The Policy Specialist/Policy Analyst will be responsible for supporting quantitative research and data analytics related to aging and disability and the delivery and financing of LTSS. Specific duties include:
For Maryland Medicaid and other state agency clients, conducting statistical analysis, modeling, and advanced analytics using large data sets, including performing data linkages at the individual level (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, nursing home assessment data, and/or data from the LTSSMaryland reporting system)
Developing and producing operational reports for Maryland Medicaid on program enrollment, provider participation, service utilization and costs, and quality measures
Managing data collection for Medicaid pilot programs to facilitate provider reimbursement, program monitoring, and evaluation
For faculty-led quantitative research, contributing to the development of research questions, methodological approach, and proposal preparation
Participating on project teams for funded proposals
Developing interactive data presentations and visualizations for data.hilltopinstitute.org
Developing, administering, and analyzing web-based surveys of providers, program participants, and stakeholders using online survey tools
Conducting structured interviews and literature reviews to inform research questions and methodologies
Participating on multi-disciplinary internal and external project teams that include SAS programmers, policy analysts, project management specialists, and researchers
Preparing reports, memoranda, and meeting minutes; contributing to issue briefs, presentations, and articles for peer-reviewed journals
Performing other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a master’s degree with course work in public policy/administration, economics, research methods, gerontology, public health, or a related field. (Note: A bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in public policy/administration, economics, research methods, gerontology, public health, or a related field may be substituted for the master’s degree and required experience.) Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have strong analytical and effective communications skills (both verbal and written).
Requires a master’s degree with course work in public policy/administration, economics, research methods, gerontology, public health, or a related field, and one year of relevant experience (Note: A bachelor’s degree with course work in public policy/administration, economics, research methods, gerontology, public health, or a related field and three years of experience in health services research, public health administration, and/or policy analysis may be substituted for the master’s degree and required experience). Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have strong analytical and effective communications skills (both verbal and written).
*Note: Position title will be determined by the candidate's education and experience.
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and interpersonal competencies: experience with SAS, SQL, Python, and/or other programming software; experience with Tableau or other data visualization packages; experience with Qualtrics or other web-based survey tools; background in research, evaluation methodology, and analysis involving large data sets; knowledge of publicly funded health insurance programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid; research interest and/or experience in aging and disability; ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and complete projects on time and within budget; well-honed problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing to diverse audiences; the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and be flexible in a fast-paced environment; and excellent interpersonal skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by July 31,2019 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
NOTE: This position is grant-funded, wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
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