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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/19/23

Applications Due10/31/23

Vacancy ID139706

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePharmacy Consultant – 3563

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $101806 to $125444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive 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? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

150 Broadway, Riverview Center

City Albany


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications Possession of license and current registration to practice pharmacy in New York State, AND two years of post-licensure experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in public health programs and/or healthcare project management. Administrative and program experience, including but not limited to: interpretation of Federal and State guidance for program staff, developing guidance, program policy and other documents, and preparing reports and correspondence. Ability to formulate program recommendations based upon data analysis. Development and delivery of presentations, written and verbal communications and reports are preferred.

Duties Description As a Pharmacist Consultant, you will analyze prescription data to detect diversion of controlled substances; provide pharmacological research and consultation on special projects relating to drugs, pharmacy, and public health concerns; research and review scheduling of drugs, and serve as a liaison between state and federal agencies with regard to controlled substance scheduling. You will provide written and verbal responses, as well as prepare and provide presentations, for healthcare professionals, professional organizations, and other partners, regarding controlled substance laws and regulations; assist in the development of controlled substance programs and policies, regulations, and laws. You will assist in the development of criteria for drug utilization review programs; perform clinical reviews of medication histories for retrospective prescription drug monitoring programs; conduct reviews to identify aberrant utilization patterns or cases and intervene when warranted, and assist in Bureau initiatives and programs as assigned.

Additional Comments DOH’s Telecommuting Program for NYS DOH staff has been extended through June 30, 2024. The number of permissible telecommuting days for each employee, not to exceed 5 days per pay period, will be determined by the current work demands/assignments as well as program operational needs.

Posted salary range includes the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 25 ($90,806 - $114,444) and an additional Geographic Pay Differential of $11,000. Non-competitive appointment via the HELP program.
"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, PC/PC/3563

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 PC/PC/3563 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, PC/PC/3563, 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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