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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/20/21

Applications Due08/13/21

Vacancy ID89059

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist Assistant 1/ 2 (Epidemiology) - 24737

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade22

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 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Hours may vary during budget or other high priority times.<br /> <br />

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, 2nd Floor

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications G14 - A Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, mathematics, biostatistics, statistics, social or natural sciences, or a related field and one year of post-degree professional research experience in that field. Thirty graduate hours leading to an advanced degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for the required experience.

G18 - Bachelor's degree in public health, mathematics, statistics, social or natural sciences, or a related field 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 such experience in the appropriate field.

G22 - Bachelor's degree in public health, mathematics, statistics, social or natural sciences, or a related field 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 such experience in the appropriate field; OR a Doctorate in the appropriate field.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in the management and analysis of large primary and secondary administrative data, and reporting data analysis and research results to technical and non-technical audiences.  Excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and competencies in teamwork and collaborative research with analytical, critical thinking and scientific writing skills. High level of proficiency in SAS programming (especially joining and analyzing large Oracle tables), SQL programming, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word. Experience with Geographical Information System (GIS) software. Proficient with MS Office, familiar with Outlook and SharePoint.

Duties Description The Research Scientist Assistant/1/2 will serve in the Data and Program Evaluation Unit of the Bureau of Early Intervention (BEI) to provide analytic data support to administration and oversight of statewide Early Intervention Program (EIP). Responsibilities include processing and answering all kinds of ad-hoc data requests from EIP internal and external stakeholders under direction of senior data staff; assisting integration and analysis of data across State Fiscal Agent (SFA) database, Medicaid data system and EIP legacy and current data systems to support effective evaluation of EIP as well as management of information systems, finance and providers; providing User Acceptance Testing (UAT) on data migration and reporting in the upcoming EIP information system as well as validation of any reports developed after launch of the new system; supporting effective local data collection and review for federal reporting; working with Bureau staff as well as county officials and early intervention providers to identify, analyze and report on key data that impact child and family outcomes to meet federal and state targets for performance and to improve the equity and quality of early intervention services for all children and their families.

If appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist, 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; and, if appointed at the Research Scientist 2 level, the incumbent will be expected to perform these duties with a considerable degree of independence.

Additional Comments Permanent full-time appointment. 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/RS/24737

Telephone 518 486-1812

Fax 518 473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217, Corning Tower, 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/RS/24737, 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/RS/24737 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 August 13, 2021

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