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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due02/29/24

Vacancy ID151415


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 2 (Social Work) - 46665

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $69934 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 80%

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 New York

Street Address Center for Residential Surveillance, Division of Adult Care Facility and Assisted Living Surveillance

90 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Health Systems Specialist 2 (Social Work), G-20 OR a current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a position G-18 or higher, and eligible for 70.4 transfer (must pass exam by meeting provisional qualifications below).

Non Competitive Minimum Qualifications: Possession of New York State license and current registration as a licensed master social worker (LMSW), or licensed clinical social worker; and two years of post-LMSW license experience providing clinical services in a licensed healthcare facility or program, or utilizing clinical knowledge in the review and oversight of clinical services for quality assurance or reimbursement purposes.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with providing case management services in a long-term care facility or care management along the long-term care continuum. A strong dedication and desire to impact the quality of life for the aged and aging. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Federal Surveyor Minimum Quality Test certification and investigatory experience is a plus.

Duties Description With an eye toward continuous quality improvement, serve the Metropolitan Regional Office team as the premier social work services expert and in this capacity, assess State and Federal regulatory compliance through onsite surveys conducted as part of an interdisciplinary team or independently depending on the nature of the assessment. This will require that the incumbent meet with social work teams at adult care facilities and conduct interviews of residents to assess overall compliance as needed to drive quality of life improvements in such facilities. In addition, the incumbent will prepare well-written reports related to their findings, participate in interdisciplinary reviews as needed, and provide constant feedback about necessary improvements to impact the suitability of aged and aging services. In this team-oriented environment, the incumbent may be asked to participate in other program-related activities as needed.

Additional Comments This position requires travel at times to areas unserved by public transit, including overnight travel and travel throughout the lower Hudson Valley. The incumbent must pass the Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Certification Test (SMQT) within 1 year of appointment.

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 RM 2217, Corning Tower Building, ESP, JB/HSS2SW/51187

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/HSS2/46665 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HSS2/46665, 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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