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Regulatory Data Specialist

Health care facilities in California are licensed, regulated, inspected, and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CHCQ is responsible for ensuring health care facilities comply with state laws and regulations. In addition, CHCQ cooperates with CMS to ensure that facilities accepting Medicare and Medi-Cal (in California, Medicaid is referred to as Medi-Cal) payments meet federal requirements. CHCQ also oversees the certification of nurse assistants, home health aides, hemodialysis technicians, and the licensing of nursing home administrators.


This position supports the CDPH's mission and strategic plan by performing independent, complex, technical and quantitative research, and statistical work necessary to accomplish the objectives and tasks of the Intakes & Enforcement Analytics Section related to licensing and certification regulatory requirements and enforcement activities. The Research Data Specialist II (RDS II) extracts data from various sources, interprets, summarizes, documents and creates analytic working files for use within the Section. Develops statistical measures and reports for dissemination to staff, stakeholders, and the public. Acts as a resource to staff regarding development and implementation of performance measures, benchmarks and the utilization of data management, analytical, and reporting software. Develops measures, analytic datasets, pivot tables, reports, and presentations. Apply knowledge and proficiency with SAS, Excel (including pivot tables.), PowerBi, Azure, Tableau, Toad™ Data Point (SQL), and/or Microsoft stack software (Server Integration Services [SSIS], SQL Server Reporting Services [SSRS], and SQL Management Studio) in performing assignments.

Although many assignments will be completed independently, others will require close, productive collaboration with fellow research staff, auditors, CHCQ management, health care facility personnel, contractors, other Departmental staff, and various other external parties.

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Research Data Supervisor II.

At the CDPH, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission to advance the health and well-being of California’s diverse people and communities. We are genuinely and strongly committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness where we can grow and learn together with a diverse team of employees. In recruiting for team members, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to us and the work we do.