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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/18/22

Applications Due12/12/22

Vacancy ID117011

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 3 (Epidemiology) - 24735

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Early Intervention

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, 2nd Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biology, infection control, statistics/biostatistics, biomedical science, environmental health, environmental science or a closely related degree and four years of professional post-degree scientific research experience; or a Master’s degree in one of the above mentioned fields and three years of post-degree professional scientific research; or a Doctorate in one of the above mentioned fields and one year of post degree professional scientific research.

Preferred Qualifications: Work experience involving the linkage of unrelated administrative datasets to design and conduct epidemiologic research studies. Experience in the management and analysis of primary and secondary data, application of principles and statistical analysis of health service delivery and utilization models as well as public health surveillance. Experience demonstrating the ability to link public health program knowledge to epidemiology 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 skills. Experience presenting surveillance and research results to technical and non-technical audiences. High level of proficiency in SAS programming (especially joining and analyzing large Oracle tables), SQL programming, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word. Experience with Geographical Information System (GIS) software.

Duties Description The Bureau of Early Intervention is responsible for the New York State Early Intervention Program (NYSEIP), an entitlement program which provides services to approximately 70,000 infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Expenditures for this program exceed $650 million annually. Under the direction of the Data and Program Evaluation unit manager, the Research Scientist 3 (RS 3) will provide support to the Bureau of Early Intervention by overseeing data management, analysis, and interpretation of data to contribute to research in early childhood and to assure compliance with federal and state reporting requirements. The RS 3 will provide oversight on data migration integrity between early intervention information systems, the implementation of business requirements to the data system, and the validation of data reporting from the information system. The RS 3 will conduct cost analyses of claims and liabilities; and will support quality improvement initiatives as well as assist with directing lower level research scientists to manage and analyze data and prepare formal reports and presentations. Specific duties include basic and advanced statistical analysis, study design, sample and power calculations, outcome interpretation, and report writing and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Additional Comments Contingent permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment.

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, TL/RS3/24735/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/RS3/24735/DFH included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group,TL/RS3/24735/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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