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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/02/23

Applications Due06/16/23

Vacancy ID132101

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePharmacy Consultant - 89408

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $99161 to $122111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Div. of Program Development and Management

One Commerce Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications Open Competitive: possession of license and current registration to practice pharmacy in New York State, and two years of post-licensure experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in managed care and/or pharmacy benefits management. Knowledge of pharmacy utilization management practices, formulary evaluation and drug rebate programs. Strong analytical skills are required in order to evaluate large amounts of clinical and/or financial data. Strong presentation skills. Comprehensive knowledge of Medicaid managed care and fee-for-service pharmacy programs including but not limited to drug utilization review (DUR) and formulary and preferred drug list (PDL) development. Experience with the activities of a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and/or Drug Utilization Review Board and presenting information to stakeholder groups. Strong organizational and follow-up skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.

Duties Description This position will be responsible for various functions within the Medicaid Pharmacy Program. Duties include performing formulary management activities, policy development, evaluating and updating Medicaid Pharmacy polices, handling member and provider inquires and requests for coverage, Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board support including review of the clinical materials and assistance with logistics and interface with DUR Board members and implementing pharmacy related budget initiatives.

Additional Comments Geographic Adjustment of $11,000 will be added to the salary.

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, SD/PC/89408

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference SD/PC/89408 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SD/PC/89408, 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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