State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $64,828.00-$108,780.00 Yearly






A Health Policy Analyst II is the full performance level of work evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a designated program administrator.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Health Policy Analyst Associate, Health Policy Analyst I and Health Policy Analyst II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The Health Policy Analyst Associate learns to perform duties under close supervision.  The Health Policy Analyst I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed. The Health Policy Analyst II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision. The Health Policy Analyst II is differentiated from the Health Policy Analyst Advanced in that the Health Policy Analyst Advanced serves as expert consultant and technical advisor on strategic health policy, delivery, evaluation and financing issues to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Program Directors, Executive Directors, Associate Directors or Principal Chief in a Health Commission and may provide advice and guidance to lower-level Health Policy Analysts.


Analyzes health care data to support policy, programs and services development;

Prepares reports summarizing the results of health care research;

Conducts research and analysis of factors affecting the use of specific health services;

Determines the impact on health care access, quality and cost of alternative approaches for developing and financing health services;

Represents the department at private sector and public meetings on health policy and financing issues;

Designs surveys and other research methodologies for forecasting future participation rates, use and costs of services for various health care programs;

Analyzes and develops recommendations regarding activities governed by health policy and regulation;

Prepares testimony on health policy or health regulatory issues;

Plans, coordinates and staffs new health care programs and policies;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

July 16, 2021

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006517; REV: 7/16/2021;

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