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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/14/22

Applications Due11/30/22

Vacancy ID116729

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleProject Assistant (WIC Shopping Innovation) - 22399

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Division of Nutrition - Evaluation, Research, and Surveillance Unit

150 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12204

Minimum Qualifications "Bachelor’s degree in data or computer science, informatics, economics, statistics, mathematics, or a related field (such as social sciences and public health), and two years of experience in data visualization, and statistical models and data mining tools.

A master’s degree in one of the above fields may substitute for one year of the experience. A doctoral degree in one of the above fields may substitute for the two years of specialized experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency in Statistical Analysis System (SAS) or other statistical software, as well as Microsoft Excel; experience in extracting and analyzing data from large relational databases; experience in large project coordination; experience in survey and interview development and administration.

Duties Description "This position is located in the New York State Department of Health’s Division of Nutrition, within the Evaluation, Research, and Surveillance Unit (ERSU). Under the supervision of a Project Coordinator for the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Shopping Experience Innovation Project, the Project Assistant will support project coordination activities, including survey instrument design, data collection, and analysis and dissemination of findings

The WIC Shopping Experience Innovation Project is grant funded through the United States Department of Agriculture through federal fiscal years 2023 and 2024. The project will survey WIC participants on current shopping practices and assess interest in the availability of online shopping for WIC benefits. The Project Assistant will assist the Project Coordinator with the recruitment and engagement of key stakeholders, including WIC participants and their families, WIC vendors, and WIC clinic staff. The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and ERSU colleagues to collect and analyze data to inform the State’s development and execution of an online shopping solution to increase benefit utilization and participant engagement."

Additional Comments This position is being posted in anticipation of New York State Division of the Budget approval, and is a full-time temporary project appointment for a period of 18 months.

"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.. "

For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management Group, RMV/PROJECT/22399/DON

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

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 RMV/PROJECT/22399/DON included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, RMV/PROJECT/22399/DON, 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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