Program Research Specialist 4 Public Health

Grade 27

New York State has approximately 2 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Health, Department of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 Public Hlth

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Program Research Specialist Trainee 2 Public Hlth

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Program Research Specialist 1 Public Health

    Grade 18

  4. Program Research Specialist 2 Public Health

    Grade 23

  5. Program Research Specialist 4 Public Health

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

The Department of Civil Service's Division of Classification & Compensation has renumbered the Program Research Specialist (and various parenthetics) and Principal Criminal Justice Program Research Specialist titles effective October 27, 2022. Please click here for a listing of impacted titles including old and new title information. Please visit Employee FAQs for more information about this change.

As a Program Research Specialist 4 (Public Health), you would be responsible for managing and directing one of the State's largest research analysis and evaluation teams, with levels of subordinate supervisory staff, in support of complex program activities of an agency or a major division of an agency.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. Program Research Specialist 3 Health Care Finance, Program Research Specialist 3 Health Systems Analysis, Program Research Specialist 3 Medical Assistance, Program Research Specialist 3 Public Health.

Or B. Program Research Specialist 3

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have:

A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by TWELVE semester credit hours in statistics, biostatistics, economics, econometrics, research methods, mathematics, data analysis, or data modeling AND FIVE YEARS of professional research experience.* Two years of the experience must have involved supervision of professional staff engaged in the below functions.

Professional research experience must have been in  the collection and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review and analysis of public health topics, such as analysis of the causes, occurrence or control of diseases or other health conditions, health behaviors, and/or health care system utilization, including the impact of payment methodologies on population health.

*SUBSTITUTION FOR ALL TITLES: J.D. or master's degree may be substituted for one year of the general (non-supervisory) experience, a doctoral degree may be substituted for two years of the general experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-866 38-523

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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