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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/14/18

Applications Due09/28/18

Vacancy ID58989

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleProgram Research Specialist 4 – 76003

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $90375 to $111316 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address OPCHSM, Center for Health Care Provider Services and Oversight

Riverview Center

City Menands


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications Current NYS Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as a Program Research Specialist 4, SG-27 OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title at or above a SG-25 and deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or Section 52.6 of the NYS Civil Service Law.
Bachelors or Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, economics, computer science, or a related field. Experience with analyzing large datasets, database management, records linkage, and in the interpretation of data analytic results, report writing and public presentation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Skilled in SAS and SQL. Proficient with MS Office such as Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in groups.

Duties Description Plan, organize and direct program and grant research, analysis and evaluation related to controlled substance prescribing, dispensing, utilization trends and management of various programs within the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement working under general administrative direction; epidemiologic analysis of data; develop/approve analytical methods and detailed study procedures and coordinate activities of internal and external contributors/participants ensuring accuracy of data and statistical disclosure limitations are adhered to; monitor and evaluate program efficiency and effectiveness and initiate or recommend new program studies; review, approve and provide factual and evaluative material (reports) and advice related to controlled substance utilization, trends, aberrancies in a manner useful to management; present results of studies or investigations to operations and management including conclusions and recommendations in a manner useful to management; provide suggestions on improvements in program effectiveness and interpretations of study findings; compare NYS statistics with other states and federal statistics and findings to identify national versus State trends; provide written and oral reports, recommendations useful to management; develop comprehensive written and oral reports for Executive staff and the legislature relating to trends and surveillance of controlled substance prescription use, misuse and abuse and program operations; supervise staff.

Additional Comments Permanent, full-time appointment.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, DB/PRS4/76003

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, DB/PRS4/76003, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to with Reference Code DB/PRS4/76003 included in the subject line. *Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes accepted until September 28, 2018.

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