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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/20/22

Applications Due08/20/22

Vacancy ID108978

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 5 (Epidemiology) - 32030

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade31

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

Salary RangeFrom $120117 to $146225 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 15%

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 Division of Family Health - Bureau of Research, Surveillance, and Evaluation

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 8th Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in biology, public health, epidemiology, infection control, statistics/biostatistics, biomedical science, environmental health, environmental science, or a related degree, and five years of post-degree professional research experience in a relevant field.

OR: Doctoral degree in biology, public health, epidemiology, infection control, statistics/biostatistics, biomedical science, environmental health, environmental science, or a related degree, and three years of post-degree professional research experience in a relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s or doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field. Experience integrating health equity principles into research and evaluation activities. More than five years of experience performing complex statistical regression modeling, designing evaluation of public health programs or population-level interventions, and computer programming using statistical analysis applications, such as but not limited to SAS, R, or SQL. Experience directly and indirectly supervising data analysis and research staff.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 5, Grade 31, will play a critical role within the Division of Family Health (DFH) by directing the Bureau of Research, Surveillance, and Evaluation (Bureau), a newly created bureau that will oversee all research, evaluation, and analytic activities across the Division’s diverse maternal and child health portfolio. The Division employs a health equity lens and focuses on population health across many areas, including pediatric and adolescent mental health, child health and well-being, children and youth with special health care needs and their families, sexual and reproductive healthcare, and maternal and perinatal outcomes. This is a leadership role within the DFH and will work closely with leadership in the Division and the Department of Health to align research and evaluation activities to support and inform priority initiatives.

The Director is responsible for all Bureau operations, including formulating and coordinating the Bureau’s research, evaluation, and surveillance activities. The position will ensure that initiatives undertaken by the Division result in data that provides information about outcomes and health impacts associated with programs and health initiatives; ensure quality of analysis, interpretation, and reporting of health indicators in support of prevention programs within the Division; direct the evaluation of key state and federally funded initiatives within the Division; ensure quality of surveillance and evaluation grant deliverables; and support the implementation of a health equity lens by incorporating a community perspective into research activities.

The Director will also oversee development and implementation of systems and applications that allow for collection and reporting of outcomes and health impacts data associated with prevention investments. The Director will make contributions to public health evidence-based research by participating in the development of manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals and disseminating findings through presentations at conferences. The Director will also supervise and mentor staff, manage programmatic data surveillance systems, respond to data inquiries, participate and contribute to agency-wide strategic initiatives, prepare briefing materials, and make public appearances and presentations.

Additional Comments Permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment. Travel to areas not served by public transportation may be required (15%).

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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Name Human Resources Management Group, TL/RS5/32030/DFH

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower Building, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference TL/RS5/32030/DFH included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, TL/RS5/32030/DFH, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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