Health Program Director 3 | NYS Dept. of Health


Job Details


$149k Per Year

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Albany, NY


One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12210

Minimum Qualifications:

Ten years of professional experience directing policy development and/or operations of large-scale public health insurance, or public health programs, at least 5 years of which include management of a large organization of professional staff engaged in the development and operation of health care policy and programs. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Expert knowledge of Medicaid, including federal and state laws, rules and requirements.  Familiarity with NY Budget and legislative processes. Experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis and evaluation health care policy. Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Duties Description:

Serving as the Director of the Division of Program Development and Management, the incumbent will lead policy reform of the State’s $77 billion Medicaid program to advance the goal of ensuring that Medicaid’s policies and reimbursement structures pay for and incentivizes the timely provision of high quality and cost-effective care.  Responsibilities will include:  assist the Deputy Commissioner and Medicaid Director of OHIP in the overall management and operation of the Office of Health Insurance Programs; oversee the development and implementation of policies for NY Medicaid, including but not limited to policies related to services to be covered and reimbursement for such services, and staying abreast of emerging state and national trends in health care policy; serve as the lead for policy and coordination with other state agencies involved in or directly impacted by Medicaid policy, including the state Office of Mental Health, the Office of Addiction Services and Supports, the Office of Children and Family Services and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities; establish and maintain relationships and seek input on Medicaid policy from external stakeholders including but not limited to consumer and health care provider representatives; develop and oversee the implementation and operation of federal waivers and state plan amendments needed to secure federal Medicaid funding; recommend policy to the Deputy Commissioner and Medicaid Director of OHIP as well as the Commissioner of DOH on issues related to NY Medicaid; represent the Deputy Commissioner and Medicaid Director of OHIP with Federal authorities including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NYS legislators, and NYS control agencies, to provide and secure information necessary for the management of OHIP; oversee the evaluation of Medicaid programs including but not limited to trends in program enrollment, expenditures and service utilization, making policy recommendations based on such evaluation; review and evaluate the performance, accomplishments and effectiveness of OHIP policies in order to advise the Commissioner and Medicaid Director of OHIP effectively; manage a large organization of professional staff.

Conditions of Employment:

Full-time, M-F. Hours consistent with operational needs.

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

Application Procedure:

Submit resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code SC/HPD3/88006 included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, SC/HPD3/88006 Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012.  Failure to include the required Reference Code may result in the delay of processing your application.

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