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Block Grants Epidemiologist

  • 503136
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Nov 30 2021 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs, and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.

Block Grants Epidemiologist

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 11/30/2021

Job Summary:

Internal- AHCCCS only.

The Division of Health Care Management (DHCM) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Block Grants Epidemiologist. The Block Grant Epidemiologist will assist the Division of Grants Administration with data projects to support the ongoing identification of needs and effectiveness of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grants and will be responsible for the development, oversight and monitoring of the performance measures and evaluation methodology.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Job Duties:

• Conduct epidemiological investigations of ongoing identification of needs and effectiveness of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Identify, analyze, develop and provides scientific and clinical advice and technical assistance to public, private, nonprofit health and health related agencies and organizations.

• Performs data mining and analysis related, including measurement and methodology construction. Manipulates and use databases for analysis of Mental Health and Substance Abuse to assess potential health impacts.

• Coordinates program planning efforts with respect to research-based activities and other epidemiological data and evaluation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of Quantitative Methodology.

• Knowledge of and proficiency with SPSS and other statistical software.

• Basic knowledge of process, impact and outcome evaluation methods.

• Performance measure development.

• Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

• Data extraction, basic descriptive statistics, charting/graphing.

• Translate research and data findings for multiple audiences.

Selective Preference(s):

• At least two years of experience with statistical software, Cognos/SQL, public health data and translational research is preferred. Master's level education in a public health or social science field is preferred.


At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.