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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/07/23

Applications Due09/21/23

Vacancy ID138886

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Program Administrator (or Health Program Administrator Trainee 1) - 22160

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Division of Nutrition (DON); Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs (BSFP);

150 Broadway

City Menands


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications "Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Health Program Administrator, Grade 18, OR a New York State employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a title eligible for transfer, via 52.6 or 70.1, to a Health Program Administrator, Grade 18.

Public Candidates: qualified 55-b/c candidate in possession of a bachelor's or higher degree."

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have the ability to effectively work in a fast-paced office and prioritize multiple assignments. They will have excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience with reviewing reports and interpreting data; experience interpreting State and federal regulations; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; and proficiency using Microsoft Office programs.

Duties Description "The Health Program Administrator (HPA) will work in the Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs (BSFP), Food Delivery and Vendor Management Section (FDVMS). BSFP administers the New York State Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The FDVMS is responsible for all WIC food and vendor management activities including but not limited to review and approval of all WIC foods, cost containment analysis, daily reconciliation of redeemed benefits and contract management of Vendor Management Agencies (VMAs). The VMAs carry out activities pursuant to policies and procedures set forth by federal and State regulations and State program policies with the primary objective to maintain sufficient vendor access to meet participant needs.

The HPA will be responsible for researching and interpreting federal and State regulations and WIC Program policies related to food delivery and vendor management to ensure vendor compliance and carry out program activities. The HPA will engage in data analysis for the purposes of required reporting and program improvement. This position will serve within the eWIC team and is responsible for eWIC Electronic Benefit Transaction (EBT) equipment and technical assistance, including communication with retail vendor IT and corporate managers. The HPA will assist with outreach to vendors and other stakeholders to assess the potential for flexible shopping solutions, participate in eWIC-related workgroups and meetings, handle help desk tickets related to transaction issues, conduct new vendor system certifications, and other tasks related to the management of the EBT processor contract and daily eWIC settlement activities. This position is responsible for tracking required reporting deadlines and the completion of certain State and federal reports."

Additional Comments "Full-time, contingent permanent appointment. 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.

For more information on transfer types, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website: "

"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 - RMV/HPA/22160/DON

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 Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference RMV/HPA/22160/DON included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, RMV/HPA/22160/DON, 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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