Minimum Qualifications Non-competitive: Bachelor’s degree in data or computer science, informatics, economics, statistics, mathematics, or a related field, and three years of experience* in data visualization, and statistical models and data mining tools.
*Substitution: A master’s degree in the above fields may substitute for one year of the specialized experience. A Ph.D. in the above fields may substitute for two years of the specialized experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred requirements include experience in public health surveillance, data collection and management of public health program data. Experience with IT systems and/or large, population-based or other health related data sets (e.g. SPARCS, ECLRS, CDESS), disease registries and working with confidential data, and database design/management and analytics. Additional experiences include use of programming tools such as SAS and SQL and data analysis using relational databases.
Duties Description Design and develop metrics to meet complex agency surveillance and reporting needs including for agency monitoring, external reporting and grant tracking activities; Develop programs (e.g. using SAS and/or SQL) to match with other applicable databases (e.g. SPARCS);Design, develop and monitor reports and alerts on spatial-temporal statistics for detecting spikes and outbreaks associated with COVID 19 and other co-occurring diseases; Provide guidance and subject matter expertise to program staff with next steps and action items as necessary, particularly in supporting metrics/data/analytics;
Analyze trends of these indicators at different geographical levels to assess the progression of these outcomes; Conduct complex ad hoc data analyses and data-related guidance requested by internal and external partners; Conduct quality assurance (QA) checks to ensure accuracy in developed metrics, reports and ad-hoc analyses;
Additional Comments 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: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to email@example.com, with Reference NMH/DA2/7276/7277 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/DA2/7276/7277 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. Resumes will be accepted until December 15, 2023.