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Policy Analyst (Job # 2014 - H) -Search Extended

DATE POSTED:2014-07-02
POSITION TITLE:Policy Analyst (Job # 2014 - H) -Search Extended
CATEGORY:Professional
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full-time, Grant Funded
DEPARTMENT:The Hilltop Institute
CLOSING DATE:2014-07-25
RESPONSIBILITIES:The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is a nationally recognized research center dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. (www.hilltopinstitute.org). This position is in Hilltopís Health Services Policy and Research Unit, which conducts qualitative and quantitative research and policy analysis for state agencies and other health services delivery organizations to advance the quality, affordability, and sustainability of publicly funded health care services. The incumbent will work under the guidance of the Director of the Medicaid Policy Studies Section. Specific duties include: taking a substantial role in large and complex health services research and evaluation projects, including projects related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of publicly funded health services delivery systems and programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, the Childrenís Health Insurance Program, and health reform; conducting research on Affordable Care Act policies and programs; assisting with multi-disciplinary project teams that may include SAS programmers and other researchers; conducting quantitative data analysis, including manipulation of large data sets and statistical analysis; conducting literature reviews and preparing analytical reports; disseminating findings through memoranda, issue briefs, reports, and/or articles in peer-reviewed journals; preparing meeting materials; making presentations to public and professional audiences; and performing other duties as assigned. Note: This position is grant-funded, wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Requires a masterís degree with course work in public policy, economics, research methods, health disciplines, or related field, and one year of experience in health services research and/or statistical analysis, preferably using medical claims data and/or large health services data sets. Must demonstrate: a commitment to health systems improvement; the ability to develop detailed specifications for qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and reporting; ability to work independently as well as to contribute to the work of multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to meet deadlines established internally and by outside funders; excellent interpersonal and client relations skills; well-honed problem-solving skills; the ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences; the ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment; and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. A working knowledge of heath service delivery systems, including Medicaid, Medicare, the Childrenís Health Insurance Program, or health reform; demonstrated skills in quantitative methods and research with large data sets; exposure to econometric modeling; and experience with SAS or other statistical packages is desired. Note: A Bachelorís degree in public policy, economics, research methods, health disciplines, or related field, plus three years of experience with some experience in health services research and/or statistical analysis, preferably using medical claims data and/or large health services data sets, may be substituted for the masterís degree and required experience.
SALARY:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION:For best consideration, submit a cover letter (indicating Job # 2014- H), resume and the contact information for three professional references by July 25, 2014 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled) to: Ms. Lynne Allen The Hilltop Institute Sondheim Hall-304B-2 UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore MD 21250 NOTE: All candidates that have previously applied are still under consideration and do not need to reapply. Email to: resume@hilltop.umbc.edu (MS Word attachments required)* *If submitting materials electronically, the cover letter should be included in a separate attachment.




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