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MHCC METHODOLOGIST

Recruitment #20-009272-0001

GRADE

9990

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Health Care Commission
4160 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland  21215

Main Purpose of Job

This position is available within the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) under the direction of the Director of the Center for Health Care Facilities Planning and Development. The main purpose of this position is to develop models for forecasting use or demand for health care services and facilities regulated by MHCC. These services include general acute care hospital services, general surgical services, cardiac surgery, organ transplantation surgery, acute rehabilitation services, home health care, hospice care, and other services. Other major responsibilities of the position include: the analysis of health care utilization trends, designing protocols for data analysis, preparing written and graphic interpretations of analytical findings, providing technical support for existing survey projects, and providing data-related support for preparation of recommendations on health care facility projects regulated by MHCC.

The position requires: strong quantitative data analysis skills, including knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics and regression modeling; experience conducting statistical, and economic analyses using statistical applications software (SAS, STATA or SQL); experience analyzing health facilities and services data; an understanding of the market for health care services and of health care financing and payment practices; the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, especially with regard to analytical study design and the interpretation of analytical findings; and experience presenting statistical information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience analyzing and evaluating utilization of health care facilities and services or three years of experience forecasting demand for non-health care-related services and demonstration that your experience with forecasting is applicable to health care services.  A Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Policy, or a closely related field, may be substituted for two years of the required experience.  A Ph.D. is preferred. Experience working with statistical applications software and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Experience with SAS software is preferred.  Experience conducting research and producing written reports describing research findings based on analysis of large health care databases is required.

SELECTION PROCESS

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

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.

 

BENEFITS

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.