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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/12/24

Applications Due02/27/24

Vacancy ID150846


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 3 (Epidemiology) - 06310

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $90806 to $114444 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 New York

Street Address Office of Health Equity and Human Rights/Office of Gun Violence Prevention

90 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications Bachelors degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related degree, AND at least four years of relevant post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field; OR a Master’s degree in one of the above fields, AND at least three years of post-degree professional research experience; OR a doctorate in one of the above fields, AND at least one year of post-degree professional research experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in data analysis of injury, hospitalization, health systems and/or surveillance data; Experience with data collection, management, analysis, and reporting, including intermediate to advance knowledge of SAS, SAS SQL, R or Python; intermediate to advance knowledge mapping software including but not limited to ARC GIS or R mapping capabilities. Strong analytic skills including interpretation of results and data analytic outputs to convey information to a variety of internal and external audiences. Experience working with and/or designing complex relational databases; experience developing and maintaining databases (Access, RedCap, or others). Experience in designing program evaluation and program performance monitoring plans. Experience developing data reports for public and internal use, data visualizations, and research deliverables including the preparation of peer-reviewed manuscripts and scientific posters. Demonstrated ability to work independently, coordinate and build partnerships with multiple Department of Health entities, and supervision of professional staff.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 3 will join the Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP) as a key position responsible for leading the development, implementation, and management of OGVP’s portfolio of research and evaluation projects aimed at reducing the prevalence of gun violence. The incumbent will design and conduct research and evaluation studies that advance the evidence base. Reporting to the Deputy Director of OGVP, the Research Scientist 3 will contribute to the identification of evidence-based strategies, measurement of short-term outputs, and assessment of long-term outcomes of gun violence prevention work across New York. Specific duties will include: Developing processes and procedures related to data sharing, data quality assurance, and data dissemination to ensure rapid and accurate access to data for internal and external partners; Develop processes to collect, analyze, and interpret data streams related to firearm surveillance and evaluate new data sources to enhance data completeness and quality to better understand the root causes of gun violence; Serve as liaison between NYS DOH units, divisions, and bureaus working with fatal and non-fatal firearm injury related data to understand, reconcile, and enhance multiple data sources and to ensure accurate, timely and efficient data sharing across; Develop and conduct data and geospatial analyses, utilizing SAS, SAS SQL, R, ARC GIS or other programming and/or mapping software, on fatal and non-fatal firearm injury related data to inform program development and resource allocation; Prepare data reports for internal and external presentations, reports, and publications. Additionally, the role includes grant writing to secure funding for research initiatives, building and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders, and representing OGVP in various forums. Supervising the Research Unit, the incumbent will provide leadership, guidance, and support to the team, fostering their professional growth and ensuring an efficient workflow.

Additional Comments Permanent, non-competitive, full-time appointment. Occasional travel, including overnights, throughout New York State including to areas not served by public transportation may be required (20%).

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. 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, TL/RS3/06310/OGVP

Telephone 518-486-1812

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 as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference TL/RS3/06310/OGVP included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, TL/RS3/06310/OGVP, 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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