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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/23/19

Applications Due09/09/19

Vacancy ID73359

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssistant Research Scientist or RS1 or RS2 (Biostatistics) – 10214

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


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 Primary Care and Health Systems Management, Data Management, Analysis and Research Group (DMAR)

Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications G-14 – Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, engineering or a related field 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 substituted for the required experience.

G-18 - Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, engineering or a related field and two years of post degree professional research experience in the appropriate field; or a master’s degree and one year of post degree professional research experience in the appropriate field.

G-22 - Bachelor's degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, engineering or a related field and three years of post degree professional research experience in an appropriate field; or a master’s degree in one of the above fields and two years of such experience; OR a Doctorate in one of the above fields.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Analytic experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, economics or a related field; knowledge of health care quality measurement; proficiency in advanced statistical analysis and summary report generating functionality such as macros, SQL, and ODS; the ability to develop and document reliable and replicable data processing procedures; excellent writing and presentation skills; the ability to present and explain complex information and prepare manuscript for publications; experience with project management; advanced experience in Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau, Crystal Reports or other similar report generating products.

Duties Description Under the direction of higher-level staff in DMAR, the Research Scientist 2 will serve as a mid-level researcher to assist in the design, development and generation of statistical summary reports using Business Intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau, Crystal Reports, etc.). Duties will include comprehensive and summarized snapshots of health care services availability and quality of care metrics; develop managers’ dashboard for monitoring the quality of care, fiscal health and utilization of healthcare facilities; develop methodologies for record linkage, data de-identification, suppression and redaction; conduct multivariate regression analysis and predictive modeling to identify risk factors and predict poor survey outcomes/ citations of future surveillance survey/inspection; conduct database management and statistical analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of the enforcement program in nursing homes on quality of care; respond to regular and ad hoc data requests using various data sources; and prepare summary level statistical reports and presentation slides using various data sources for dissemination/publication.

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

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

Name Human Resources Management Group - CB/RS2/10214

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower

Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, CB/RS2/10214, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code CB/RS2/10214 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 will be accepted until September 9, 2019.

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