New York State Education Department
From $55494 to $70566 Annually
Education Department, State
Program Research Specialist 2, Program Research Specialist Trainee, Box ACS-2014/03018
PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
From $55494 to $70566 Annually
Hours Per Week
Compressed workweek allowed?
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services
Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Program Research Specialist 2.
Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title may be considered for appointment.
Section 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a qualifying title allocated at salary grade 16 or higher deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. For transfer to Program Research Specialist Trainee 1, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a qualifying title allocated at salary grade 11 or higher deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.
Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Assistant in Education Research. For transfer to Program Research Specialist Trainee 1, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service as a Program Aide AND possess a bachelor’s degree or higher AND nine semester credit hours in statistics, economics, econometrics, research methods, data analysis, or data modeling.
Section 70.4 Transfer: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for Section 70.4 transfer to Program Research Specialist 2 if they have standing on the Civil Service eligible list for this title and are currently a New York State employee in a title allocated at salary grade 16 or higher.
NOTE: If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.
The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) is seeking candidates to fill a Program Research Specialist 2 position in the Data Unit. The Data Unit supports all ACCES offices, provides data and reports to meet federal reporting mandates, measures program performance and effectiveness, and supports policy and budgetary decisions. The Data Unit works closely with Information Technology Services staff in the development of new software for ACCES offices. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Analyze and interpret data pertaining to ACCES program and fiscal offices;
• Select the appropriate methods to follow in analyzing and evaluating data, considering the sources of data and the statistical tools to use to support ACCES initiatives;
• Determine the kinds of information needed and the data sources and collection methods to follow in fulfilling data requests;
• Evaluate various program areas including policy, procedure, legislation, objective, and cost effectiveness;
• Identify actual or potential problem areas, trends, program accomplishments, and additional key factors in the program being studied;
• Measure progress toward program objectives;
• Evaluate the effectiveness of alternative or corrective actions being considered for implementation by the program area; and
• Prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.
The salary listed above applies to candidates appointed to Program Research Specialist 2, salary grade 18. The hiring rate for candidates appointed to Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 starts at $42,143 and for current NYS employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Candidates hired into a traineeship will be advanced to Program Research Specialist 2 upon successful completion of a two year traineeship.
*Leads to a maximum salary of $70,566 based on annual performance advances.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 1, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (ACS-2014/03018) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY), one of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States. Our mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Our vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.