Minimum Qualifications

“Permanent Appointment Transfer Candidates: Current Department of Health (DOH) employees with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Medical Assistance Specialist 1; OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title eligible to transfer under Section 52.6, Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law to a Medical Assistance Specialist 1. For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website.


Provisional Appointment Candidates : Current Open Competitive Qualifications: Six years of professional experience performing one or more of the following activities in a health care facility, health care agency, health care delivery system, Medicaid program, and/or other public or private health insurance program:


  • Establishing, revising, and/or assisting with the implementation of program policies and procedures to meet treatment and/or regulatory requirements of health care.
  • Analyzing State and/or federal health insurance laws to inform the development or modification of program operations.
  • Determining financial eligibility for enrollment in public or private health insurance plans or government funded health services programs. Experience must have included evaluation of individuals’ financial information and/or health condition to ensure individuals meet eligibility criteria specified in State and/or federal laws, rules, and regulations.”

Preferred Qualifications:Preferred candidates will have experience in public health insurance programs, including New York’s Medicaid and/or Child Health Plus, and demonstrated experience in requirements gathering, analysis of policy guidance, communication to users, and implementation of procedures. Preferred candidates will also have the ability to work well independently and under pressure to meet deadlines; strong oral and written communication skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel); and strong analytical skills.

Duties Description

The Incumbent Will Work Within a Team On The Following Tasks

The Medical Assistance Specialist 1 (MAS 1) will work within the Bureau of Consumer Relations & Local District Support and Upstate Eligibility Systems as part of a team responsible for implementing the Medicaid policy/legislative changes to the Welfare Management System (WMS), the transition of populations out of WMS, ongoing development/maintenance of NYS of Health (NYSOH), and the support of continuous improvement activities required to reduce risk and minimize the negative consequences of implementing policy and system changes.

Review new and existing Medicaid eligibility policy for researching issues, proposing and testing solutions.

Develop user requirements by applying knowledge and experience of Medicaid regulations and program policy.

Review, analyze and interpret federal and state legislation related to the provision of Medicaid.

Provide written documentation as required using department forms and processes.

Respond to questions relating to Medicaid policy from DOH/OHIP local district support staff, local district staff, and consumers.

Analyze and generate reports for internal and external customers utilizing available reporting tools.

Assist with developing and disseminating directives and statements on the provisions of Medicaid to local district.”

Additional Comments

“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.. “

Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to take and pass the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, when it is given, and be immediately appointable from the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm

Applications Due: 01/25/23

Notes on Applying: Please submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference JGL/MAS1/79419 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, JGL/MAS1/79419, 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.