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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/16/19

Applications Due01/31/19

Vacancy ID63509

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleContract Management Specialist 1/Contract Management Specialist Trainee; Central Office;

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have permanent status as a Contract Management Specialist, Grade 18, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law into the Contract Management Specialist 1 or Contract Management Specialist Trainee levels.

Individuals certified eligible for the 55b/c program under the Governor’s Program to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities pursuant to Section 55b/c of the Civil Service Law that possess a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered. Please provide a copy of your eligibility letter with your response.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Contract Management Specialist 1/Contract Management Specialist Trainee position in the Office of Financial Management, Consolidated Business Office (CBO). The Consolidated Business Office is responsible for consolidated cash management, purchasing, vouchering, contract and payroll services for 24 OMH psychiatric facilities, Cook Chill Production Center and Central Office. Under the direction of higher level managers, the incumbent will negotiate, develop, prepare, review, implement, process, and track: Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Invitation for BIDs (IFBs), Sole/Single/Preferred source procurements, Contract Amendments and Addendums. The incumbent may also supervise clerical and/or paraprofessional staff. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Review, prepare and approve procurement requests submitted to the unit by OMH Central Office Bureaus and Statewide Facilities.

Ensure that all procurements conform to OMH policies and state procurement guidelines/finance law.

Identify and solicit available Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) vendors from the MWBE Directory.

Develop contracts, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Project Definitions, Invitations for Bids (IFBs) and other related documents.

Assign, analyze, and review solicitations and contracts for conformance with MWBE and SDVOB requirements.

Participate in the development of work plans and solicitation documents.

Work with State control agencies to obtain approval of procurements.

Attend meetings and conferences as needed.

Additional Comments The Consolidated Business Office is conveniently located in independent offices on the grounds of the Capital District PC at 75 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York. Guaranteed covered parking with exclusive employee entrance to office areas is available for $5/month.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Kimberly Chapman


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #63509 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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