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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due02/26/24

Vacancy ID151390


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 4 – 46934

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $90806 to $114444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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 Office of Aging and Long-Term Care/Center for Hospice and Palliative Care

875 Central Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as a Health Systems Specialist 4, G-25 OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title at or above a G-23 and deemed eligible for transfer to Health Systems Specialist 4, G-25 under Section 70.1 of the NYS Civil Service Law. 70.1 source titles include Consultant Nurses, Principal Sanitarian, Health Program Administrator 1, Standards Compliance Analyst 2.
Provisional Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with one year permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as Community Nursing Services Consultant (Home Health Services), Consultant Nurse (Hospital Nursing Services Administration), Consultant Nurse (Community Nursing and Home Health Services), Health Systems Specialist 3, Health Systems Specialist 3 (Emergency Medical Care), Hospital Nursing Services Consultant, Principal Sanitarian, Regional Medical Care Administrator, or Senior Nutrition Services Consultant.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have strong time-management, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate will be familiar with both Federal and State laws regarding hospice and palliative care. The candidate will be able to communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders.

Duties Description The Health Systems Specialist 4 (HSS 4) will oversee, direct, and participate in hospice and palliative care quality and practice-related activities in New York State. This shall include training of and support for regional health care surveillance teams; review of thematic hospice and palliative care concerns; identification of new best practices in the field of hospice and palliative care; review of and recommendations for regulatory and statutory changes that address program and healthcare system needs.

Additional Comments 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 Stephen Mooney

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 ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference SM/HSS4/46934 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HSS4/46934, 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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