Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 06/21/17
Applications Due: 07/06/17
Vacancy ID: 41732

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Program Specialist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $71847 to $90876 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? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County New York

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health, New York City Field Office

330 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor

City New York


Zip Code10001

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be employed by New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.

Internal Reassignment: Candidates must be current Office of Mental Health employees with permanent or contingent-permanent service as a Mental Health Program Specialist 2 and interested in reassignment.


Transfer: Candidates must be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the Grade 23 level. If you are unsure whether your current title qualifies for transfer, you may email for a determination.

Preferred candidates will possess a knowledge of and/or experience providing ACT Services, Care Coordination and/or Rehabilitation and Recovery-oriented services; an ability to develop and maintain databases for program analysis and creating reports; skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment; and strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is currently recruiting to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 2, Grade 23, vacancy in the New York City Field Office (NYCFO). The incumbent of this position will be responsible for monitoring compliance of New York City Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Conduct routine Desk Audits to monitor and ensure ongoing compliance with New York State established ACT Program Outcomes and NYS ACT Standards of Care.

Monitor and track NYC ACT program compliance with the timely submission of administrative and clinical data (e.g., CAIRS, SPOA, AOT reports).

Establish and maintain essential databases to track ACT program trends to inform both recovery based practices and ACT Program Policies.

Provide technical assistance and program guidance to improve team functioning, team clinical practices, and collaborative cross-system Integrated Care.

Facilitate case conferences and clinical reviews as needed and requested by providers.

Work with the ACT Institute to ensure ACT teams’ participation in all trainings and to develop other needed trainings and curriculum development.

Liaison with other Government agencies (e.g., DOHMH, OASAS, DOH) and Stakeholders (e.g., Health Homes, Coalitions, advocates.

Facilitate Monthly Program Leader meetings and quarterly ACT /AOT meetings to discuss noticeable trends, new ACT related initiatives, and to foster collaborative relationships.

Collaborate with OMH Licensing Staff on conducting audits of ACT programs and following up on completion of Plans of Corrective Action.

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

Contact Information

Name Nicole Swankey


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 #41732 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.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at