year of experience. You must clearly indicate how you meet the remaining one year of required experience.

**General administrative experience in personnel, budgeting, purchasing, security, or maintenance is NOT qualifying. Experience in a physician’s office, correctional facility, or school setting is NOT qualifying.

***Qualifying health care or medical settings include: facility or entity licensed or regulated by a state government entity; facility for the mentally disabled as defined by New York State Mental Hygiene Law; heath care facility under the jurisdiction of the federal government (e.g., VA/military hospitals); or agency involved in the regulation or accreditation of health care facilities or agencies (e.g., state departments of health, HCFA, JCAHO.)

****A health care delivery system for the purposes of this examination includes general or governmental hospitals and hospital clinics; nursing homes; diagnostic and treatment centers; licensed ambulatory surgery centers; assisted living facilities; adult care residential facilities; rehabilitation facilities, including intermediate care facilities for developmentally disabled; hospice agencies and units; home health care agencies; end stage renal disease clinics; health maintenance organizations; community based home care programs; and psychiatric hospitals."

Preferred Qualifications:
Incumbent of this position should possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail, knowledge of Microsoft Office products; strong writing and verbal skills are required. Experience or knowledge of home care and hospice services or surveillance processes would be preferred.

Duties Description The Health Systems Specialist 1 (HSS1) is assigned to the Division of Home and Community Based Services Central Office. The HSS1 is a member of the team responsible for surveillance and operations for home care and hospice.  The HSS1 will coordinate and monitor statewide Home Care and Hospice surveillance activities to ensure completion timelines are met.  This position will be responsible for a range of activities that will include, but are not limited to, assisting with information management within surveillance databases (ASPEN, iQIES), daily communications with regional and central office staff, monitoring bureau mail logs for questions and issues regarding surveillance, and providing technical assistance as needed.  The duties will also include, conducting compliance checks, assisting with the development of guidance materials including policies and procedures, preparing accurate reports (monthly, annual & ad hoc) for Division management, assisting providers with annual statistical reporting and registration processes, and other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments 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.

For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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 Human Resources Management Group,

Corning Tower Room 2217, 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 CGE/HSS1/3522 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, CGE/HSS1/3522, 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 20, 2022.

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