New York State Police

Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: April 25, 2017
Title:Program Research Specialist 2
Location:Division Headquarters - Planning and Research Section
Albany, NY 12226
Albany County
Grade:18
Employment Type:Full Time
Union Representation:PS&T
Duties & Responsibilities:The Program Research Specialists plan studies; collect and analyze data; interpret and report findings on current or proposed programs, policies, and legislation related to such programs to determine the actual or potential effectiveness in achieving objectives; identify weaknesses in programs and make recommendations for modifications; and provide advice and consultation to agency management on program operations.

DUTIES:

Works with research teams within Planning and Research for project development, research plans, and analyses.

Identifies new program needs, considering agency goals and other relevant conditions and trends.

Selects the appropriate methods for research design and evaluation, considering the sources of data and the statistical tools to be used.

Conduct literature reviews for new programs and products as needed in preparation for research development. Plans data collection methods for specific projects and helps determine the types and sizes of sample groups to be used.

Helps develop questionnaires with survey software needed for study. Ensures accuracy, reasonableness, and relevance of survey measures.

Collects and processes data utilizing survey and/or non-survey instruments, published and unpublished agency statistics and records, discussions with project managers. Analyzes and interprets data following analytical methods prescribed by the research plan.

Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using statistical software. Prepares tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results.

Identifies potential problem areas, trends, program accomplishments, and additional key factors in the program being studied that could affect the results of the research.

Assists with preparation of grant applications for funding from state and federal government sources. Review and prepare documentation in support of awards for the NYSP will apply.

Perform other duties and assignments as directed by the Major of Planning and Research.


Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications:A Master's Degree from a recognized college or university in a Criminal Justice, or related social science field. Performs a full range of program research activities including; statistical analysis and interpretation of results, evaluation, and reporting of findings. Background in research methods and research design, with demonstrated writing and presentation skills. Knowledge of statistical software, such as, SPSS and Excel a plus, with experience in PowerPoint development.

OR

A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university in a Criminal Justice or related social science field. Capable of performing a full range of program research activities including; statistical analysis and interpretation of results, evaluation, and reporting of findings. Background in research methods and research design, with demonstrated writing and presentation skills.

Additional Comments:Salary: $54,406.00.

Resumes will be evaluated to determine whether candidates will proceed to the interview phase of the process.

This position does not require that the candidate have taken and passed a NYS Civil Service examination, or currently hold a qualifying position within the NYS Civil Service System.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.



Contact Information

Contact Name:MaryEllen Tedesco, Assistant Director of Personnel
Contact Address:New York State Police
Building 22
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
Contact Phone:518/457-3840
Contact Fax:518/485-2293
Additional Instructions:Kindly submit via U.S. Mail or FAX a letter of intent, transcripts and a complete resume.


Web page posted April 4, 2017