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Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Policy Analysts

Department:

 The Hilltop Institute

The Hilltop Institute (www.hilltopinstitute.org) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst to join its Health Reform Studies team. Hilltop conducts research and policy analysis to support health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. With access to an extensive onsite data repository that includes Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and all-payer claims data, Hilltop conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to inform health care payment, program design, monitoring, and evaluation. Widely recognized for its expertise in Medicaid, Hilltop is at the forefront of national efforts to find data-driven solutions to complex problems facing state policymakers as publicly funded health care systems transition to new models that reward quality and value over volume. Hilltop seeks professionals with a keen interest in federal and state health policy, outstanding quantitative skills, and a passion for advancing the health and wellbeing of people and communities. The incumbent will work under the guidance of the Director of Health Reform Studies.

Responsibilities:

 

The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst* will be responsible for carrying out policy research and quantitative analysis aimed at improving access to and the quality of health care services for people and communities. As a member of the Hilltop Health Reform Studies team, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Analyzing large data sets (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, commercial claims data, and/or hospital discharge data) using SAS or other statistical packages
  • Developing payment methodologies
  • Evaluating payment reform initiatives
  • Budgeting, performing financial analysis, and reporting for Medicaid and other publicly funded programs
  • Coordinating or assisting with multi-disciplinary project teams that may include SAS programmers, policy analysts, and other researchers
  • Conducting qualitative analyses, such as research on programs in other states, surveys, and stakeholder interviews
  • Preparing reports, memoranda, meeting minutes, literature reviews, issue briefs, presentations, and/or articles for peer-reviewed journals
  • Making presentations to public and professional audiences
  • Participating in internal and external meetings
  • Performing other duties as assigned

*Position title will be determined by candidate's qualifications.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

 

The Policy Analyst* requires a master’s degree with course work in health services research, public health, public policy/administration, economics, health law, or a related discipline, and one year of relevant experience (Note: A bachelor's degree with course work in health services research, public health, public policy/administration, economics, or a related discipline and three years of experience with exposure to health services research, public health administration, and/or policy analysis may be substituted for the master’s degree and required experience). Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have strong analytical and communications skills (both verbal and written).

The Senior Policy Analyst* requires a master’s degree with course work in health services research, public health, public policy/administration, economics, health law, research methods, or a related discipline, and five years of relevant experience. Must have the ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams and assume responsibility for managing staff, client relations, project work plans, deliverables, and budgets. (Note: A bachelor's degree, with course work in health services research, public health, public policy/administration, economics, or a related discipline, and seven years of experience with exposure to health services research, public health administration, and/or policy analysis, may be substituted for the master’s degree and required experience.)

*Position title will be determined by candidate's qualifications.

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration, submit applications by February 28, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Grant Funded
Additional Information:

NOTE: THIS POSITION IS GRANT-FUNDED, WHEREIN EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE RENEWAL OF THE GRANT

FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contractual/Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Accommodation: 

If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
   

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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