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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/17

Applications Due12/15/17

Vacancy ID45785

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleContract Management Specialist 3, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $88603 to $109133 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 Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

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

Candidates must have permanent status as a Contract Management Specialist 3, Grade 27, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 or Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Contract Management Specialist 3, Grade 27, position within the Office of Financial Management, Consolidated Business Office. The Consolidated Business Office (CBO) is responsible for consolidated cash management, purchasing, vouchering, contract and payroll services for OMH Central Office and 24 psychiatric facilities. Under the general direction of the Business Officer 3, the incumbent will co-manage a 20 member Contract & Procurement Section within the CBO. The incumbent will serve as the Agency’s primary contact for facilities, program units, control agencies, and outside vendors on all contract and procurement matters impacting OMH State Operations. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Direct work and provide supervisory oversight for a portion of the OMH contract administration staff located in the CBO.

Oversee the preparation, evaluation and contract development process for all OMH State Operations-funded bid solicitations including RFPs, IFBs, and single source contracts. Ensure
effective communication channels with OMH Facility Business Offices, OMH Counsel and control agencies are established and maintained.

Supervise the review and/or development of contract specifications which require additional considerations due to complex issues and/or sensitive nature of the contract.

Oversee the development of contractual requirements relating to financial performance matters in all formal agreements with vendors, contractors and subcontractors.

Provide direction to staff regarding the development and maintenance of systems to monitor all contracts for compliance with contract terms and conditions; federal and state laws, rules,
regulations and policies; and payment criteria.

Represent OMH on statewide committees including the New York State Procurement Council and the New York State Small Business Council.

Participate in pilot programs and presentations related to the Statewide Financial System (SFS).

Additional Comments The Consolidated Business Office is conveniently located on the grounds of the Capital District PC at 75 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York. We offer a comfortable working environment with covered parking available on site for a nominal monthly fee.

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 #45785 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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