Research Analyst, Bureau of Mental Health

Full-time
Description

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the planning, development, and implementation of program evaluation activities, research, and surveillance
  • Work with CONNECT program stakeholders to develop key outcomes and indicators to measure implementation and success of program activities
  • Design and conduct analyses of existing program and administrative data (e.g. Medicaid, Department of Corrections) to evaluate program outcomes and processes; employ methods for predictive data analysis using cross-sectional and longitudinal data
  • Clean, recode, and manipulate data and assist in data management efforts through data quality review and thorough documentation of data management decisions
  • Respond rapidly and accurately to internal and external requests for data
  • Effectively present and interpret data findings verbally, in writing and in graphical format to program management, non-technical audiences, and program leadership, advise leadership on limitations and provide actionable recommendations
  • Author research publications and reports on the evaluation of Mental Health programs
  • Conduct literature reviews to inform analysis design and outcome measures
  • Manage multiple projects and collaborate with other research and program staff
  • Conduct special projects and perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
    To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

    1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
    2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
    3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

Preferred Skills

  • The successful candidate will have 3-5 years full time experience processing, cleaning, manipulating, and analyzing large program or administrative datasets using software such as SAS, R, and SQL
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is needed
  • A background and experience with research, program evaluation methodologies, survey development and implementation, and data analysis is required
  • The candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience with scientific writing
  • The individual will be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and be able to work independently
  • The candidate will have a strong sense of teamwork and the ability to get along with a wide range of people
  • Ability to solve problems and research issues is imperative
  • The individual will possess project management skills and the capacity to advise staff involved in various projects as well as the ability to adapt to multiple programmatic areas.

Salary: $ 75,504.00 – $ 94,761.00 (Annual)