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Program Research Specialist 3, Grade 23 (PEF)

The New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) is seeking to fill a Program Research Specialist 3 position in the ACCES Data Unit.  The Data Unit supports all ACCES offices, provides data and reports to meet federal reporting mandates, measures program performance and effectiveness, and supports policy and budgetary decisions. The Data Unit works closely with the Information Technology Services (ITS) staff in the development of new software for ACCES offices. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine the kinds of information needed and the data sources and collection methods to support the ACCES Data Unit;
  • Plan studies to identify initiatives and track the progress of program offices, including providing instructions and information regarding data collection and results to Central Office and District Office staff,
  • Consult with ITS staff in developing and maintaining ACCES data infrastructure;
  • Supervise Program Research Specialist 2 staff;
  • Select the appropriate methods to follow in analyzing and evaluating data, considering the source of data and statistical tools to use to support initiatives;
  • Determine the kinds of information needed, the data sources that should be used and collection methods to follow to support the work of ACCES program offices;
  • Evaluate various program areas including policy, procedure, legislation, objective, and cost effectiveness;
  • Identify actual or potential problem areas, trends, program accomplishments, and additional key factors in transition services;
  • Measure the progress toward and determining the soundness of program objectives;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of alternative or corrective actions being considered for implementation by program offices; and
  • Prepare written technical reports containing the analysis and interpretation of study findings along with recommended course of action based on study findings.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Program Research Specialist 3.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Program Research Specialist 3. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 70.1 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in any of the following titles: Associate in Education Research, Associate Statistician, or Environmental Specialist 2.

Section 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated 21 or higher eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent-permanent appointment. For 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $100,342 based on annual performance advances.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by June 30, 2022 to (email submissions are preferred).  Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Please include the Box number (ACS-2685/13703) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

Grade Level: 
Grade 23
Negotiating Unit: 
Box #: 
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Email Address: 
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

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Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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