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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152476


AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleData Director (Research Associate)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade661

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $88293 to $111592 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - Council on Children and Families

52 Washington Street, West Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor’s Degree and six years of post-degree professional experience in the area(s) of public health, epidemiology, public administration, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, sociology statistics/biostatistics, computer science, mathematics/applied mathematics, economics, , program evaluation or other related areas; or a Master’s degree in one of the above mentioned areas and five years of post-degree professional experience; or a Doctorate in one of the above mentioned areas and three years of post-degree professional experience.
Work experience involving the linkage of unrelated administrative datasets across information systems to design and conduct statistical analysis and research studies. Experience in the management and analysis of primary and secondary data, application of principles and statistical analysis of human service and child-serving systems. Experience demonstrating the ability to link program knowledge and policy implementation to statistical methodology, cost benefit analyses, and interpretation of results. Knowledge of quality improvement methodology, data analysis, and dashboard creation. Excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and competencies in teamwork and collaborative research with analytical, critical thinking, and scientific writing and problem-solving skills. Experience presenting data findings and research results to technical and non-technical audiences. Knowledge and experience using data to advance social economic justice and diversity and inclusion. High level of proficiency in SAS programming (especially joining and analyzing complex relational tables), SQL programming, Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Experience with Geographical Information System (GIS) software and Tableau preferred. Leadership skills, including the ability to balance team and individual responsibilities, build teams and consensus, and get things done through others not directly under their supervision.

Duties Description The New York State Council on Children and Families (CCF) is a small executive state agency that serves a unique role in state government. As a neutral agency, CCF facilitates the collaboration and alignment among the state’s health, education, and human services systems. As a convener, innovator, and change agent among these state child-serving agencies, CCF addresses cross-systems issues informed by data and research to improve outcomes for all of New York’s children and families. Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Research, the Data Director will provide support and direction to CCF data management, analysis, and interpretation of data to contribute to research in service delivery and outcomes across systems and to promote an effective and efficient system of services for the children and families of New York State.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Acting as lead subject matter expert on data collection, management, quality, and integrity tech capabilities/tooling, driving their adoption across systems, and providing input/guidance to data analysts, data scientists, data stewards/data officers, and CCF data partners and stakeholders.
• Management of data related grant and contract activities including NY KIDS COUNT grant.
• Collaborating with statewide data working groups to identify data where the quality and integrity are essential to promote transparency, improve government and program performance, and enhance child and family experience.
• Leading the statewide data working groups, directing data sharing activities across NY State and local entities, serving as the liaison to develop short-term and long-term data usage and publication plans, and advising executive management on opportunities to use data to inform policies.
• Leading the integration, statistical analysis, and reporting of data across systems.
• Engaging in research evaluating program quality, performance, and effectiveness to advise CCF and partner state agencies.
• Disseminating findings through the authorship of technical reports, research briefs, presentations, and peer-reviewed papers.
• Representing CCF on meetings/conferences, workgroups, taskforces, and advisory councils.
• Supervision of data staff.
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments This position has been posted on behalf of the Council on Children and Families.

Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

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Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel - MAA

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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