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$ 23.30-$ 34.34 hourly, $ 48,650-$ 71,702 annually

Date Posted:   03/11/2014
Closing Date:   03/18/2014
Working Title:   Health Workforce Analyst
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   HP/Off Rural Health & Pri Care
Location:   Golden Rule Bldg., St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000584
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 located in the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (ORHPC) in the Health Policy Division.

The position is part of the research team at the Workforce Planning and Analysis Program in the ORHPC. Under administrative direction, this position serves as the statewide statistical expert on the supply, demand and characteristics of the healthcare workforce in Minnesota. The position will assist in developing a workforce research agenda, conduct complex and highly technical research with little or no procedural/statistical precedent using SPSS/STATA/SAS; forecast trends, statistical models, simulations that have statewide policy implications; interpret and evaluate results, develop recommendations in the form of publications/oral presentations; and advise top management on the implications/applications of results for long-term workforce planning. In coordination with Minnesota IT staff, the position will enhance plans for the collection of license data and redesign/update the workforce database application.

The ORHPC is a recognized leader in its field nationally, operates in a dynamic environment and continually innovates and adapts to changing circumstances so that it can provide the highest value and most relevant support and services to its clientele and to the state. This position must maintain these high standards.
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 field.

A Master's degree in one of the above fields will count as one year of experience as defined above.

Preferred Qualifications:   Master's or doctorate level degree in sociology, statistics, economics, epidemiology, public health, or related field.

Proven expertise in performing research/analysis of the healthcare workforce data; manipulating and analyzing data using SPSS/STATA/SAS; and developing charts/graphs in Excel.

Understanding of the labor markets.

Familiarity with rural health issues in Minnesota.

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

Experience leading and directing research team.

Familiarity with the legislative process.
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. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions.

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 vacancy is open to all qualified job seekers. 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 (#13HEAL000584) 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 (#13HEAL000584) 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:   Nitika Moibi, 651-201-3853/