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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/09/24

Applications Due07/24/24

Vacancy ID162639


AgencyTaxation & Finance, State

TitleProgram Research Specialist 2 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $84156 to $106454 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class 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 New York

Street Address WA Harriman State Office Campus

City Albany


Zip Code12227

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Promotional Minimum Qualifications:
You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have 1-year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Program Research Specialist 1.

A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by NINE semester credit hours in statistics, biostatistics, economics, econometrics, research methods, mathematics, data analysis, or data modeling PLUS THREE YEARS of professional* research experience in:
The collection and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review and analysis of program operations.

COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eligible for transfer under Civil Service Law OR Reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title and location in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations.

Duties Description Under the general direction of a Program Research Specialist 3 or other managerial official. The Program Research Specialist 2 position is a working supervisor that secures and provides factual and evaluative material and advice needed to direct agency programs.

The Program Research Specialist 2 supervises Program Research Specialists 1 and/or other clerical or professional staff.

Program Research Specialists 2 plan the creation of studies and the collection of data. They will also be responsible for the analysis and evaluation of the data, and report findings on current or proposed operating programs, and on policies and legislation related to such programs, to evaluate actual or potential effectiveness in achieving program objectives. Program Research Specialists 2 will participate in Department-wide initiatives and projects as needed and report progress, issues, and risks to supervisors. Program Research Specialists 2 communicate, both orally and in writing, with a variety of individuals and groups including program research staff and management officials. Program Research Specialists 2 may assist a Program Research Specialist 3 in managing special projects and new tasks to meet both Tax Department and OTPA’s Operational Plan.

Additional Comments New York State is an equal opportunity employer. It’s the policy of the state of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or an arrest or criminal conviction record unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Name Kacey Eutermarks

Telephone 518-402-2871


Email Address


Street WA Harriman State Office Campus

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12227


Notes on ApplyingTelecommuting will be discussed at the interview. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter stating current title and how you qualify as well as a copy of your unofficial transcripts. Please reference the vacancy ID number, and the title of this position in the subject of your response to this posting.

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