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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/07/22

Applications Due01/09/23

Vacancy ID118137

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleMedical Assistance Specialist 1 - 98301

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? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Bureau of Maternal and Child Health

99 Washington Ave.

City Albany


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications "
Permanent Appointment Transfer Candidates: Current Department of Health (DOH) employees with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Medical Assistance Specialist 1; OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title eligible to transfer under Section 52.6, Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law to a Medical Assistance Specialist 1. For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website.
Provisional Appointment Candidates : Current Open Competitive Qualifications: Six years of professional experience performing one or more of the following activities in a health care facility, health care agency, health care delivery system, Medicaid program, and/or other public or private health insurance program:
1.Establishing, revising, and/or assisting with the implementation of program policies and procedures to meet treatment and/or regulatory requirements of health care.
2.Analyzing State and/or federal health insurance laws to inform the development or modification of program operations.
3.Determining financial eligibility for enrollment in public or private health insurance plans or government funded health services programs. Experience must have included evaluation of individuals’ financial information and/or health condition to ensure individuals meet eligibility criteria specified in State and/or federal laws, rules, and regulations." Substitution: An associate's degree may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required general experience, OR a bachelor’s degree may be substituted for up to four (4) years of the required general experience. You must clearly indicate how you meet the remaining years of required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
"Intermediate or advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Contract management experience
Budget preparation and budget management or accounting experience
Orientation to detail"

Duties Description "
This Medical Assistance Specialist 1 (MAS 1) will provide program and fiscal administration support to initiatives within the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health Policy, Division of Program Management and Development, NYS Office of Health Insurance Programs. The MAS 1 will develop and maintain budget management tools and workbooks for grant-funded initiatives, Medicaid pilot initiatives, and Medicaid benefit investments and will provide contract management support for state-funded contracts. The MAS 1 will assist in developing fiscal impact estimates for Medicaid policy proposals using healthcare utilization and cost data, track program expenditures, prepare budget reports, review, and process contract vouchers for payment, and conduct additional contract management processes. Communication across organization units within the Department of Health and with external entities will be required. "

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.. "

Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to take and pass the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, when it is given, and be immediately appointable from the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, MS/MAS1/98301

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Rm 2217, Corning Tower, ESP

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 MS/MAS1/98301 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MS/MAS1/98301, 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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