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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/15/21

Applications Due07/30/21

Vacancy ID87742

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 5 (Epidemiology) - 15015

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade31

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

Salary RangeFrom $110970 to $135089 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Center for Community Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention, Tobacco Control Program

Corning Tower Building, ESP

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree Biology, Public Health, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Statistics/Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, or relevant degree and six years of professional research experience in an appropriate field.
Substitution: Ph.D. in an appropriate field may substitute for one year of experience. experience.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have experience in tobacco control or a related field such as public health, chronic disease, public policy, epidemiology, sociology and experience developing, implementing and evaluating policy-focused population-based strategies. Preferred candidates will have experience in a leadership position overseeing a multi-component public health program including staff supervision, State and Federal budget management, grant writing and directly contributing to legislative proposals to advance public health. The preferred candidate will have experience addressing issues pertaining to disparities in health equity in public health, including experience working with historically marginalized communities, and the potential associated impacts on health and health outcomes. Preferred candidates will have exceptional and demonstrated leadership, organizational, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills including presenting in public forms.

Duties Description The Research Scientist 5 will serve as the Director of the StatewideTobacco Control Program. The Director is responsible for implementing effective population-level science-based, policy-focused tobacco control interventions to prevent and reduce tobacco use; effectively invest and manage approximately $39 million in State-allocated program resources and lead program delivery across the state; supervise and mentor approximately 20 program staff; manage the nearly $2 million/year CDC cooperative agreement; respond to legislative inquiries, prepare legal affidavits, facilitate program audits, implement Governor Office initiatives, develop policy proposals, work with external evaluator and ensure scientific methodologies are adhered to, address disparities in tobacco use through design of evidence-based interventions meant to counter decades of tobacco industry marketing to vulnerable communities, make public appearance and presentations.

Additional Comments Occasional travel, including overnights and travel to areas that may not be served by public
transportation, is required.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, JB/RS5/15015

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower Building, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, JB/RS5/15015, 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 JB/RS5/15015 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 July 30, 2021

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