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$ 22.62-$ 33.34 hourly, $ 47,231-$ 69,614 annually

Date Posted:   07/09/2013
Closing Date:   07/18/2013
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   Health Policy/ORHPC
Location:   Golden Rule Bldg., St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open only to current employees in this agency
Posting Number:   13HEAL000324
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   This position is part of the Workforce Planning and Analysis Program in the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC).

This position will serve as the statewide statistical expert on the supply and demand of the healthcare workforce in Minnesota. The incumbent will develop and scope out pertinent workforce-related research objectives/issues; collect, compile and conduct complex and highly technical research using SPSS/STATA/SAS; build statistical models/forecasts/simulations with little or no procedural precedent and evaluate results; integrate GIS mapping techniques; ensure quality of data; design and develop new instruments; and draft findings/recommendations in the form of publications/oral presentations for diverse audiences. The incumbent will advise top management and provide management and stakeholders (health licensing boards, legislature) with pertinent workforce information for setting long-term workforce goals for Minnesota.
Minimum Qualifications:   Three years professional experience conducting research and analyses using statistical analysis methods, abstracting data from records, analyzing and interpreting data, evaluating results and quality assurance control of data and writing about technical topics for audiences, including legislators, stakeholders and the general public.


Bachelor's degree in Health Services Research, Economics, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Statistics, Public Finance, Public Administration, Political Science or closely-related business or social science degree.
A Master's degree in one of the above will count as one year of experience described above.

Preferred Qualifications:   Experience in manipulating and analyzing data using SPSS/STATA/SAS and developing charts/graphs in Excel.

Experience performing research/analysis of the healthcare workforce data.

Familiarity with rural health issues in Minnesota.

Proven expertise in mapping data using ArcMap/GIS software.

Master's degree in research or health related field or coursework in public health.

Experience collaborating with stakeholders and building consensus to arrive at mutual goals.

Experience facilitating and directing work groups/teams.
Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation.

Certain Disabled Veterans - Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This position is open for bids and for current MDH employees simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of the Minnesota Department of Health who are currently in a Research Analysis Specialist Senior position and who are eligible to bid will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:
1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you've completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#13HEAL000324) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.
2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#13HEAL000324) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Mark Schoenbaum, 651-201-3859/