Area Office Dir

Grade 63

New York State has approximately 19 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Health, Department of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

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Summary of Job Description

As an Area Office Director, you would manage a major program or group of programs in a regional office, and perform administrative responsibilities in support of those programs. You would supervise staff; coordinate, plan, and evaluate program activities and goals; plan, staff, and direct surveys and investigative activities of health care providers; teach surveillance techniques; evaluate materials and reports prepared by staff; develop effective working relationships with health care providers; make decisions concerning providersí compliance with State and federal laws, rules, and regulations; and coordinate surveillance investigations for enforcement proceedings, including serving as an expert witness at such proceedings.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Health and have had permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either 1. three months as an Associate Medical Care Administrator, Consultant Nurse (Community Nursing & Home Health Services), Consultant Nurse (Hospital Nursing Services Administration), Director of Adult Residential Care Regional Operations 1, Health Systems Specialist 4, Health Systems Specialist 4 (Developmental Disabilities), Hospital Administrator Consultant, Intermediate Care Facility/Mental Retardation Survey Coordinator, Investigative Specialist 3
(Professional Conduct), Principal Ambulatory Care Program Analyst, Principal Medical Conduct Investigator, Specialist in Adult Services 3, or Specialist in Adult Services 3 (Social Services);


2. one year as an Associate Ambulatory Care Analyst, Associate Emergency Medical Care Representative, Community Nursing Services Consultant (Home Health Services), Health Systems Specialist 3, Health Systems Specialist 3 (Emergency Medical Care), Hospital Nursing Services Consultant, Investigative Specialist 2 (Professional Conduct), Pharmacy Consultant, Principal Sanitarian, Regional Medical Care Administrator, Senior Nutrition Services Consultant,
Senior Public Health Social Work Consultant, Specialist in Adult Services 2, Specialist in Adult Services 2 (Social Services), Standards Compliance Analyst 2, or Supervising Medical Conduct Investigator.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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