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Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1

  • ... Albany, New York, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 80248 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1   

JOB TITLE:

Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Albany New York United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

The position may be filled at the Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 1 level equated to SG 13, ($47,925), Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 2 level equated to SG-14 ($50,678) or full performance Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1 SG 18 ($63,108), based on education and experience.
Candidates hired at the trainee level will be advanced to the full performance Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1 SG 18 following successful completion of the traineeship.


NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
For Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1, you must have:
A bachelor's or higher degree AND two years of professional experience in the research, development, or implementation of regulations and/or policies relating to funding programs for health care, mental health, or developmental disabilities services.


For Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 1, you must have:
A bachelor's or higher degree

For Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 2, you must have:
A bachelor's or higher degree AND one year of professional experience in the research, development, or implementation of regulations and/or policies relating to funding programs for health care, mental health, or developmental disabilities services.


COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the Current Civil Service Eligible List, Professional Careers Opportunity (PCO) or OPWDD's Central Office Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT).
Appointment will be made at the traineeship level.


REASSIGNMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Current Office for People With Developmental Disabilities employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service as a Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1.


TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.
1or 70.
4 of Civil Service Law

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: https://careermobilityoffice.
cs.
ny.
gov/cmo/gotit/index.
cfm.


55 B/C QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possess the minimum qualifications for this title as established by the Department of Civil Service and listed on the most recent exam announcement.
  • Meet the applicable minimal mental and/or physical requirements for the job (with a reasonable accommodation, if necessary)
  • Have a current Eligibility Letter from the NYS Department of Civil Service, www.
    cs.
    ny.
    gov/rp55/, and be able to provide it to the Human Resources Office upon request.
Duties Description
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provides high-quality, person-centered services, supports and advocacy to individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State.
Our guiding principle in our interactions with the people we serve and each other is \"Putting People First,\" and is exemplified with values of compassion, dignity, diversity, excellence and honesty.


The Division of Fiscal Policy and Management is seeking a person to work as a Revenue and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1 (R&R PDS 1).
The R&R PDS 1 is part of the Financial Benefits & Entitlements Assistance & Management (FBEAM) team responsible for securing Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security and other financial benefits for the individuals residing in state and nonprofit operations.
In addition, the R&R PDS 1 serves as a policy specialist providing technical support to advocates, agencies and people with developmental disabilities.


Duties and responsibilities related to this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Investigate and remedy issues preventing the maximization of benefits by nonprofit and state operations
  • Assist regional FBEAM Offices with billing account management; including addressing inefficiencies and complicated issues;
  • Assist individuals and advocates for individuals with DD with specific financial benefit problems;
  • Assist regional FBEAM Offices in researching and monitoring financial benefit programs; prepare directives and correspondence detailing program information;
  • Serve on workgroups, committees or teams to assist in developing policy and procedures and present procedural proposals
  • Create, update and present training materials on financial benefit programs to many different audiences;
  • Serve as liaison to other entities, including DDRROs, nonprofit agencies, OTDA, LDSSes, and other OPWDD units;
  • Supervision of support staff
  • Special projects as assigned

**Office location to be discussed at time of interview.
Possible locations include:
44 Holland Avenue, Albany NY 12999
249 Glenwood Rd, Binghamton NY 13905
500 Balltown Rd, Schenectady NY 12304
509 Vienna St, Newark NY 14513
415 Oser Ave, Hauppauge NY 11788
25 Beaver Street, New York NY 10004
1200 East and West Road, West Seneca NY 14224
3 Wilbur Road, Thiells, NY 10984
401 Turin Road, Rome, NY 13440

LinkedIn: https://www.
linkedin.
com/company/nys-office-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities/posts/?feedView=all
#LI-BT 1
Additional Comments
  • NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).
HELPS Program titles may be filled via a noncompetitive
appointment.
This means that you do not need to take an exam to qualify, but you do need to meet the minimum qualifications of the title.

If you are hired under the HELPS Program, you will be first be appointed as a temporary employee.
In May 2024, if you are performing successfully in the
position, your appointment will be changed from temporary to permanent non-competitive.
Once you are in permanent status, your official probationary period
will begin and you may take any promotion exam for which you are qualified.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), employees hired under NY HELPS are expected to have their permanent non-competitive
employment status converted to permanent competitive status.
You will not have to take an exam to gain permanent competitive status.

  • If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.
    1 of the Civil Service
Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee
  • Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures.
    If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
  • All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
    Continued
employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.

  • If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).
    The PSLF
Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while
working full-time for a qualifying employer.
For more information on PSLF, please visit www.
studentAid.
gov/publicservice
  • Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions
of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA).
If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact
the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.
ny.
gov to obtain
information and RA forms.

  • The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Fiscal Policy and Management is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion.
    We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees.
    With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work.
    This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes.
    As we continuously recruit people for our
team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veterans status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

NYS Offers Incredible Benefits!
  • Savings programs such as the U.
    S.
    Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.
  • Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for
uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.

  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support
services to address their personal needs.

  • Life insurance and Disability insurance.
  • The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement
on a tax-deferred basis.

Paid Holidays and Leave
  • Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.
  • Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially.
  • Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.
  • Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.
  • Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.
  • Health Care Coverage Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs.
    Employees are provided
family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.

  • Retirement Program Participate in The NYS Employees Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public
retirement systems in the nation.

