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SYSTEMS PROJECT ANALYST - 68064702

Date: Aug 7, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 17192 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: SYSTEMS PROJECT ANALYST - 68064702

Position Number: 68064702 

Salary:  $1,574.93 BI WEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 08/21/2017 

This position is a Career Service position, anticipated to be filled at or near $40,948.18 (annual salary), depending on the selected candidate's related experience and education.   

This Systems Project Analyst position reports to the Program Administrator over the Data Analysis Unit and will support the detection and prevention (of fraud, waste, and abuse) efforts within the Bureau of Medicaid Program Integrity (MPI).  This unit provides analytical assistance to the bureau, including statistical analysis, and the development of graphs, charts, and other visual representations of data.  The unit collaborates with management and MPI staff to build queries for bureau related projects, fulfill data requests, and develop new investigative tools.  This unit also assists in the development of vendor-driven analytics tools through validation, collaboration, and outreach with MPI and Medicaid staff. 

MPI serves as the primary organizational unit within the Agency for the purposes of prevention, detection, and recoupment/enforcement related to Medicaid program oversight, as well as the lead unit for compliance with contractual and statutory requirements related to fraud and abuse activities.  MPI has several sub-units that serve the overall bureau mission.  Among those sub-units are teams working toward the detection of fraud, abuse, and waste in the Medicaid program (detection units), teams working to strategize the use of bureau resources to maximize fraud prevention efforts (prevention units), teams involved with the oversight and investigation of Medicaid managed care organizations (managed care units), and teams involved with the auditing and recovery of overpayments related to specific Medicaid providers (case management units). 

The selected candidate will assist in detecting and developing leads related to fraud, waste, and abuse through research and analysis of complex health and business related data.  Included in the functions of this position are activities such as: 

  • Extracting large data sets from primary or secondary data sources, including data warehouses and public data repositories.
  • Utilizing reporting packages and Decision Support Systems such as Business Objects, statistical software such as SAS and R, and data reporting software such as MS Access, Excel, and Tableau.
  • Identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Creating reports, graphs, and data visualizations to define metrics and demonstrate findings.
  • Conducting quality assurance reviews to ensure data accuracy and consistency.
  • Serving as an analyst and subject matter expert on a team involved with complex data analysis projects.

MPI heavily relies upon the use of applicant pools to fill vacancies and seeks applicants who are able to demonstrate strong auditing or investigative, research, and organizational skills, as well as have up-to-date knowledge of the Florida Medicaid program and be able to accurately apply software programs needed to complete investigations and audits. Applicants should also possess the ability to review and comprehend applicable federal and state laws, rules, and policies related to health care and enforcement activities. This knowledge will be needed to assist MPI in appropriately identifying audit candidates, producing written and visual reports from data analysis, obtaining, cleaning and presenting large data sets, assisting with algorithm validity and reliability, and special projects as assigned.

For more information, please visit MPI at: http://ahca.myflorida.com/Executive/Inspector_General/medicaid.shtml

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

• Knowledge of data mining principles, practices and techniques.
• Knowledge of mathematics and statistical concepts.
• Knowledge of advanced Microsoft Excel features.
• Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL).
• Ability to process information logically.
• Ability to identify, analyze and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
• Ability to identify and define user task needs and/or conduct short range and long range project planning studies.
• Ability to review and understand project requirements.
• Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
• Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
• Ability to communicate technical data processing information effectively.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to candidates with a related degree from an accredited college or university.         
•  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience in data analysis, informatics, information systems, business intelligence, mathematics, or statistics; or
•  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in mathematics, statistics, or informatics and two years of experience as described above; or
•  A master's degree from an accredited college or university in mathematics, statistics, or informatics and one year of experience as described above; or
•  A doctorate from an accredited college or university in mathematics, statistics, or informatics; or
•  Four years of experience as described above and either (1) completion of a 720 classroom hour program of study from a vocational/technical school or accredited community college in an area of data processing (excluding data entry), or (2) 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college course work from an accredited institution which includes four courses in management information systems.
•  Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
•  Completion of a one-year program of study from a vocational/technical school in an area of data processing (excluding data entry) can substitute for one year of the required experience.

 

CONTACT PERSON: SANDRA KING 850-412-4600

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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