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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/06/23

Applications Due12/20/23

Vacancy ID145561

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleProgram Research Specialist 1, SG-18, Item #04575

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 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 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for a Program Research Specialist 1, eligible under the 55 b/c program (see below), or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 52.6 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

For 52.6 and/or 70.4 transfer to a Program Research Specialist 1, salary grade SG-18, you must have one year of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service in an approved title for transfer allocated to an SG-18 or above. SG-11 or above for a Trainee 1, SG-12 or above for a Trainee 2, depending on qualifications.
To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (

Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.

55-b/c program:
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

Duties Description • Program Evaluation: Support the planning, implementation, coordination, analysis of studies and projects evaluating government programs and operations. Identify and assess data sources, performance measures, programmatic goals, and outcomes. Assess and recommend evaluation methods and strategies. Conduct literature reviews, synthesizing research findings and developing recommendations. Collect, process, analyze and interpret data and information utilizing various quantitative and qualitative sources such as agency statistics, agency records, discussions with stakeholders, databases, survey tools, or other materials and sources. Evaluate public program areas (e.g., policy, policy integration/coordination, procedures, goals and objectives, cost, effectiveness, etc.). Identify risks, trends, conditions, and opportunities in program areas being evaluated. Assess the effectiveness of alternative approaches, strategies, or corrective action. Identify weaknesses or potential problems in program implementation and coordination. Develop recommendations to improve program operations and coordination based on results of evaluation efforts. Prepare tables, visualizations, graphs, fact sheets, written briefs and technical reports summarizing evaluation research, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations. Present results of evaluation research, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations, etc. to internal and external stakeholders.
• Project Planning, Coordination, Analysis and Reporting: Part of a team responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring agency projects. Collect, analyze, monitor, track, and summarize data. Monitor and make recommendations to improve data collection systems, assessing the content of data systems against agency analytic needs. May participate in defining and refining data infrastructure necessary to carry out and improve projects. Plan and develop analytical methods and coordinate various aspects of project execution. Monitor progress towards goals and recommend adjustments. Prepare quarterly, annual, and other reports. Develop communication and training. Prepare written deliverables. Present results of analysis and recommendations.
• Miscellaneous: Conduct research or analysis or prepare materials for other initiatives, as needed.
• Training and Professional Development: Attend conferences and participate in other professional development activities. Seeks out and obtain specialized training applicable to special projects, program evaluation activities, or other job duties.

Additional Comments Desired Competencies or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong critical thinking skills.
• Effective written communication skills.
• Strong verbal communication skills, including public speaking and facilitating discussions with internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to conduct quantitative analysis.
• Strong project management skills, and the ability to organize and prioritize projects into tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Effective interpersonal and team skills.
• Strong technology skills, including familiarity with Microsoft products.
• Research, analysis, and evaluation skills.
Additional Comments:
Telecommuting: The Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) supports telecommuting where it is reasonable to do so based upon the agency’s mission and operational needs. Generally, employees new to OSC will be restricted from telecommuting for at least 8 calendar weeks. After the initial 8 calendar week restriction, if an employee’s duties and work performance are aligned with telecommuting they may be allowed to do so. Upon approval to telecommute, OSC employees may telecommute up to 5 days per pay period.

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Name Sara Burt

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street, 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingSubmit a clear, concise cover letter and resume stating how you meet the above minimum qualifications to, no later than December 20, 2023. Reference Item #04575-SAB in the subject line and on the cover letter for proper routing.
If you have questions about this vacancy, please contact this Division representative:
Division contact: Kimberly Bott,

When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section only. The OER ID # should not be included.

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