  • Professional Development and Education and Training NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase
their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities.
For more information, please visit https://goer.
ny.
gov/training-and-professionaldevelopment.

Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C
designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure.
For more information, please visit https://
oer.
ny.
gov/public-service-workshops-program-pswp.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

80248 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709653601-e4f7dcebf989067d00f5741c39aba4d4

LOCATION:

New York United States

CITY:

Albany

Job Origin:

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Full job description

The position may be filled at the Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 1 level equated to SG 13, ($47,925), Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 2 level equated to SG-14 ($50,678) or full performance Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1 SG 18 ($63,108), based on education and experience. Candidates hired at the trainee level will be advanced to the full performance Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1 SG 18 following successful completion of the traineeship.

NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
For Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1, you must have:
A bachelor's or higher degree AND two years of professional experience in the research, development, or implementation of regulations and/or policies relating to funding programs for health care, mental health, or developmental disabilities services.

For Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 1, you must have:
A bachelor's or higher degree

For Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 2, you must have:
A bachelor's or higher degree AND one year of professional experience in the research, development, or implementation of regulations and/or policies relating to funding programs for health care, mental health, or developmental disabilities services.

COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the Current Civil Service Eligible List, Professional Careers Opportunity (PCO) or OPWDD's Central Office Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT). Appointment will be made at the traineeship level.

REASSIGNMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Current Office for People With Developmental Disabilities employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service as a Resources and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1.

TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1or 70.4 of Civil Service Law

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/index.cfm.

55 B/C QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possess the minimum qualifications for this title as established by the Department of Civil Service and listed on the most recent exam announcement.
  • Meet the applicable minimal mental and/or physical requirements for the job (with a reasonable accommodation, if necessary)
  • Have a current Eligibility Letter from the NYS Department of Civil Service, www.cs.ny.gov/rp55/, and be able to provide it to the Human Resources Office upon request.
Duties Description
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provides high-quality, person-centered services, supports and advocacy to individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State. Our guiding principle in our interactions with the people we serve and each other is \"Putting People First,\" and is exemplified with values of compassion, dignity, diversity, excellence and honesty.

The Division of Fiscal Policy and Management is seeking a person to work as a Revenue and Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1 (R&R PDS 1). The R&R PDS 1 is part of the Financial Benefits & Entitlements Assistance & Management (FBEAM) team responsible for securing Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security and other financial benefits for the individuals residing in state and nonprofit operations. In addition, the R&R PDS 1 serves as a policy specialist providing technical support to advocates, agencies and people with developmental disabilities.

Duties and responsibilities related to this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Investigate and remedy issues preventing the maximization of benefits by nonprofit and state operations
  • Assist regional FBEAM Offices with billing account management; including addressing inefficiencies and complicated issues;
  • Assist individuals and advocates for individuals with DD with specific financial benefit problems;
  • Assist regional FBEAM Offices in researching and monitoring financial benefit programs; prepare directives and correspondence detailing program information;
  • Serve on workgroups, committees or teams to assist in developing policy and procedures and present procedural proposals
  • Create, update and present training materials on financial benefit programs to many different audiences;
  • Serve as liaison to other entities, including DDRROs, nonprofit agencies, OTDA, LDSSes, and other OPWDD units;
  • Supervision of support staff
  • Special projects as assigned

**Office location to be discussed at time of interview. Possible locations include:
44 Holland Avenue, Albany NY 12999
249 Glenwood Rd, Binghamton NY 13905
500 Balltown Rd, Schenectady NY 12304
509 Vienna St, Newark NY 14513
415 Oser Ave, Hauppauge NY 11788
25 Beaver Street, New York NY 10004
1200 East and West Road, West Seneca NY 14224
3 Wilbur Road, Thiells, NY 10984
401 Turin Road, Rome, NY 13440

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nys-office-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities/posts/?feedView=all
#LI-BT 1
Additional Comments
  • NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). HELPS Program titles may be filled via a noncompetitive
appointment. This means that you do not need to take an exam to qualify, but you do need to meet the minimum qualifications of the title.
If you are hired under the HELPS Program, you will be first be appointed as a temporary employee. In May 2024, if you are performing successfully in the
position, your appointment will be changed from temporary to permanent non-competitive. Once you are in permanent status, your official probationary period
will begin and you may take any promotion exam for which you are qualified.
At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), employees hired under NY HELPS are expected to have their permanent non-competitive
employment status converted to permanent competitive status. You will not have to take an exam to gain permanent competitive status.
  • If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service
Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee
  • Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
  • All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued
employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
  • If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF
Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while
working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice
  • Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions
of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact
the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain
information and RA forms.
  • The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Fiscal Policy and Management is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our
team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veterans status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
NYS Offers Incredible Benefits!
  • Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.
  • Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for
uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support
services to address their personal needs.
  • Life insurance and Disability insurance.
  • The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement
on a tax-deferred basis.
Paid Holidays and Leave
  • Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.
  • Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially.
  • Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.
  • Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.
  • Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.
  • Health Care Coverage Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided
family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.
  • Retirement Program Participate in The NYS Employees Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public
retirement systems in the nation.
  • Professional Development and Education and Training NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase
their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit https://goer.ny.gov/training-and-professionaldevelopment.
Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C
designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit https://
oer.ny.gov/public-service-workshops-program-pswp.

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