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New York State Civil Service Research Scientist 2 (Epidemiology) - 22918, 22920 in Albany, New York

Agency Health, Department of

Title Research Scientist 2 (Epidemiology) - 22918, 22920

Occupational Category Other Professional Careers

Salary Grade 22

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

Salary Range From $77600 to $98252 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 Albany

Street Address Division of Epidemiology

Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

Minimum Qualifications Non-Competitive: Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences and three years of post-degree professional research experience in an appropriate field, or a Master's degree in the appropriate field and two years of such experience; or a doctorate in the appropriate field.Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Biostatistics, Social/Behavioral Sciences, or a related field. A minimum of three years of experience in communicable disease-related activities or quality improvement/performance management. Familiarity with epidemiological research methods. Experience in management and analysis of large data sets, including proficiency with statistical database software, such as SAS. Excellent written and oral communication skills, which includes both public speaking and preparation of written materials such as reports, abstracts, and publications. Familiarity with surveillance and outbreak response activities. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Duties Description Monitor and manage the use of Vaccine Program funding streams, including monitoring and updating the CDC vaccine Spend Plan; develops and lead vaccine storage and handling protocols and procedures, review of temperature excursion data, assessment of vaccine viability, and reimmunization recommendations with providers; participate in the development, implementation, and analysis of research projects utilizing the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) data and other available data, including assessing Vaccines for Children and Vaccines for Adults provider coverage; Integrate data from the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS), CDC vaccine tracking systems and other sources to meet specific program monitoring and quality improvement goals.

Additional Comments We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:• Holiday & Paid Time Off• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System • Shift & Geographic pay differentials • Affordable Health Care options• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost • NYS Deferred Compensation plan• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds• And many more...For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts. The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management; NMH/RS2/22918/22920

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza,

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS2/22918/22920 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS2/22918/22920, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until December 5, 2023.