APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 33
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Economists prepare and conduct research, analysis and studies of economic, social, fiscal and other factors in
relation to topic of study. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
This position is for an Economist I within the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Analytics in Carson City. This position will be responsible for assisting with the analysis of healthcare data including medical and pharmacy claims as well as other Medicaid provider financial and statistical data; preparing reports on utilization and financial reports; assisting with the development of Medicaid rates and analyzing rate appeals for Medicaid providers; calculating and preparing analysis showing fiscal impact of rate proposals; reviewing and analyzing changes in federal and state law to determine the impact to the agency; drafting state plan amendments and other policies and procedures; and presenting at public hearings and provider workshops.
This position maintains data quality and control and completes all requests related to claims data from internal and external partners within specified timeframes in a fast-paced working environment under minimal supervision. This position requires the demonstrated use of statistical methods and programs utilizing SAS, STATA or similar analytic software. This position may require travel both in and out of state up to 25%. The demonstration of SAS or comparable analytic software will be required in a testing exam for candidates selected for an interview. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, labor economics, statistics or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience in conducting statistical/economic data collection and analysis involving the application of statistical, mathematical and economic principles.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
Additional Position Criteria
Experience with medical billing and/or medical claims is required.
Experience with SAS or a comparable analytic software and/or programming language (STATA, R, SQL, etc.) is required.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.