Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Health Systems Specialist 1, G-18

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Health Systems Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Health Systems Specialist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Health Systems Specialist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Health Systems Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Health Systems Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Health Systems Specialist 4 25 $93,530 $117,875

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

As a Health Systems Specialists, under the general supervision of a higher-level Health Systems Specialist or other equivalent supervisory title, you would independently or as a member of a team (i.e., a multi-disciplinary survey team, medical review or audit team, or Central or Regional Office regulatory program team), perform program surveillance, medical or program review, audit, and regulatory activities. You may conduct and/or facilitate on-site surveys; evaluate records and billings against applicable laws and regulations; and draft and/or review Statements or Notices of Deficiencies, Plans of Correction, investigative reports, and survey information against Statewide standards.

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Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

Either 1. A bachelor's degree AND two years of qualifying administrative or clinical experience*; OR

2. A master's degree in public health, health policy and management, healthcare administration, hospital administration, healthcare finance, social work, nutrition, or physical therapy AND one year of qualifying administrative or clinical experience*.

*Qualifying administrative or clinical experience includes experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • professional administrative experience related to regulatory activities which include medical or programmatic review, audit, and/or regulatory activities observing and evaluating patient or resident care in a health care facility regulated by a governmental agency. Provision of direct care services are not qualifying;
  • oversight or coordination of regulatory compliance and/or quality assurance activities in a health care delivery system;
  • participating in the development or implementation of state or federal regulations that govern the provision of health care;
  • supervision of clinical staff who provide health related services in a health care facility regulated by a governmental agency;
  • evaluating the quality of health care provided to individuals to ensure that professional standards of practice are met and health related services comply with governmental regulations.

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted