Occ. Code 2816100









New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard



Positions in this class series manage programs that provide HIV prevention education to the general population, and HIV prevention, health care, and supportive services to at-risk and HIV-infected populations in New York State.  Incumbents monitor trends in the epidemic; formulate policy; form partnerships with providers and communities directly affected; develop HIV service strategies that address the epidemic; and direct staff in developing prevention, health care and supportive service programs, coordinating services, educating health care professionals and the public, and providing technical assistance and support to service providers.


These positions are classified in the AIDS Institute at the Department of Health (DOH).


AIDS PROGRAM MANAGER 1:  first managerial level; serves primarily as a Section Director overseeing the daily management of a limited scope HIV/AIDS program, or acts as an Assistant Bureau Director to a larger more complex program.


AIDS PROGRAM MANAGER 2:  second managerial level; oversees the daily management of a large, more complex HIV/AIDS program; serves primarily as Bureau Director, Office Director, or Associate Division Director.


AIDS PROGRAM MANAGER 3:  director level; directs a bureau or a large AIDS prevention program.  




Nutrition Program Managers administer and oversee bureaus and larger units within the Division of Nutrition, which manages programs that improve the nutritional status of the residents of New York State.


Community Health Program Managers provide administrative and programmatic direction to a major public health program.  Incumbents of these positions direct staff in a broad range of activities (such as public health outreach, control of  disease outbreaks, and disease surveillance) and coordinate public health programs and services with other State agencies and local health units.


Environmental Health Program Managers are responsible for the development, implementation, oversight, and management of one or more major statewide environmental health programs, or a comprehensive environmental health program for a region.



            AIDS Program Manager 1

Responsible for policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation for the program area(s) within which they work (e.g., HIV prevention services; HIV counseling and testing; HIV ambulatory care services; HIV services for uninsured and underinsured populations; supportive services for persons with HIV/AIDS; services targeted to specific populations; management of the planning and coordination of HIV/AIDS services through planning/advisory bodies; and clinical/provider education). 


Develop policy related to AIDS Institute programs.









Plan, design, and implement HIV/AIDS programs and services. 










Direct the allocation of resources and fiscal processes.  








Direct program evaluation.








Direct the day-to-day implementation and management of programs.









Oversee programs human resources management activities.










Represent the AIDS Institute.




            AIDS Program Manager 2


The AIDS Program Manager 2 may perform some or all of the duties as the AIDS Program Manager 1, but their primary role is to coordinate and direct AIDS Program Manager 1s and other lower-level professional staff in execution of these duties.  They may assume more responsibility in representing AIDS Institute program areas.


            AIDS Program Manager 3


At the Division or Executive Office level, the AIDS Program Manager 3 will perform some or all of the duties of the AIDS Program Manager 2.  Additional duties associated with the AIDS Program Manager 3 title include:


·         Determine the allocation of funds to best meet the needs of at-risk and HIV-positive persons throughout the State.


·         Develop AIDS Institute-wide strategic plans, incorporating input from throughout the organization, as well as the community.


·         Establish Institute-wide policy, program goals, budget, and human resources priorities. 


·         Communicate with and respond to DOH executive staff, the Division of the Budget, the Governors Office, and the legislature on HIV/AIDS policy, program, fiscal, and administrative issues.


·         Make organizational changes necessary to carry out the mission of the AIDS Institute.






Open-Competitive:  Bachelors degree and four years of experience in the direction and management of a statewide, borough-wide, or multi-county HIV/AIDS program providing prevention, education, counseling and testing, health care, case management, or a variety of supportive services* to persons at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, or in providing education/training to HIV/AIDS service providers.  This experience must have included prioritizing goals, implementing programs, and allocating resources.  One year of the experience must have included supervising professional staff.




Promotion:  one year of experience as an AIDS Program Manager 1.


Open-Competitive:  Bachelors degree and five years of the experience required for AIDS Program Manager 1. Two years of the experience must have included supervising professional staff.




Promotion:  one year of experience as an AIDS Program Manager 2, or two years of experience as an AIDS Program Manager 1.


Open-Competitive:   Bachelors degree and six years of the experience required for AIDS Program Manager 1. The experience must have included developing the programs budget and organizational structure, prioritizing goals and objectives, implementing programs, and staff development.  Three years of the experience must have included supervising professional staff who supervises lower-level professionals. 


*The supportive services program must have provided a range of services, which may include but are not limited to outreach, transportation, food and nutrition, housing assistance, health education, substance abuse counseling, supportive counseling, peer support, and translation services. 



Date:  6/13


NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those that were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.