Position Details

Data Analyst
Posted: 11/18/2016
Posting #: SW5VIITR
Duration: full time
Start Date: ASAP
Location: St. Paul
Rate: $56,355 - $83,604 annually

Job Description

Data Analyst MN Department of Human Services St. Paul, MN $56,355 - $83,604 annually This position was previously announced from September 9, 2016 – September 16, 2016. If you have already applied for this job, you do not need to reapply. GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. This position is responsible for the production and analysis of data and reports using child care provider and public recipient data bases, health care provider/recipient data, as well as external evidence to support financial fraud and abuse investigations involving public benefit programs. The role is also that of a knowledge and technical expert on the data bases, and data and evidence coming from multiple internal and external sources. The incumbent will be responsible for responding to data requests from internal as well as external customers. The incumbent must independently explore the databases to develop, test, and document billing practices of child care providers, as well as eligibility data and benefit use by recipients of various public benefit programs. The incumbent will produce reports to be used by DHS investigators to aid in their investigations and daily duties. Incumbent will also be asked to provide various analytic reports, to aid management in strategic planning, identifying program integrity issues in various DHS programs, to assess future needs, and identify program areas that may be at risk for program integrity issues. The incumbent will provide design expertise and support in developing data analysis and reporting structures that meet federal reporting requirements, capture trends, billing and service utilization patterns for child care providers and public recipients. The incumbent may be needed to testify in legal proceedings (both civil and criminal) where their analyses and reporting was used to aid in the identification of providers or recipients who violated either program policy, or state or federal law. Responsibilities Include: • Analyze and link multiple sources of data, and data sets for the child care provider and public recipient investigations. • Develop, design, and produce analytic models, as well as data reports to assist investigators. • Assist DHS management by developing reports to identify program integrity issues throughout various benefit programs.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Three years of experience in a technical or analyst type position involving the use of one of the following DHS systems:  MEC2, MAXIS, MMIS, PIN, or METS.  


Bachelor's degree in computer science or statistics AND three years advanced professional experience with SAS or SQL programming or comparable analytic or extraction software.

Preferred Qualifications:
•	Knowledge of DHS systems data MEC2, MAXIS, MMIS, PIN, or METS.
•	Knowledge of public program provider and recipient eligibility policy, claim processing, and related methodologies.
•	Experience with using software or relational databases and/or data warehousing as it relates to extraction or analysis of data.
•	Ability to translate technical language and concepts for non-technical management and policy staff, as well as able to understand and apply policies and program details in technical work.
•	Knowledge and experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation, including basic statistical techniques.
•	Knowledge of provider claims, and claims payment systems

Desired Skills


Company Details

MN Department of Huaman Services
Contact Person: Pam Hughes
Contact E-Mail: pamela.hughes@state.mn.us
Company Web Site: http://bit.ly/DHS7897
Phone Number #1: 651-431-3281
Phone Number #2:
Fax Number:
Job Poster's Comments:
All interested candidates must officially apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website. 

1.	Go to www.mn.gov/careers.  
2.	Under External Applicants, click the “Get Started” button
3.	Enter 7897 in Keywords on the Job Search Page
4.	Click on the Job Posting
5.	Click on Apply on the bottom of the vacancy announcement on the Job Posting Page

(NOTE: the state job classification for this position is Agency Policy Specialist)

For assistance with this process, contact the Website Helpdesk at 651-259-3637 or careers@state.mn.us. Please be sure to apply at your earliest convenience before the posting closes at MIDNIGHT on Monday, November 7th, 2016.