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Recruitment #24-009272-0001



MHCC 0003


Maryland Health Care Commission
Center for Analysis and Information Systems
4160 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Health Care Commission (the Commission) is seeking a candidate to serve as a Methodologist. The successful candidate will design and conduct health services research/population health studies that utilize insurance claims and enrollment data and federal survey data on health care utilization and insurance coverage (MEPS, CPS) and have excellent writing skills. Major responsibilities of the position include: developing cost and utilization metrics to support actuarial rate review, designing protocols for data analysis, planning and conducting analysis file creation and data analyses using SAS/SQL; selecting and performing cost and utilization analyses; preparing written and graphic interpretations of analytical findings; and assisting in the development and review of analytical reports created by outside contractors.

The position requires: strong quantitative data analysis skills, including knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics and regression modeling, and experience conducting statistical, economic, and epidemiological analyses using statistical applications software (SAS, STATA, or R); familiarity with health claim data and its use in cost and utilization analyses; an understanding of the market for health care and the trends in utilization, payment, and health insurance practices; the ability to communicate effectively orally and having excellent writing, especially with regard to analytical study design and the interpretation of analytical findings; and experience using presentation software to present statistical information. Experience in analyzing private health insurance claims (e.g., All-Payer Claims Database data) is a mandatory requirement. The creation of dashboards using the Microsoft Business Intelligence Tool and/or Tableau is required.


Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Statistics, Bio-Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Health Economics, Computer Science, or another closely related field.  Three (3) years of experience in analyzing private health insurance claims, statistical analyses, SAS/SQL programming, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tool Applications and/or Tableau (Dashboards), and very proficient in using Microsoft Excel are mandatory requirements.  Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and the ability to communicate orally and excellent writing skills are essential.  Applicant should be able to demonstrate the ability to focus on details while achieving results according to external timelines.  Experience conducting studies using large healthcare data is a mandatory requirement. Knowledge of health insurance (e.g., deductibles, copayments, coinsurances, out-of-pocket maximums, etc.) including familiarity with the Affordable Care Act, health insurance markets is required.


This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A cover letter and resume must accompany your application.  The cover letter and resume must be uploaded in the same file, under the resume section of the application.

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. 

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.



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

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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