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INFORMATICS ANALYST

  • 501175
  • 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.

Informatics Analyst

Division of Planning & Operations /Bureau of Business Informatics

Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $71,177.60 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

This position will closely work with Information Technology and other agency staff to provide informatics expertise and knowledge to MEDSIS and identify agency needs for informatics, reporting, and data analysis to assist with business and policy decisions. This position will work with other agency staff to determine business requirements for system enhancements and work to research business issues and help design solutions. This position will work with Information Technology staff to create queries and reports that are needed for other agency staff and help provide training for informatics solutions. This position will work with the various informatics programs to assist with any testing of new system updates and enhancements and will help maintain system resources and data dictionaries as needed, including the MEDSIS Help Desk.

Job Duties:

− Determine and analyze queries and reports needed by informatics staff and other agency staff.
− Partners with informatics staff and other agency staff to gather and validate business requirements.
− Participates in and/or supports work planning processes.
− Researches business issues and assists in designing models that aid in analyzing issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
− Disease surveillance.
− Fundamentals and principles of epidemiology.
− Strategies for achieving effective data acquisition.
− Management, quality, use and application.
− Applicable laws, rules, policies regarding security, privacy, and management of confidential data.
− Statistical and business analysis.
− IT life-cycle and disease surveillance system design.
− Qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing and measuring program/project efficacy; project management disciplines and techniques.
− Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
Skills in:
− Analytical software (SAS & R).
− Providing technical assistance to business partners.
− Performing analytic functions including workflow and statistical
− Analysis.
− Effectively utilizing data collection, research, and analysis methodologies.
− Communicating complex information to nontechnical 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.
− Communicate verbally and in writing; to 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.
− Provide training to end user.
− 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):

− Bachelors in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Biology/Biological Sciences, Public Health or related field.
− Combination of experience, education, and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described. 5 - 6 years of relevant experience required. 1 year of work experience may be substituted for each year of preferred education.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

− 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 one fingerprint clearance card issues pursuant to A.R.S. §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.