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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/11/24

Vacancy ID152081

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleProgram Research Specialist 2 (Human Services) - Albany - (NY HELPS)

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 Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 1220 Washington Avenue

State Office Campus, Building 12

City Albany


Zip Code12240

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide program (NY HELPS). For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, if they meet the below NY HELPS minimum qualifications.

NY HELPS Non-Competitive Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by nine semester credit hours in statistics, biostatistics, economics, econometrics, research methods, mathematics, data analysis, or data modeling and three years of professional research experience in the collection and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review and analysis of social services programs, such as cash or nutrition assistance, child welfare, disease management, disease prevention, employment and unemployment services, labor market information, or workforce development.

It is expected that employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status in the future, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified. If you are interested in the NY-HELPS program, or this position, you may reply to this vacancy posting, or you may visit the New York State Department of Civil Service website at (copy and paste in browser) to register today, in three easy steps.

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed. Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume. If you are not comfortable providing this information in your response, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.

Reassignment Qualifications:

Current Department of Labor employees only, with at least one year of permanent, contingent-permanent in a Program Research Specialist 2 Human Services; if you have less than one year, you must be reachable on the current list for this location, if one exists.

70.1 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with one year of permanent/contingent permanent or 55b/c service as an Associate Statistician, Grade 23 may qualify for transfer to Program Research Specialist 3 Human Services, Grade 23.

52.6 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: Current NYS employees with one year or more of permanent, contingent permanent, or 55b/c service in a title allocated to Grade 21 or higher and designated as Administrative under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

Note: For 52.6 and 70.1 transfers, a comprehensive list of titles approved for transfers is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at

- Supervisory experience
- Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Duties Description Standard Duties:
The Program Research Specialist 2 (Human Services) duties in Research and Statistics Bureau, will include but are not limited to the following:

Assists in the preparation of the monthly jobs and local area unemployment rates press release, monthly Governor's briefing on labor market developments in New York State, and regional labor market briefings. Performs the duties of Associate Editor for the monthly Employment in New York State newsletter. This entails editing articles, developing content, reviewing draft newsletter for inaccuracies, and coordinating with pertinent departmental staff to ensure the newsletter's timely release. Prepares other monthly data products and reports including Labor Market Highlights, the Economic Data Card, the Index of Coincident Economic Indicators and Unemployed Jobs Seekers per Opening. Reviews labor market information data and products for accuracy. Ensures up-to-date data are maintained in a readily accessible location. Responds to requests for labor market information from inside and outside the Department. Prepares special statistics reports, value-added pieces, and other ad hoc assignments. Works as part of a team to develop new labor market information products and services for New York State and its 10 regions. Conducts labor market research for New York State and its 10 labor market regions. Prepares and submits reports, as requested, in consultation with supervisor and the Chief of BLMI. Reviews and edits monthly news items for inclusion in the regional Labor Market Briefing documents.

Additional Comments Telecommuting will be discussed in the interview.

If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272,

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

Name Teresita Beaudoin

Telephone 518-457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street 1220 Washington Ave

State Office Campus, Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingAll candidates must submit a written resume and cover letter which clearly demonstrates how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. These documents must be received by March 11, 2024; and submitted via email to or mailed to the NYS Department of Labor, Personnel Bureau, Building 12, Room 561, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12226. You must include, Vacancy ID #152081, Program Research Specialist 2 Human Services - Albany, in the subject line of your email. Failure to do so may result in a delay of processing your application.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity.

New York State (NYS) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, carrier status, gender identity or prior conviction records, or prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications or sealed records unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

If you are a person with a disability and wish to request that a reasonable accommodation be provided for you to participate in a job interview, please contact: Department of Labor, Attn: Director, Division of Equal Opportunity and Development (DEOD), Building 12, Albany, NY 12240 (Phone (518) 457-1984 and/or fax (518) 485-2575.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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