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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/14/23

Applications Due09/29/23

Vacancy ID139409

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleDeputy Director of Program Counsel - Associate Counsel - 2424

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $108665 to $137319 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 10%

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? No

County Albany

Street Address Division of Legal Affairs

Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar and must have had four years of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with statutory and regulatory framework of the NYS Medicaid program. Knowledge of and experience in NYS’s legislative and regulatory processes. Supervisory experience. Skilled at negotiation. Experience with tight timelines and quick turnaround expectations.

Duties Description Oversee the legal review of issues relating to Medicaid, including but not limited to: Managed Care, Child Health Plus (CHIP), Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), Medical Indemnity Fund, and Medicaid waivers. This will include review and approval of regulations, contracts (including procurement contracts), State Plan Amendments, legislation, communications from the Department, litigation, and other documents. Directly provide legal advice to Medicaid program staff, DOH senior and executive staff, and, when authorized, the Executive Chamber. Assist the Director by acting as a communication link to the General Counsel, DOH executive staff, other agencies, and the Executive Chamber. Provide legal expertise during the state Budget process, including negotiations, bill drafting, and liaising between various DOH programs. Keep abreast of current federal, state and local issues as they relate to the Medicaid program. Supervision/administration of a team of attorneys, including:
- Review and approval of regulations, contracts, and other documents, follow-up to ensure that assignments are completed properly, and review of assignments for quality of legal work.
- Delegation of assignments to attorneys within the bureau.
- Supervision of time records.
- Management of human resources issues as they arise.

Additional Comments 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, JL/AC/2424

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 ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, JL/AC/2424, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code JL/AC/2424 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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