Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, environmental science, a related social science or related field; OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and two years of experience in public health, health regulatory, human services or health related program organization; OR four years 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.


Travel, approximately 30% of the time, will be required. A valid driver’s license in good standing.


The incumbent(s) hired into this position must live within commuting distance to the official work location. The incumbent(s) who relocate to New York State (NYS) for this position will be required to obtain a NYS driver’s license. NYS requires new residents to obtain a license within 30 days of becoming a resident.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong scientific and communications experience or knowledge, including experience conducting outreach with various audiences and collaborating with community groups. Demonstrated presentation skills; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suites and/or ArcGIS. Coursework in natural sciences, environmental sciences, environmental health, health communications, public policy or environmental policy.

The Public Health Specialist I will be located within the Center for Environmental Health’s Outreach and Education Group and will work with community organizations, grant partners and New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) staff to assist in disseminating routine information on environmental health topics and healthy fish consumption, and assist in assessing outreach materials and activities. The incumbent will provide support toward the creation of new partnerships and assist to maintain existing relationships with entities that promote Hudson River fish advisory education; assist with the maintenance of fish advisory materials that communicate the NYS DOH fish consumption advice; assist with the collection of fish consumption surveys, assist in maintenance and participation in Hudson River fish advisory sign program, and assist with the maintenance of relevant databases. The incumbent will also assist in performing other appropriate related duties.


Travel, approximately 30% of the time, will be required.

Employee Benefits
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!
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 2022-6019 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

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.