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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/20/24

Applications Due02/29/24

Vacancy ID151564


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Systems Specialist 1 - 22484

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type 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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Aging and Long Term Care (OALTC)

99 Washington Avenue - 1 Commerce Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications Current Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent competitive status as a Health Systems Specialist 1, G-18 OR New York State Employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law; OR reachable on the Professional Careers Opportunities (PCO) eligible list.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of long-term care related services and supports. Strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to think creatively and strategically. The ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. An understanding of long term care needs and resources in NYS. Knowledge of Medicaid home and community based services. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments. An understanding of 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver Programs. Proficient in the use of standard office technology and basic Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of eMedNY and analysis of claims data. The capability to travel within NYS as needed.

Duties Description This position is located in the Office of Aging and Long Term Care's Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimer’s Disease (BCIAD). The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program is a federal rebalancing initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support services for individuals transitioning from long term care facilities to community placement. MFP seeks to transition individuals from costly institutional care to more cost-effective home and community-based services. The program is responsible for oversight of a variety of services and activities with a focus on transition planning, community preparedness education, information and referral. The incumbent will be a member of the MFP Unit team and participate in activities associated with the Open Doors Program, TRAID Center Network, Person Centered Planning Training, and Quality of Life reporting. The incumbent will oversee contracts responsible for the provision of these services. These contractors utilize strong community relationships and have a robust media presence to promote and connect service recipients to needed services. The incumbent will establish and monitor performance standards for contracted services and collect data for trends, improvements and deficiencies, collect data and complete reports necessary to meet federal requirements. This position also involves liaison roles with other key function areas in DOH, NYSOFA, OPWDD, and OHIP. The incumbent will prepare reports and present program data for Bureau leadership, professionals and stakeholders related to current issues and trends in the field. The incumbent will assist in serving as a point of contact for other state and federal agencies and the public as needed.

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 RM 2217, Corning Tower Building, ESP

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/HSS1/22484 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/HSS1/22484, 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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