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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/21/24

Applications Due07/01/24

Vacancy ID151658

NY HELPYes

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleProgram Research Specialist 1 (NY HELPS), SG 18, Program Research Specialist Trainee 2 (NY HELPS), (Equated to 14),Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (NY HELPS), (Equated to 13)

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

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

Workday

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

StateNY

Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications Do you want a career with a purpose that provides work/life balance? Apply today to join the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

No exam required under the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) Program:

Non-Competitive Qualifications for appointment under NY HELPS Program:

For appointment to the Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 you must have:
A bachelor's degree or higher including or supplemented by nine semester credit hours in biostatistics, data analysis, or data modeling, economics, econometrics, *mathematics, research methods, or statistics.
*Qualifying mathematics courses will include actuarial science, finance, and mathematics.

For appointment to the Program Research Specialist Trainee 2 you must have:
Either 1. One year of professional research experience performing the collection, manipulation (e.g., data construction, merging data files, data cleaning, working with data files containing different levels of data) and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review, analysis, and presentation related to program operations. OR
2. A master's degree or higher including or supplemented by nine semester credit hours in biostatistics, data analysis, or data modeling, economics, econometrics, *mathematics, research methods, or statistics.

For appointment to the Program Research Specialist 1 Full Performance Level you must have:
Either 1. Two years of professional research experience performing the collection, manipulation (e.g., data construction, merging data files, data cleaning, working with data files containing different levels of data) and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review, analysis, and presentation related to program operations. OR
2. A master's degree or higher including or supplemented by nine semester credit hours in biostatistics, data analysis, or data modeling, economics, econometrics, *mathematics, research methods, or statistics AND one year of professional research experience performing the collection, manipulation (e.g., data construction, merging data files, data cleaning, working with data files containing different levels of data) and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review, analysis, and presentation related to program operations.
* Qualifying mathematics courses will include actuarial science, finance, and mathematics.

OR

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:
You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, eligible under the 55 b/c
program (see below), or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

To determine if you your current Civil Service titles is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career
Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (ny.gov)

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

Depending on qualifications, you may be required to serve a 1 or 2-year traineeship that leads to the full level grade 18 position.

Duties Description Performs various tasks in the data collection and manipulation, analysis, evaluation, and reporting on smaller, less difficult operating programs, or carries out segments of larger projects as assistants to higher level specialists.
• Evaluates data sources to determine any limitations in terms of reliability or usability.
• Recommends, prepares, monitors, and disseminates performance measures. Selects the appropriate methods to follow in analyzing and evaluating data, considering the character and sources of data and the statistical tools to be used.
• Pre-tests questionnaires and other documents and methods developed for the study to ensure their accuracy, reasonableness, and relevance.
• Collects and processes data utilizing survey and/or non-survey instruments, published and unpublished agency statistics and records, on-site investigations, discussions with operating officials, and similar materials and sources.
• Synthesizes empirical research and prepares literature reviews; makes recommendations based on best practices.
• Performs data manipulation tasks with quantitative data, such as data construction, merging data files, and data cleaning.
• Analyzes and interprets data following analytical methods prescribed by plan.
• Evaluates various program areas including policy, procedure, legislation, objective, and cost effectiveness.
• Identifies actual or potential problem areas, trends, program accomplishments, and additional key factors in the program being studied.
• Identifies new program needs, considering agency goals and other relevant conditions and trends, and the effects of actual or proposed legislation.
• Evaluates the effectiveness of alternative or corrective actions being considered for various programs.
• Analyzes and interprets statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.
• Assesses the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy.
• Identifies relationships and trends in data, and any factors that could affect the results of the research or analysis.
• Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software.
• Performs data extraction, data linkages, and data queries using computer software.
• Prepares tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research and analysis results.
• Prepares forecasts of factors directly related to and affecting agency program operations for use in program planning activities.
• Presents results of studies, analyses, or investigations to agency management, covering conclusions and recommendations based on the evaluations made.
• Develops specifics regarding the planning, development of analytical methods, study or analysis of procedures, and methods of presentation.
• Prepares written technical reports containing the analysis and interpretation of study findings along with recommended courses of action based on study or analysis of findings.
• Assesses the content of data systems to ensure that they support the analytic needs of the agency.
• Conducts programmatic discussions and conferences and prepares written directives that outline broad study objectives.
• May participate in defining and refining data infrastructure requirements and consult with information technology staff in developing and maintaining the agency’s infrastructure necessary to carry out research functions.

Additional Comments Desired Competencies:
• 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 to 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.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the State Comptroller is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:
The NYS Office of the State Comptroller provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Division of Human Resources at (518) 474-1924.

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 any 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.

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

Name Mandi Lenzi

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address OSCHELPS@osc.ny.gov

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 OSCHELPS@osc.ny.gov, no later than July 1, 2024. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.
Reference 151658-NY HELPS Program Research Specialist 1 in the subject line and on the cover letter for proper routing.
When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section only.

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