Research Data Specialist I
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Remote Work is available with only 1-2 days per month of physical presence in the office required. When physical presence is required, employees are responsible for travel expenses to their office site. Additional Hybrid Telework and Alternative Work Week Schedules are also available.
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The incumbent performs technical research and statistical work to accomplish the strategic goals and objectives of the Information Services Division. The incumbent accomplishes these goals and objectives through independently planning, organizing, and implementing complex analyses of the Department of Health Care Access and Information’s (HCAI)’s health facility and patient-level data and data systems. The incumbent serves as a prime resource person for the healthcare information needs of Division management, executive leadership, federal, state and local governmental agencies, the legislature, the healthcare industry, the media and the general-public.
In HCAI’s work environment, staff handle confidential patient data. Specific statutes and regulations, and HCAI policies and procedures, govern the collection, storage, disclosure, and use of confidential data. The incumbent is responsible for the safe and secure handling of this data in compliance with these policies and procedures.
Do you have the following education or experience?
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.
A Master's Degree in economics, mathematics, psychology, sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, statistics, data science or a related research-oriented field may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A doctoral degree in the same areas may be substituted for three years of the required experience.
Experience applicable to one of the following patterns may be combined on a proportional basis with experience applicable to the other pattern to meet the total experience requirements.
One year in the California state civil service performing data research-oriented duties at a level of responsibility equivalent to a Research Analyst II; or
Four years of progressively responsible technical research experience engaged in the collection, compilation, analysis, and interpretation of data. (Experience applied toward this requirement must include one year of experience performing duties with a level of responsibility equivalent to a Research Analyst II.)
If so, you may meet the minimum qualifications. Apply today!