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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/22

Applications Due12/15/22

Vacancy ID117627

AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleResearch Scientist 4 (Prevention)

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 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? No

County New York

Street Address NYS Office of Addiction Service and Supports

1450 Western Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12203

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have permanent status as a Research Scientist 4 (SG-27) and be interested in transfer; OR bachelor's degree and give years of professions research experience in an appropriate field. A master's degree in an appropriate field may substitute for one 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.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 4 position in the Division of Prevention and Problem Gambling Services will have direct oversight of primary prevention services aligned with the SAMHSA strategic prevention framework.

The incumbent will:

• Provide scientific oversight to statewide prevention initiatives and assist in supporting NYS prevention evidence-based practices and strategies.
• Supervise a team of research scientists who provide substance use/misuse prevention science, program evaluation, and data analyses expertise to the prevention field as well as review knowledge products or guidance materials for scientific merit/accuracy.
• Work closely with other OASAS divisions and units in the agency to coordinate existing and new prevention services in the continuum of prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
• Oversee program development in partnership with other state and public sector agencies. This includes oversight of contract management, technical assistance and training to existing and new providers and other State agencies.
• Supervise the development of needs assessment, policy, and protocols for prevention service delivery that may include developing subject matter content in procurements, maintaining the NYS Evidence-Based Registry and Promising Practice Program list and media components for Environmental Change Strategies, etc.
• Work in conjunction with other staff in the Division of Prevention and Problem Gambling Services, the Division of Data Management, Research, and Planning (DMRP) and other divisions.
• Perform other duties as needed.

Additional Comments Excellent Health Insurance Benefits Including Vision and Dental, NYS Employees Retirement System (Pension), Optional Deferred Compensation, Continuing Education Benefits, Generous Paid Leave Benefits, Compensation for 13 State holidays per year.

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

Name David Jacobson, Human Resources Specialist

Telephone 5184572963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address David.Jacobson@OASAS.NY.GOV


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 send a cover letter and resume to Please reference the vacancy id in your response. Failure to do so may result in a delay of your application being reviewed.

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

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