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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/01/23

Applications Due12/15/23

Vacancy ID145223

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleProgram Research Specialist 2(Health Systems Analysis) – 51418,51425

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

150 Broadway, Riverview Center

City Menands


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service as a Program Research Specialist 2 Health Care Finance, Program Research Specialist 2 Medical Assistance, Program Research Specialist 2 Public Health, Program Research Specialist 2 Health Systems Analysis.

Provisional Promotion: Current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service as a Program Research Specialist 1 (HSA).

Open Competitive Provisional: Must possess a bachelors degree including or supplemented by NINE semester credit hours in statistics, biostatistics, economics, econometrics, research methods, mathematics, data analysis, or data modeling PLUS THREE YEARS of professional* research experience in the collection and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review and analysis of healthcare delivery systems, State and federal surveillance systems, health regulatory or policy analysis, or clinical outcomes.

*J.D. or master's degree may substitute for one year of the experience; a doctoral degree may substitute for two years of the experience.

*For purpose of these examinations professional research experience cannot be part of your degree requirements. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the supplemental coursework and degree requirements for this examination. Include the name of the college or university, course title, date received, and number of semester credits received per course in the ""coursework"" section of the online application. If applying with a paper application, you may attach a copy of your transcripts for verification of coursework and degree requirements.

Experience limited to general, non-professional research tasks (for example, legal citation research, bibliographical research, or incidental research functions as part of a non-research job) will NOT be considered qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors or Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, economics, computer science, or a related field. Experience with analyzing large datasets, database management, records linkage, and in the interpretation of data analytic results, report writing and public presentation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Skilled in SAS and soL
Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
such as Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in groups.

Duties Description Both positions are located within the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. Duties include: collection and analysis of data; development of reports/recommendations regarding program activities and responsibilities; draft and recommend new program regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and standards, as needed; and assist with program implementation. Additional duties include the preparation and publishing of written material in the form of internal and external reports concerning trends and data analysis, correspondence, and other documents related to program functions, including responding to internal and external stakeholders regarding program policies and regulations; track progress of multiple tasks and report to Bureau and DOH Executive Management as requested; assist with administrative tasks, operational activities, and other Bureau assignments as needed; supervise staff carrying out BNE activities.
Item # 51418 will support the Opioid Stewardship Fund program and the Opioid Excise Tax. The Program Research Specialist 2 (Health Systems Analysis) (PRS2) will provide technical assistance to New York State (NYS) licensed manufacturers and distributors with the reporting application and will monitor the submission of data related to the sale and distribution of controlled substances in NYS. The PRS2 will review data submitted by NYS licensed manufacturers and distributors for accuracy and potential impact on payments related to the Opioid Stewardship Fund program and the Opioid Excise Tax.
Item #51425 will assist the Prescription Monitoring Program Registry. The Program Research Specialist 2 (Health Systems Analysis) (PRS2) will assist with programmatic oversight of the administration and operation of the data unit in the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. This position will ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and develop plans for continuous quality improvement based on data and program priorities.

Additional Comments DOH’s Telecommuting Program for NYS DOH staff has been extended through June 30, 2024. The number of permissible telecommuting days for each employee, not to exceed 5 days per pay period, will be determined by the current work demands/assignments as well as program operational needs.

This position may require proof of vaccination from COVID-19.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Michael Mangano

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference MM/PRS2-HSA/51418,51425 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MM/PRS2-HSA/51418,51425 Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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