Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 01/17/23
Applications Due: 02/02/23
Vacancy ID: 122005

Position Information

AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleResearch Scientist 4 (Substance Use and Gambling Epidemiology)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $97826 to $120492 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

1450 Western Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12203

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidate must have the following for appointment:

Non-Competitive: bachelor’s degree and five years of professional research experience in an appropriate field. –

Substitutions: master’s degree in an appropriate field may substitute for one year of experience, and Ph.D. in an appropriate field may substitute for an additional year of experience.

Examples of acceptable degree fields are Epidemiology, Sociology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Biology, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Health Administration, Addiction Studies, Education, Human Services and other related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Master’s or Doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health, public policy, statistics/biostatistics, public administration or closely related field
-Intermediate or advanced knowledge of SAS, geographical information systems (GIS) and Tableau
-At least 2 years’ experience integrating health equity principles into surveillance, epidemiology and research
- At least 2 years’ experience analyzing population-based survey data
- At least 2 years’ experience in chronic disease surveillance, epidemiology or research
- At least 2 years’ experience with supervision of research and data analysis staff

Duties Description The Research Scientist 4 directs the Epidemiology and Needs Assessment Unit’s functions that include, but are not limited to:

• Monitoring and assessing prevalence instruments such as the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

o Create data products that highlight the findings that are relevant to New York State and the work of OASAS.

• Designing and implementing OASAS-sponsored prevalence surveys.

o Includes creation of survey instrument, selection of survey vendor, and project management of survey implementation.

• Collecting and analyzing public health data related to the consequences of addiction (e.g., overdose mortality, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, newborns with neonatal withdrawal symptoms, etc.)

o Create data products that highlight the findings that are relevant to New York State and the work of OASAS.

• Working with OASAS subject matter experts to design and implement surveys of providers and programs.

o Includes creation of survey tool, distribution of surveys to providers and/or programs, responding to provider/program inquiries, following up with delinquent providers, and analyzing results.

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

Contact Information

Name David Jacobson, Human Resources Specialist

Telephone 5184572963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address


Street NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports

1450 Western Avenue, 4th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingIF INTERESTED, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CURRENT RESUME AND COVER LETTER. Please use reference code DJ/RS4/50204/01.23

**Please provide your Social Security Number for verification of NYS employment (if applicable).