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Recruitment #20-009253-0004




MDH, Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission
4160 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission seeks a health economist who will provide statistical and econometric expertise to assist the agency in developing population health policies. In addition, the incumbent will provide statistical modeling and analytic support for hospital quality and financial methodologies administered by the Center for Population Based Methodologies. This is an opportunity to use big data and sophisticated statistical methods to shape healthcare policies that impact millions of Maryland residents and inform the national dialogue on healthcare policy.

This position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Identifying data sources used to create comparative cost estimates for diseases of interest to the population health team;
  • Developing statistical, actuarial and econometric methods for estimating incremental health care cost associated with diseases of interest;
  • Implementing selected methods using statistical code;
  • Participating in code review and other quality assurance activities;
  • Collaborating with team members and external contractors to incorporate cost estimates into population health methodologies;
  • Working with stakeholders to explain and disseminate cost estimates;
  • Developing statistical models to estimate incidence, prevalence and burden of disease in small geographic units, including states, counties and sub-county areas;
  • Applying causal inference and other statistical techniques to compare change in rates over time across geographic units;
  • Preparing presentations and reports to communicate results of analysis to staff and external stakeholders;
  • Conducting statistical modeling and other data analysis to assist in the measurement of hospital quality and development of financial methodologies; and,
  • Assisting senior staff with ad hoc projects as needed.


Qualified candidates must possess a Master's degree in health economics or related field and at least 2 years of work experience analyzing claims datasets to develop cost estimates.  Candidates must also possess expertise in Stata (preferred) or SAS.


The successful candidates will demonstrate excellent quantitative and written communication skills, as well as a collegial approach and the ability to lead projects and provide guidance to less-experienced analysts.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A copy of your resume and a cover letter must accompany your application.  Upload resume and cover letter together under 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.

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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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