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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/30/24

Applications Due02/28/24

Vacancy ID149639

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleLaboratory Center Administrator - 11025

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $81792 to $102189 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class 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? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Director's Office/ Administration

Empire Plaza/ Biggs Laboratory

City Albany


Zip Code12242

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer: Current NYS Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as a Laboratory Center Administrator (G-23) or a NYS Employee with one or more years of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status in a title at or above a (G-21) and eligible to transfer to a Laboratory Center Administrator (G-23) under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

Provisional: Seven years of professional administrative experience, including the assessment, prioritization, and allocation of fiscal, staffing, and operational needs and resources and/or the development and implementation of administrative proposals, policies, and procedures in a laboratory that tests clinical specimens or environmental samples, or a hospital, clinic, or physician practice.

Or: a bachelor's degree in bacteriology, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, chemical sciences, business administration, chemistry, environmental biology, environmental sciences, environmental toxicology, genetics, medical technology, microbiology, molecular biology, public administration, or public health AND three years of professional administrative experience described above in a laboratory that tests clinical specimens or environmental samples, or a hospital, clinic or physician practice.

Or: a master's degree in one of the fields listed above AND two years of professional administrative experience described above in a laboratory that tests clinical specimens or environmental samples, or a hospital, clinic, or physician practice.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills with the ability to function independently and manage multiple tasks and priorities; excellent interpersonal skills; and have broad experience with administrative processes including State & Health Research, Incorporated (HRI) personnel and procurement policies, State budgeting processes, and experience in a public health regulatory or laboratory setting.

Duties Description This position will be assigned to the Wadsworth Center's administrative office to provide support to the Division of Laboratory Operations within Wadsworth. The Division provides support to the facilities and the laboratories within the facilitates. The Division or Laboratory Operations is comprised of the following programs: Facilities Management (engineering, maintenance, custodial services); Safety Office (biosafety, chemical, fire, occupational, environmental and radiation safety; regulatory compliance); Mail, Receiving and Shipping; Asset Management; Multimedia Services (internal and external web presence; photography and design services); Glassware; State Order Desk (assembly and ship out of diagnostic sampling kits). The incumbent will be responsible for the following activities: preparing and/or reviewing budget and purchase requests; administration of State and Capital funds; developing personnel and staffing plans, and internal policies and procedures; managing personnel activities such as recruitments, performance evaluations, training, and development of position classification documents; and providing policy interpretation. The incumbent may supervise administrative and/or secretarial staff and serve as a division representative at meetings, for special projects, etc.

Additional Comments Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations.

Permanent, competitive, full-time. Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility.

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, NMH/LCA/11025

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 ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/LCA/11025 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/LCA/11025, 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. Resumes will be accepted until February 28, 2024.

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