Partners In Diversity,

Staff Analyst - PSI Unit

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Founded in June 2002, Partners In Diversity, Inc. is a 100% women owned and operated enterprise. We are a full service recruiting and staffing firm providing a complete range of front and back office employment solutions.

Our scope includes Administrative/Clerical, Financial, Information Technology and Professional Personnel. Our client base consists of a variety of industries including federal, county, state and local agencies; non-profit and commercial companies. From 2015-2021 the Los Angeles Business Journal named Partners In Diversity, Inc. one of the Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses.

About this job

The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Staff Analyst. Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

The Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) leads and facilitates the delivery of a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services proven to reduce the impact of substance use, abuse, and addiction in Los Angeles County. The Staff Analyst will support capacity building activities for implementing the expanded responsibilities under the Drug Medi-Cal Waiver and the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative and meet regulatory and contractual requirements.

The Policy and Strategic Initiatives (PSI) Unit is responsible for guiding the future direction of substance use disorder treatment and recovery services, fostering efforts that enable providers and staff to shift the organizational culture, and effectively respond to changing regulatory, legislative and community conditions with a focus towards implementing the Drug Medi-Cal Waiver and the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative.

Roles & responsibilities

The PSI Unit has multiple projects that combine a portfolio of areas such as research, policy, and planning. The Staff Analyst, designated to the Policy and Strategic Initiatives (PSI) Unit will:

•Contribute to the development of reports for use in program planning and development efforts, including reviewing and analyzing protocols and procedures from other jurisdictions, pending or enacted legislation, state and federal regulations, and grant funding opportunities.

•Monitor, manage and elevate to changing conditions such as new legislation, regulations, priorities; and prepare materials to ensure compliance and facilitate improved operation, organization, and delivery of care.

•Collaborate with SAPC internal units, community stakeholders, network providers, other County departments, and health plan partners to research and implement efforts that facilitate the organization’s transition to a specialty health plan to thrive under the new managed care service model.

•Perform special assignments and projects as requested, and,

•Act as team leader of other analysts to ensure that program goals and objectives are met.

•Serve as a technical expert and consultant to management;

•Analyze and make recommendations to manager for the effective use of resources and personnel, the implementation and improvement of programs and operations, funding allocations, spending plans, and the refinement of management practices and policies;

•Perform special assignments and projects;

•Act as a team leader of other analysts; and

•Other duties as assigned; may be temporarily reassigned to COVID-19 assignments as needed.


The Staff Analyst designated to the PSI Unit must have:

•The desire to work in an environment that exposes them to learning about the public sector, substance use, and the spectrum of substance use treatment

•Strong health policy, research, and analytical skills

•Organizational and planning skills to effectively work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changes in priorities

•Excellent attention to detail, and

•The ability to work independently.

Minimum Qualifications:

•A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department as referenced in WOS section 2.2.4 AND- two years of experience in the analysis of public or non-public programs including those in health (e.g., medicine, physiology), public health, public policy and/or social work/social welfare. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of DPH may be substituted for one year of the required experience;

•Experience researching and analyzing protocols, best practices, policy issues, pending legislation, regulations, potential funding sources, fiscal/accounting principles, and reports and makes recommendations to management regarding impact on services;

•Experience collecting, analyzing, and evaluating program data and making recommendations for program modifications, funding allocations, quality improvement or corrective action;

•Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Windows-based programs, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);

•Excellent oral and written communication skills; and

•A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Desirable Qualifications:

• Experience leading the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluating of policies, goals and objectives for health-focused programs and/or fiscal systems;

• Experience with preparing reports for management and/or local, State, and/or federal agencies;

• Experience with developing standards for evaluation for quality assurance;

• Two years or more, formal education related to the job, beyond the minimum required education; and

• Two years or more, professional work experience related to the job, beyond the minimum required experience.

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