Overview

Minimum Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of experience in the evaluation and/or analysis of health, human services or related programs and/or fields; OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and four years of such experience; OR six years of such experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one year of such experience.

 

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.

 

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

 

Successful completion of the Public Health Essentials certificate program will be required.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related field. Experience in analysis of data using SAS, SQL or related statistical software. Experience with IT systems and/or large, population-based, or other health related data sets (e.g., SPARCS, ECLRS), disease registries and working with confidential data, and database design/management and analytics. Experience working with relational databases, analyzing data and preparing reports.

 

Responsibilities

 

This Evaluation Specialist II will contribute to activities related to COVID-19 data analytics and evaluation within the Bureau of Surveillance and Data Systems (BSDS). This includes defining metrics, performing the necessary analytics, and preparing acceptable reports of findings. These analytics will build capacity and synthesize data from the current pandemic to assist with the current response and to assist in future public health emergency planning. The incumbent will provide data support and data evaluation activities and perform analyses for COVID-19 contact tracing data, breakthrough analyses and other the BSDS mission critical surveillance systems as it relates to COVID-19 analytics; perform data quality activities to ensure accuracy in developed metrics, reports and ad-hoc analyses prepare reports, presentations, and abstracts; and perform other appropriate related duties. Other activities include matching various data sources including CommCare, New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) and Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) data and conducting analyses of the resulting data sets.

 

The Bureau of Surveillance and Data Systems is responsible for the management and oversight of several DOH mission critical surveillance systems including the NYSIIS and ECLRS, Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS), the Electronic Syndromic Surveillance System (ESSS), and the Outbreak Management Solution (OMS). BSDS has oversight of the design, development, implementation, maintenance, enhancement, and training related to the mentioned systems, and all aspects of electronic surveillance data for over 60 reportable communicable diseases and emergency communicable disease events to ensure statewide compliance with reporting and tracking for reportable and emerging disease threats. In addition to supporting these systems, the bureau conducts analysis of data from these systems, most recently focusing on COVID-19 analytics, including contact tracing.

 

This position is supported by the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program. Successful completion of the Public Health Essentials certificate program will be required.

 

Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2022-6152 on envelope.

 

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

 

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

Health, dental and vision insurance – Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
Flexible benefit accounts – Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
Generous paid time off – Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
Tuition support – Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
Retirement Benefits – HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
Employee Assistance Program – Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
And so much more!

About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities.

HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.