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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due03/04/24

Vacancy ID151419


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 2 (Epidemiology) - 04552

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade22

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

Salary RangeFrom $77600 to $98252 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 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Center for Environmental Health - Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Research Scientist 2 / Grade 22: A bachelors degree in Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or a related degree (Related degrees may include Medical Anthropology, Psychology, Nutrition, Nursing, Pharmacology, Mathematics, Education, Medical Geography, Sociology, Economics, or other relevant Social Science, or Natural Sciences) AND at least three 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 2 years of post-degree professional research experience; OR a doctoral degree in one of the above fields.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental health/science, or statistics/biostatistics; experience with lead safety and healthy housing initiatives; experience presenting information to the public and various stakeholder groups; and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Duties Description Under the direction of a senior level Research Scientist, the Research Scientist (RS) 2 will work independently and with other research scientists in the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of data to inform decisions about regulatory practices, stimulate public health action, and disseminate information to various audiences.

Responsibilities will include designing and conducting research studies on cross-cutting initiatives, including the development of a statewide lead rental registry program, and identifying associations between rental unit lead hazard frequency, severity, or persistence and elevated blood lead levels. The RS 2 will perform data organization, data linkage and analysis, summarize results through tables, graphs, and reports; advise Department of Health staff on epidemiologic studies and data interpretation; and provide recommendations for public health protection and policy.

Additional Comments Contingent permanent, non-competitive, full-time position. Occasional travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation may be required (5%).

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, RMV/RS2/04552/CEH

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, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference RMV/RS2/04552/CEH included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, RMV/RS2/04552/CEH, 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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