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GENOMICS BIOINFORMATICS ANALYST

  • 500118
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

Genomics Bioinformatics Analyst

Division of Planning & Operations/Bureau of Business Informatics

 

Job Location:

Address:  150 N 18th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: up to 70,000.00 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

Whole genome sequencing and the use of genomics data for public health intervention and action has increased in recent years. This position will be responsible for working with programs across many areas of the agency to enhance the department's capacity to receive and use genomics data. Activities will include working with laboratories and the ADHS informatics and IT staff to bring relevant genomics data into the department; ensuring that the department is able to collect and store the genomics data is a way that is accessible and effective; interpreting and analyzing genomics data; collaborating with relevant program areas across the agency to incorporate and appropriately use the incoming data; and creating reports and presentations as needed by the department.

Job Duties:

− Participates in and supports work planning processes to collect, analyze and present genomic data for infectious diseases, cancer, and other areas as needed.
− Partners with internal and external programs to gather, validate, and document business requirements for receiving and storing genomics data and sharing it with appropriate entities within the agency.
− Verifies data collected is within required standards; participates in national working groups and projects to learn and understand national standards and best practices, and ensure the agency's genomics data collection and analysis aligns with these standards.
− Assists in the development of training materials for other ADHS programs on using and interpreting genomic data; provides training to other ADHS programs to enhance understanding, utilization and interpretation of the data.
− Determines and analyzes queries and reports to ensure data quality and completeness and support other ADHS programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

What does this job require?
Knowledge of:
− Strategies for achieving effective data acquisition, management, quality, storage, use and application.
− Applicable laws, rules, policies regarding security, privacy, and management of confidential data.
− General methodologies relating to whole genome sequencing and interpreting genomics data.
− Database management and data analysis.
− Principles and practices applicable to public health surveillance and investigation.
− Laboratory information systems, public health informatics, and relevant national standards.
− Project management disciplines and techniques.
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
Skills in:
− Providing technical assistance to business partners.
− Analyzing genomics data.
− Using statistical software, including for complex analyses.
− Integrating data from multiple data sources.
− Effectively utilizing data collection, research, and analysis methodologies.
− Communicating complex information to non-technical audiences.
− Interpreting and evaluating information.
− Oral and written communication.
Ability to:
− Plan, organize, and prioritize projects.
− Evaluate information and make recommendations.
− Assess stakeholder and end user information needs.
− Promote the use of business intelligence to make effective business decisions.
− Communicate complex information verbally and in writing.
− Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
− Collaborate with IT/BI and program staff to achieve shared goals.
− Perform analysis and evaluation.
− Engage with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
− Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations and streamline work processes.
− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will have:
− Bachelors in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Biology/Biological Sciences, or related field.
− Ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years’ relevant experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Driving is required for State Business.
− Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
− Must possess a valid level on fingerprint clearance card (See Arizona Administrative Code 36-113).

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

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

Retirement:

To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.