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: Experience with IT systems and/or large, population-based health related data sets (e.g. SPARCS, ECLRS, CDESS), disease registries (e.g. NYSIIS), working with confidential data, public health, and analytics with relational databases. Additional experiences include use of and supervising programming tools such as SAS and SQL (or R, Python) and data analysis using relational databases.
Duties Description The Data Analyst 2 is needed for the coordination of the Bureau's syndromic surveillance efforts, focused on cannabis-related conditions, healthcare utilization, and health outcomes for both pediatric and adult populations. The Data Analyst 2 will validate and refine syndrome definitions and chief complaint filters (including cannabis abuse, dependence, and use, cannabis poisoning, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, and other cannabis-related injuries and conditions), and monitoring incoming HL7 data feeds for completeness and timeliness. The Data Analyst 2 position will monitor reports and alerts for detecting cannabis-related condition spikes and outbreaks. The Data Analyst 2 will maintain the Electronic Syndromic Surveillance System (ESSS) report module, including user acceptance testing, updating the user guide, and training users related to cannabis-use related syndromes.
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/DA2/51574 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/DA2/7276/51574, 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 18, 2023.