Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of relevant experience; 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 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.


Relevant experience required must be in emergency preparedness planning and/or response, or related field.


Ability to operate a forklift (certification may be obtained within 90 days of job entry date); ability to move assets up to 20 lbs.; ability to operate materiel handling equipment; adhere to all warehouse safety protocols.


Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of disaster preparedness and response systems, including the Incident Command System. Successful course completion of lCS 100, 200,700, and 800. Knowledge of public health and/or all-hazards emergency preparedness programs and planning efforts. Ability to organize, consolidate, and prepare narrative and numerical information into clear, logical reports. Ability to analyze written and published program material and draw conclusions. Knowledge of software packages, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.



The Medical Countermeasure Planner will be directly responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRl). The CRI is a federally- funded effort to prepare major U.S. cities and metropolitan areas to effectively respond to large-scale biological emergency events by dispensing antibiotics and/or appropriate medical countermeasures to their entire identified populations within 48 hours of the decision to do so. The incumbent will coordinate with all CRl jurisdictions to prepare for response to a public health emergency and will partner with the city of New York to coordinate efforts pertaining to CRl. The incumbent will interface with other state agencies, volunteer agencies, Local Health Departments (LHDs) and State and local Offices of Emergency Management (OEM). Response duties in an actual emergency may vary and are dependent on the needs of the Department at the time of an event.


Ability to respond to emergencies after-hours, nights and/or weekend hours may be required. Travel up to 25% 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 2022-5957 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.