The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Staff Analyst Level I. 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 Staff Analyst (Level I) will support capacity building activities for implementing the expanded responsibilities under the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System (DMC-ODS) Waiver and meet regulatory and contractual requirements.
The duties of the Staff Analyst (Level I), include, but are not limited to:
- 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.
- 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 (2) 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.
- 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; and
- Experience with developing standards for evaluation for quality assurance
The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Staff Analyst – Information Technology. 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 Staff Analyst - Information Technology will manage the coordination, communication, and implementation of various IT related projects associated with the custom development of new systems and improvement of interoperability and data migration between different existing systems (EHR, bed availability, program reporting, and payment system) for better interoperability and reporting purposes.
The duties of the Staff Analyst – Information Technology include, but are not limited to:
- Manage, track, monitor, and engage in the implementation of different technology projects to ensure better interoperability and reporting, including:
- Manage communication between program units and IT vendors;
- Elicit and document user requirements for new systems or system enhancements; ensure functional and technical requirements are fully documented;
- Conduct interviews, perform workflow analysis, document objectives, and lead design sessions
- Develop scopes of work for the procurement of IT services;
- Work with the vendor(s), staff, and others to identify components that would enhance the system, get approvals, write change orders, and follow up with implementation;
- Coordinate unit testing, integration testing, and user acceptance testing;
- Work with program units and contracted providers to identify reporting requirements and create report template to be implemented; and
- Other duties as assigned.
Desirable Qualifications for Staff Analyst – Information Technology
- Knowledge of behavioral health programs with an emphasis on SUD treatment programs;
- Experience developing workflows, policies, procedure and protocols related to the delivery of SUD Treatment services;
- Experience working with information technology conducting analysis of behavioral health organizations to determine areas of risk and opportunities;
- Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Windows-based programs, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.