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HEALTH POLICY ANALYST I

FULL TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #24-002418-0011

Introduction

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH - Office of Innovation, Research and Development
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position is to provide health program and policy expertise to high priority initiatives for the Medicaid Office of Innovation, Research and Development (IRD) under the Deputy Secretary for Health Care Financing.

This Health Policy Analyst I position will facilitate projects related to implementation of new benefits, program expansions, pilot programs and monitoring and evaluation activities to improve access to and quality of care for the Maryland Medicaid population. The position will facilitate internal and external stakeholder and staff meetings, conference calls and committee meetings on key projects including but not limited to, the expansion of school based behavioral health services and the implementation of pre- and post-release services for justice-involved individuals. This position will also inform the development of applications for federal authorities from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as needed, to maximize federal investment into new and existing programs (e.g., §1115 waivers and Medicaid State Plan Amendments). This position will provide subject matter expertise in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of high-priority projects in the Medicaid program and provide information to senior managers and policymakers on issues related to health care services, financing, and regulation. 

This position will also be responsible for developing accurate responses to legislative offices, the Governor, press and other external groups. The position will analyze federal and state legislation, including the calculation of fiscal impact, as required. 

This position is eligible to perform its duties via remote telework 60% or as otherwise permitted by the appointing authority. Permission to telework is subject to the discretion of the appointing authority and can be terminated at any time as outlined in the telework agreement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.

Note: Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Experience with project management and working in a team-based environment where assignments may come from different members of the management team
  • Experience working with different stakeholders and communication on health policy-related issues
  • Strong communication and writing skills

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.




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