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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/12/23

Applications Due09/26/23

Vacancy ID139118

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 3 (Nursing) - 3542

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $107828 to $118252 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Onondaga

Street Address CNYRO / OALTC / Home Care

217 South Salina Street

City Syracuse


Zip Code13202

Minimum Qualifications "Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service as a Health Care Surveyor 3, G22, or Community Nursing Services Consultant Home Health Services, G22 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a title G20 or higher and meeting the Non-competitive minimum qualifications listed below.

Non-Competitive: possession of a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State and three years of post-licensure, specialized professional administrative or professional clinical experience. Substitution: a bachelor’s degree in nursing may substitute for one year of post licensure clinical nursing experience. A master’s degree in nursing may substitute for two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience."

Preferred Qualifications: Must have strong interpersonal, problem solving, decision-making and time management skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the ideal candidate must have excellent writing and editing skills and be able to effectively interpret regulations governing Home and Community Based Services.

Duties Description "The Health Care Surveyor 3 in the Division of Home & Community Based Services Program functions independently and as a member of a team. The program provides oversight of licensed home care services agencies, certified home health agencies, hospices and home health aide training programs. The surveyor evaluates the care and services provided to individuals in their home, assisted living facilities, adult homes and hospice residences based on Federal and State Regulations as well as established policies and procedures.
This position requires fieldwork and travel; supervision and training of lower-level staff, participation in a range of surveillance activities, including but not limited to conducting complaint/incident investigations and on-site surveys of agencies to determine compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations; and will be responsible for the facilitation of surveillance team operations including:
• Preparing offsite surveillance activities for the rest of the surveillance team prior to onsite entrance. This includes researching historical information about the agency such as past survey trends and complaint allegations.
• Leads the entrance and exit conferences with the facility.
• Assigns responsibilities for each of the survey team members.
• Facilitates any high-level concerns with team members.
• Provides appropriate interpretation and application of the federal and state regulations.
• Organizes and reviews alleged areas of non-compliance once the survey is completed.
• Develops a clear concise statement of deficiencies based on principles of documentation."

Additional Comments Frequent travel, including overnights and travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation. This position may require proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

*Maintaining licensure and registration is a condition of continued employment.

*Posted salary range includes the statutory hiring rate at Step 4 and job rate for PS&T Grade 22 ($87,828 to $98,252) and an additional Geographic Pay Differential of $20,000.

"We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more..."

"For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:"


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Name Human Resources Management Group- SM/HCS3/3542

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 as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference SM/HCS3/3542 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HCS3/3542, 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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