Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/09/21
Applications Due: 09/19/21
Vacancy ID: 91040

Position Information

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleProgram Research Specialist 3

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address 40 North Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12243

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer or a 52.6 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title;


Reachable on the appropriate eligible list in Albany.

Duties Description The Program Research Specialist 3 will conduct research, evaluation, and analytical studies related to child support, including:

• Collecting and processing data related to DCSS claims, expenditures, and other financial transactions;
• Collecting and processing data in support of DCSS audits;
• Analyzing and interpreting data in support of consideration of changes related to policies, procedures, and program improvements;
• Identifying trends in data and any factors that could affect the results of the analysis conducted;
• Preparing tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results;
• Preparing forecasts of factors related to and affecting the Child Support Program operations for use in strategic planning activities;
• Reviewing contractor vouchers including the fiscal agent providing central payment processing functions, local district chargeback allocations; and
• Participating in the annual federal child support self-assessment process for the Division of Child Support Services.

Desired Competencies:
• Self-motivated, strong attention to detail, and committed to teamwork.
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

Additional Comments A full-time, permanent appointment will be made. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.

Please be advised that all hires or transfers into this position must submit to mandatory fingerprinting and an associated background investigation, including state and national criminal history record checks, as well as a check with local law enforcement agencies where the applicant has lived, worked, and/or attended school within the last 5 years for any identified arrests, to ensure suitability for employment and/or continued employment. Candidates will not be required to pay the fees associated with mandatory fingerprinting. 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.

Candidates should reference posting 21-120 when submitting your application.

If submitting electronically, please reference posting 21-120 as part of your subject line.

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

Contact Information

Name Recruitment Unit

Telephone 518-474-6822

Fax 518-474-9374

Email Address


Street 40 North Pearl Street, 12B

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12243


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.

You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.

Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.

In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact OTDA's designee for reasonable accommodation at (518) 473-6364.