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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/21/23

Applications Due12/21/23

Vacancy ID144582

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleResearch Scientist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $77600 to $98252 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications This is a full-time non-competitive position. The minimum qualifications for appointment to a Research Scientist 2 position are: a Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a Master’s Degree and two years of such experience; or a Doctorate degree in an appropriate field. Appropriate fields include: Biostatistics, Economics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, or a related social science field.

Candidates with knowledge of Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and reporting fundamentals and expertise in analyzing large, complex, multi-dimensional datasets with a variety of tools are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have experience working with Medicaid claim, encounter and recipient eligibility data as well as statistical and database software including SAS and SQL data analytic programming and Tableau. Expertise in the research, development, and support of data visualization techniques and experience with solving analytical problems using statistical approaches is preferred. Candidates should have solid presentation, organizational and communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of professional staff and the ability to work independently and in teams. The preferred candidate will have experience in both data analytics and mental health care systems as well as demonstrated expertise using statistical approaches to understand population health.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Research Scientist 2, Grade 22, position assigned to the Office of Managed Care that will be tasked with assisting in the development of a sound and comprehensive research plan and methodology, through the use of multiple data warehouses, to drive the agency’s understanding and design of behavioral health payment reform.

Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Support OMH’s transition to population health management and payment reform using data analysis, coding and visualizations.

- Assist in Managed Care Organization (MCO) oversight and monitoring through the use of Medicaid data and MCO reported data.

- Make recommendations on the most effective practices, data and analytics.

- Conduct and develop research projects to fill data gaps and verify existing scientific research and data to help evaluate and solve complex healthcare issues.

- Prepare summary reports for internal review and presentation for public.

- Participate in NYS’ research and implementation-related workgroups.

- Research, propose, and develop metrics and reports to monitor Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to behavioral rehabilitation and recovery services and outcomes.

- Collaborate with other Research Scientists within OMH and across state agencies to compare and evaluate the relative effectiveness of practices based on available data.

- Other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations, and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

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

Name Leslie A. Brownell


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #144582 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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