New York State Department of Civil Service Announces Open-Competitive Examination Open to the Public
Senior/Associate Health Planner
- Written Test To Be Held
- April 23, 2016
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- March 09, 2016
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee|
|26-037||Senior Health Planner||$52,293||G-18||$35|
|26-038||Associate Health Planner||$67,703||G-23||$40|
Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
On or before April 23, 2016, you must have the required number of years of professional health planning experience in at least ONE of the following health planning areas:
- Health services research and analysis of health care systems resources, beds, or services allocations or processes of care.
- Demographics or economics, for the purpose of projecting need for health care facilities and services.
- Analysis of health care resources, health personnel needs, usage patterns, health services quality, or patterns of clinical care.
- Health care policy development and analysis on a national, statewide, regional, or county basis.
- Experience in a state regulated health care facility or governmental agency in which the major portion of the duties relate to the preparation or review of Certificate of Need applications.
You must clearly describe on your application, exactly how you meet these minimum qualifications, specifically indicating one or more areas in which you claim experience.
Experience that does NOT qualify includes direct patient care, client care or facility surveying.
For Number 26-037: six years.
For Number 26-038: seven years.
- College study may be substituted for up to four years of the required experience, at the rate of 15 semester credit hours equaling six months of the required experience.
- A master���s degree which includes four graduate courses in any of the following fields may be substituted for one additional year of the required experience; health administration, health planning, urban planning, hospital administration, hospital planning, health policy, or computer science.*
* If you are using college coursework to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide a list of qualifying courses or a copy of your transcript indicating your qualifying courses. If you provide a list of qualifying courses, include the name of the school, course title, and the number of semester credit hours received for each course.
Qualifying health care or medical settings includes: facility or entity licensed or regulated by a state government entity; facility for the mentally disabled as defined by New York State Mental Hygiene Law; health care facility under the jurisdiction of the federal government (e.g., state departments of health, HCFA, JCAHO).
A health care delivery system for the purposes of this examination includes general or governmental hospitals and hospital clinics; nursing homes; diagnostic and treatment centers; licensed ambulatory surgery centers; assisted living facilities; adult care residential facilities; rehabilitation facilities, including intermediate care facilities for developmentally disabled; hospice agencies and units; home health care agencies; end stage renal disease clinics; health maintenance organizations; community based home care programs; and psychiatric hospitals.
- Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: SHXCS1.
- A promotion examination is also being held for Associate Health Planner. If you are eligible for appointment from a promotion list, you may not be appointed in your own agency from the list resulting from examination No. 26-038 open to the public.
- Although promotion examination is being held for Associate Health Planner, it is expected that appointments will be made as the result of this examination open to the public.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
These positions exist in the New York State Department of Health in Albany.
As a Senior Health Planner, you would assist in the development, implementation, and administration of public health laws and regulations, the implementation of programs initiatives, and the development, planning, evaluation, quality assurance, and regulation of the State���s health care system; perform analysis of health care resources, health personnel needs, usage patterns, and quality of services; and develop research designs and methodologies.
As an Associate Health Planner, you would perform the same duties as a Senior Health Planner, and make recommendations on health planning issues; serve on intra or inter-departmental planning committees and workgroups; and edit and finalize various reports and communications. You may also supervise, oversee, and train subordinate staff.
Subject of Examination
There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:
- Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.
- Program planning and evaluation - These questions test for a knowledge of basic concepts and techniques in such areas as the planning function, factors involved in implementing new procedures or programs, and evaluating their results and effectiveness. The questions are conceptual in approach and fundamental in level; they do not involve the manipulation of data nor the application of quantitative methods.
- Understanding and interpreting tabular material - These questions test your ability to understand, analyze, and use the internal logic of data presented in tabular form. You may be asked to perform tasks such as completing tables, drawing conclusions from them, analyzing data trends or interrelationships, and revising or combining data sets. The concepts of rate, ratio, and proportion are tested. Mathematical operations are simple, and computational speed is not a major factor in the test. You should bring with you a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone.
- Understanding and interpreting written material - These questions test how well you comprehend written material. You will be provided with brief reading selections and will be asked questions about the selections. All the information required to answer the questions will be presented in the selections; you will not be required to have any special knowledge relating to the subject areas of the selections.
Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.
Eligibility for Employment
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
Admission to Examination
Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, call 518-474 6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627.
Multiple Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.
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