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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID152016


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleHealth Care Surveyor 2 - 51601

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $99342 to $108721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 60%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Erie

Street Address Western Regional Office Hospital and Diagnostic and Treatment Centers

295 Main Street

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidate: Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Health Care Surveyor 2, G20, or community Nursing Services Consultant Home Health Services, G20 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or the Civil Service Law OR Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service in a title G18 or higher and meeting the non-competitive minimum qualifications listed below.

Non-Competitive: possession of a license and current registration as a registered professional nurse in New York State; and two years of post-licensure, specialized professional administrative or professional clinical experience.

Substitution: a bachelor's degree in nursing may substitute for one year of post-licensure clinical nursing experience; and a master's degree in nursing may substitute for two years of post-licensure clinical nursing experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional clinical experience in a healthcare setting; excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills; review and assess/evaluate documentation related to hospital and diagnostic and treatment center investigations, statements of deficiencies and plans of correction; experience in surveillance and enforcement; the ability to make determinations relative to facility compliance; and experienced in a team environment; and electronic medical record database experience.

Duties Description This position requires fieldwork and travel; supervision and training of lower-level staff, including Health Care Surveyors 1 (Nursing); participation in a range of surveillance activities, including but not limited to conducting complaint/incident investigations and on-site surveys of Diagnostic and Treatment Centers and other health care facilities as required to determine compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations; serves as part of a surveillance team, and may be responsible for the facilitation of surveillance team operations including:
• Preparing offsite surveillance activities for the rest of the surveillance team prior to onsite entrance. This includes researching historical information about the facility, such as past survey trends, complaint allegations, facility reported incidents, and assigns responsibilities for each of the survey team members.
• Leads the entrance and exit conferences with the facility
• Facilitates any high-level concerns with team members.
• Organizes and reviews alleged areas of non-compliance once the survey is completed.

Additional Comments This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19

Posted Salary range includes the statutory hiring rate at step 4 and job rate for PS&T Grade 20 ($69,934 - $88,721) and an additional Geographic Pay Differential of $20,000.
Non-competitive appointment via the HELP Program.
This position may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
This position requires travel, including to locations that may not be serviced by public transportation.

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 Peter Contrady

Telephone 518-408-9267

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower, ESP

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference PC/HCS2/51601 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, PC/HCS2/51601, 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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