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Research Scientist 2

Application Due
10/30/2012 11:59:59 PM
Capital View Office Park
Strategic Planning and Policy Development
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Salary Grade/Range Grade: 22 Salary: $63,041- $79,819
Duties Under the direction of senior research scientist staff, conduct program evaluation and policy relevant research, primarily in the areas of child welfare and juvenile justice. Duties include formulation of policy/program relevant research questions, development and implementation of evaluation and research designs, creation of data collection tools and instruments, database management, multivariate data analysis, and dissemination of research findings through the authorship of technical reports and presentations. Completion of data analysis tasks requires use of SPSS and other software packages to extract, merge, manage, and analyze large scale administrative databases and project specific data files. With guidance from senior research staff, researcher will use advanced, multivariate statistical methods to assess relations among variables and program impacts and use findings to formulate policy and program recommendations. Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor’s Degree and three years of professional research experience in child welfare, criminal justice, psychology, social work, sociology, or other related field
A Master’s Degree in criminal justice, psychology, social work, sociology or other related field, and two years of such experience
A doctorate in criminal justice, psychology, social work, sociology, or other related field

Experience with statistical analysis packages (like SPSS) and experience writing code is strongly preferred.
Additional Info None
Application Due 10/30/2012 11:59:59 PM
To Apply Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number (shown below) of the position being applied for to:

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Bureau of Personnel, EOA # 12-389
North Building, Room 231
52 Washington St.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Or send by email to:

Important: Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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