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Senior Research Analyst, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Job ID: 291186
# of Positions: 1
Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist
Title Code No: 21744
Level: 03
Title Classification: Non-Competitive
Job Category: Policy, Research & Analysis
Proposed Salary Range: $ 78,630.00 - $102,600.00 (Annual)
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit: Maternal, Infant, & Repr. Hlth

The Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Child Health seeks a Senior Research Analyst. Under the direction of the Research and Evaluation Director and in close collaboration with other Program Unit Directors, the Senior Research Advisor will be responsible for conducting independent research and analysis and in advising the Bureau on research methods and quantitative analysis. The ideal candidate should have experience conducting large scale research and evaluation studies, managing large data sets and conducting high level statistical analysis.

- Perform data analyses for routine reports, data requests, evaluation projects, surveillance projects and other special epidemiologic analyses.
-Lead surveillance, research and evaluation studies and translate findings for effective decision making.
-Produce reports, other documents, and articles for peer reviewed journals based on Bureau research and present findings at conferences and meetings.
-Respond promptly to data queries and requests from the offices of Communications, the Commissioner, FCH Deputy Commissioner's office, BMIRH Assistant Commissioner, and Program Directors.
-Contribute to Bureau-wide research agenda.
-Liaise with the Division of Epidemiology and Office of Vital Statistics regarding BMIRH data needs and collaborative efforts.
-Collaborate closely with other BMIRH units to assure that data analyses are appropriate, and that they inform and/or are responsive to program and policy directions and recommendations.
- Stay abreast of latest research developments in maternal, infant and reproductive health.
-Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills
-Graduate degree in public health, PhD preferred
-Minimum of five years of experience with data analysis using advanced statistical software. (SAS, STATA, SPSS, or SUUDAN)
-Extensive experience in quantitative research methods and analysis; some experience in qualitative research methods preferred
-Passion for using data to inform programs and policies
-Strong writing skills with a track record in publications
-Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills
-Proven coordination and organizational skills
-Excellent communication skills.

Additional Information
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
• Current Resume
• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 291186.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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Posted By: Elynor Moss
Wednesday, August 30th 2017 at 1:42PM
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