Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/19/21

Applications Due11/28/21

Vacancy ID94539

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSpecial Assistant - 97056

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade666

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $112155 to $141538 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Albany

Street Address Office of Health Insurance Programs/Division of Data Services and Analytics

One Commerce Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications "Bachelor’s degree and seven years in the development of cross-functional data analytics platforms, program implementation, evaluation and analysis, with demonstrated knowledge or experience designing and implementing analytical assets using large and complex datasets, integrating and validating information collected from various data sources, as well as training and developing junior staff in healthcare analytical skills. Two of these years at a managerial level.

*Substitutions: four years of specialized experience or associates degree and two years of specialized experience may substitute for bachelor’s degree; J.D. or master’s degree may substitute for one year of specialized experience; Ph.D. may substitute for two years of specialized experience. "

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to the qualifications noted above, the ideal candidate would have experience designing analytical tools for governmental payers (Medicaid and/or Medicare) with a detailed understanding of payment policy, experience recruiting, developing and managing an analytical team, designing and implementing platforms to inform policy reform, building relationships among diverse stakeholder groups including cross-functional teams, project management (from inception to process improvement), an ability to work independently to develop opportunities that further organizational goals, and translating complex data analyses and data models into policy briefs, educational material and summary documents for stakeholder and management consumption.

Duties Description The Special Assistant will serve as the Director of the newly created Division of Data Services and Analytics and will report directly to the Deputy Medicaid Director in the Office of Health Insurance Programs (OHIP). The new division will be one of ten divisions in OHIP and will centralize activities related to Medicaid data analysis, predictive analytics, data governance and data services in OHIP to improve organizational efficiency and consistency. The incumbent will perform the following duties: collaborate with the OHIP Executive Office OHIP division directors, the Office of Quality and Patient Safety, and other offices or divisions within the Department of Health (the Department) to consolidate data analysis and centralize data services within OHIP; participate and inform strategic planning, policy and decision-making activities, including fiscal impact analyses, through data-informed recommendations for OHIP programs with a statewide impact; collaborate with other agency programs, external stakeholders, and local, State and federal agencies to leverage data to achieve programmatic goals and objectives for the Medicaid program, including opportunities for enhanced program integrity and efficiency; communicate information regarding the division structure, changes or updates in data collection, data governance, processes and systems internally and with relevant stakeholder groups; review and document existing data processes to determine best practices and continuous improvement opportunities; transition functions, resources and staff from existing divisions into new organization structure to make Medicaid operations more efficient and effective; establish new bureaus and reporting lines, conduct recruitment of state and/or contractor staff, and manage division staff and career development activities; review and amend existing contracts involved in the consolidated functions; work with OHIP Divisions to oversee or assist in oversight of relevant data and performance management capabilities for entities under contract with NYS by helping to define deliverables, ensure contract compliance and acceptable performance; and serve as a key performance support member of the OHIP management team, which has the overall responsibility for better care, better population health and lower costs in the Medicaid program.

Additional Comments Temporary, full time.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, SC/SA/97056

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code SC/SA/97056 included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, SC/SA/97056, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012. Failure to include the required Reference Code may result in a delay of processing your application. Resumes accepted until November 28, 2021.

Printable Version