Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Program Research Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Economics, Research and Statistics

Salary Information

Starting Salary

$46,529

Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Program Research Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 13 $46,529 $59,542
Program Research Specialist Trainee 2 14 $49,202 $62,806
Program Research Specialist 1 18 $61,270 $77,912
Program Research Specialist 2 23 $79,325 $100,342
Program Research Specialist 4 27 $97,826 $120,492

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

Program Research Specialists participate in research studies and assist in developing studies related to your agency's programs. Use knowledge of current research methodology to evaluate and analyze agency programs and present your findings to operations and management officials.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Agencies with this Title

Various New York State agencies

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's degree or higher including or supplemented by nine semester credit hours in biostatistics, data analysis, or data modeling, economics, econometrics, *mathematics, research methods, or statistics.

*For the purposes of this examination qualifying mathematics courses will include actuarial science, finance, and mathematics.

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

View Additional Qualifications

For Trainee 2 you must also have:

Either 1. One year of professional research experience performing the collection, manipulation (e.g., data construction, merging data files, data cleaning, working with data files containing different levels of data) and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review, analysis, and presentation related to program operations. OR

2. A master's degree or higher including or supplemented by nine semester credit hours in biostatistics, data analysis, or data modeling, economics, econometrics, *mathematics, research methods, or statistics.

For the Full Performance Level you must also have:

Either 1. Two years of professional research experience performing the collection, manipulation (e.g., data construction, merging data files, data cleaning, working with data files containing different levels of data) and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review, analysis, and presentation related to program operations. OR

2. A master's degree or higher including or supplemented by nine semester credit hours in biostatistics, data analysis, or data modeling, economics, econometrics, *mathematics, research methods, or statistics AND one year of professional research experience performing the collection, manipulation (e.g., data construction, merging data files, data cleaning, working with data files containing different levels of data) and evaluation of quantitative data directed toward review, analysis, and presentation related to program operations.

* For the purposes of this examination qualifying mathematics courses will include actuarial science, finance, and mathematics.

How to Apply

You can find information about the November 2022 PCO examination and the application process at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/