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Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 315042 

Agency: Department of Health


Position Number: 64081702 

Salary:  $36,467.60 - $56,000, 

Posting Closing Date: 03/21/2021 




Requisition ID: 315042

Position Number: 64081702

Closing Date: 03/21/2021



This is a career service position, that will serve as a professional research analyst for the Systems Information Management Unit, located in the Office of CMS Managed Care Plan. The successful applicant must be detail oriented and well organized, and will be responsible for conducting quantitative research and assisting with the data analysis components of a variety of research projects, as well as assisting with review, revision, and editing of research and related projects by staff. This position will be required to contribute to the unit’s diverse research agenda, and the incumbent will be expected to take an active role in collaborating with and supporting staff and colleagues to achieve the overall goals of the Office of CMS Managed Care Plan. The selected applicant will be competent in statistical analyses using SAS or R, proficient in creating graphical presentations of quantitative information, and able to write clear and simple explanations of patterns and trends. The duties of this position shall include but are not limited to the following:

* Implement mixed methodological approaches (quantitative and qualitative) in the development and execution of research on health, healthcare, programs, and supportive services.

* Conduct research and statistical analysis with a variety of data types- examples of data types include fiscal, expenditure, enrollment, attrition, geographic, time series, intervention, etc.

* Manipulate raw, very large, multi-wave client data and conduct advanced analyses to support unit research needs.

* Be able to write clearly about technical work, including articles, literature reviews, technical briefs, scholarly papers, formal correspondence, and other ways to articulate central research questions, analytic techniques, and key findings.

* Generate infographics, graphs, charts, tables, and maps with a variety of social and population data; and create figures to help explain complex statistical information to varied audiences.

* Collaborate, review, critique, and edit colleague work products, as needed.

* Submit research to interested organizations and conferences and present research findings [both to the Department and outside audiences], as opportunities arise.

* Become informed about programs and services available for children with acute and chronic health conditions and disabilities.

* Position may occasionally require travel.

* Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency.

* Other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Professional level proficiency with Microsoft products- especially Office, Teams, Word, Power Point, and Excel. Demonstrated education and/or work history of research and advanced analytic skills in large data. Experience in performing multivariate and inferential statistical analyses using SAS or R software. Ability to organize complex information into user-friendly formats for presentations and written materials. Possess professional organizational skills, demonstrate attention to detail, and committed to excellent internal and external customer service. Open to solicit and accept feedback and critique, able to establish/maintain effective working relationships with others; and willing to serve in a support role and facilitate creative exchange in collaborative projects. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in written and spoken situations. Experience with querying data using SQL, depicting data trends in Qlik, or conducting ArcGIS map functions a plus.

Preferred Education or Skills for this position:

Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree and three professional years of experience performing statistical analyses in health or social sciences.




We request that all applications be completed with People First - no faxed or mailed applications to the agency. Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.


 When completing the online application, all gaps of employment or education greater than 90 days starting from high school must be explained (approximate date, month, and year) identifying company name or if unemployed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Please be advised:


NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process. 


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility. 


“Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.”




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Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    

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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