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Program Research Specialist II

Program Research Specialist II

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Center for Community Health - Office of Public Health Practice
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USD $55,222.00/Yr.
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Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, Statistics and two years of experience in research, analysis, and/or evaluation of health or human services-related programs.  A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Public Health or related field and one year of experience in public health evaluation and surveillance. Proficiency in data analysis, database and statistical software, interpretation and dissemination of data for varied audiences, and provision of surveillance and evaluation technical assistance.  Background and experience with analyzing large public health data (emergency department, hospital discharge, vital statistic, BRFSS, and Medicaid data). Intermediate or advanced proficiency using SAS including proficient use of SAS BASE, SQL, GRAPH, STAT, ODS, MACRO. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively to various audiences in writing and verbally.


The incumbent will work in the Public Health Information Group with primary responsibilities for analyzing various core datasets and additional datasets to produce opioid related data below county level as well as assist with developing various opioid reports and data briefs to support internal and external partners in planning and conducting targeted interventions.


Specifically, the incumbent will participate in the planning and implementation of surveillance activities; conduct in-depth analyses of core and additional datasets (combine ED-hospitalization-death datasets, OASAS treatment data, and EMS datasets) and perform exploratory analyses of new datasets such as linked birth-hospital data to response to specific requests/needs of opioid grant partners; and produce results below county level (i.e., ZIP code) to support targeted interventions in the high-risk burden areas. These results will be incorporated into the NYS Opioid Surveillance Dashboard application.


Furthermore, the incumbent will contribute to the design and development of important reports such as the County Opioid Quarterly Reports, the Annual Reports to the Governor and NYS Legislature on Opioid Poisoning, Overdose and Prevention, and infographic data to action briefs.
The incumbent will participate in the development and implementation of various evaluation activities as needed. The incumbent will also provide additional ad hoc data analyses and data-related technical assistance requested by internal and external partners; assist, as needed, in any surveillance and/or program evaluation strategies and other related duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment

Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.  


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