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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/09/19

Applications Due09/20/19

Vacancy ID72889

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist or RS 1 or RS 2 (Health Services Research) - 63024

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $45455 to $88124 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of Quality and Patient Safety, Division of Performance Improvement & Patient Safety

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower,

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications G-14 – Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration and policy, epidemiology, statistics, mathematics, social sciences, engineering, health economics, finance or a related degree and one year of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.

G-18 – Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration and policy, epidemiology, statistics, mathematics, social sciences, engineering, health economics, finance or a related degree and two years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field OR a Master’s degree in one of the above fields and one year of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field.

G-22 - Bachelor’s in public health, public administration and policy, epidemiology, statistics, mathematics, social sciences, engineering, health economics, finance or a related degree and three years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; OR a Master’s degree in one of the above fields and two years of post-degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Work experience or coursework in statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, public health or public policy. Professional research experience including: data collection and analysis, database management, statistical analyses and presentation of research findings. Knowledge of health care delivery systems, policies related to Medicaid, and quality improvement concepts and methodologies. Proficiency programming in SAS and/or SQL. Knowledge of advance statistical modeling techniques a plus. Excellent written and communication skills.

Duties Description The Research Scientist will perform a variety of research, evaluation, project management and analytical tasks designed to leverage clinical and health services data to evaluate quality of care and improve health outcomes. Specific duties include the following: contribute to and/or co-lead the planning, design, analysis and reporting of research, evaluation, and analytical projects that will provide new information and knowledge to inform system changes, quality improvement, and improve patient outcomes; develop statistical programs to abstract, cleanse, collapse, sort and merge data from large administrative data sources maintained by the Department; contribute to and collaborate with other researchers to produce meaningful reports, analytical tabulations and scientific articles for peer review publication; communicate findings with stakeholders internal and external to the Department; and assist in the response to analytical queries needed to address organizational priorities.
If appointed at the Assistant Research Scientist level, the incumbent will perform these duties under the technical supervision of a higher-level Research Scientist; if appointed as a Research Scientist 1, the incumbent will perform these duties under general supervision; if appointed at a Research Scientist 2 level, the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties with a considerable degree of independence.

Additional Comments Appointment level will be determined based on the qualifications and skills of the selected candidate. Permanent, full-time, non-competitive appointment.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group - BL/RS/63024,

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address resume@health.ny.gov

Address

Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

 

Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, BL/RS/63024, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395, or by email to resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference Code BS/RS/63024 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes accepted until August 23, 2019.

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