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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/12/23

Applications Due09/26/23

Vacancy ID139124

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 2 (Nursing) - 87808

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $99342 to $118129 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-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 Eligibility and Marketplace Integration/Bureau of Consumer Relations and Local District Support, and Upstate Eligibility Systems

99 Washington Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12211

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: possession of a license and current registration to practice nursing in New York State; and two years of post-licensure, specialized professional administrative or professional clinical experience.

Reassignment: Current New York State Department of Health employee with service in the Health Care Surveyor 2 (Nursing), Grade 20, title.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have professional experience in public health insurance programs, including New York’s Medicaid, Medicare and/or Child Health Plus. Preferred candidates will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong analytical skills and attention to detail; strong organizational skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access); the ability to work well independently and as part of a team, and to manage multiple priorities in order to meet deadlines; and experience using electronic data systems, such as eMedNY and NYSOH Back Office. Supervisory experience is a plus.

Duties Description HCS 2 (Nursing) incumbents within the State Disability Review Unit perform disability determinations for Medicaid purposes by processing Aid to Disabled disability determinations for all counties including NYC’s pooled trust, Medicaid Buy-in Program for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD) and Children included in the Consolidated Waiver. The disability process involves a step-by-step evaluation of the client’s impairments and their ability/inability to perform work. HCS 2 (Nursing) staff review medical evidence and determine if the client’s condition meets the definition of a disability, using a sequential evaluation process based on established federal criteria, the same criteria used by the Social Security Administration.

Additional Comments For the duration of the HELP Program, this title will be filled via permanent non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the titles for which they apply. At the close of the HELP program (March 31, 2024), employees hired under the HELP Program will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State.

Maintaining registered professional nurse licensure is a condition of continued employment for this position. The posted salary range includes an Increased Hiring Rate at Step 4 of the Grade 20 Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PS&T) salary schedule, and a 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; EM/HCS2/87808

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 as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference EM/HCS2/87808 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EM/HCS2/87808, 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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