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Employer: California Department of Health Care Services

Expires: 07/20/2021

Department of Health Care Services is Hiring a RESEARCH DATA SPECIALIST II Final Filing Date: 7/19/2021Job Description:The Research Data Specialist II (RDS II) serves as the subject matter expert for the Hospital Quality Assurance Fee (HQAF) program, assists multiple divisions and various internal and external stakeholders by providing expert advice, creates program development tools, and provides complex data analysis. The RDS II, working both independently and as a technical lead over the HQAF unit, develops and utilizes various research methodologies in areas where precedents are lacking or a sparse body of knowledge or experience in the area exists. The position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to develop and prepare clear and concise written communication on data-driven analysis, interconnect the HQAF processes, ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work professionally with all levels of management and internal and external stakeholders. Desirable Skills:Well organizedFast learnerStrong communication skillsStrong Excel and Data skills Work well in a team and independent environment Ability to communicate technical content to a non-technical audience Desirable Experience:Developing financial simulations/models/forecasts/budgets/estimates Working in healthcare finance programs/program oversight Linking policy to data Making comprehensive recommendations to management Working in a lead capacityKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:Provide statistical and data research expertiseAdvance knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft WordProficient in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPointProficient in Statistical Analysis System (SAS) or other means to extract large datasets from the mainframe and be familiar with Knowledge of Microsoft Access Minimum Qualifications:Incumbents are required to determine the scope and parameters of research criteria and perform the most complex research and data analysis projects involving: research and development of innovative or undefined methods for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data.Six years of progressively responsible quantitative and qualitative data research experience engaged in the collection, compilation, analysis, and interpretation of data. Incumbents must possess 12 semester or 18 quarter units course work in any combination of a data driven research-related field, such as economics, mathematics, psychology, sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, statistics, data science or a research-related field. This must include at least one course in statistical methods; and Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree. Work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis by applicants who have the required units mentioned above. Final Filing Date: 7/19/2021Apply Here: Statement