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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,281.28 to  $76,170.24  PAY GRADE: 35
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.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Division of Child and Family Services
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 07.762
Announcement Number: 41207
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/19/2020
Close Date: 12/03/2020
   Phone: (775)684-0110
   Email: friend@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Positions allocated to this series perform complex mathematical and statistical analysis on public health databases by applying statistical theories and principles to determine cause and effect relationships.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Analytics, Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) Branch is recruiting for a Biostatistician II in the Carson City office. The Biostatistician II evaluates and fulfills requests for data and ad hoc reports, analyzes statistics, writes report specifications and assists with report development, identifies trends, and presents findings for data from DCFS. The Office of Analytics, DCFS Branch supports various services within the division: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice Services, Children's Mental and Behavioral Health Services, and Administrative and Support Services. The Biostatistician II evaluates data requests, collaborates with the person who requested the data, and helps determines the best course of action. For reports requiring programming, the Biostatistician II writes clear and concise report specifications to be used by the developers to create the reports.
The incumbent provides data to internal and external entities and completes ad hoc data requests by running appropriate reports or by creating queries and analyzing or summarizing the data using analytic software programming and statistical methods to complete analyses. The Biostatistician II should be an excellent communicator (demonstrating strong listening, questioning, and interpersonal skills) and effectively expresses ideas and information both verbally and in writing. Intermediate level experience with Excel is required as well as experience with SQL, SAS, or other data query language. This position is in a unit that regularly experiences a high volume of work both in ad hoc data requests and in recurring output; the work environment is fast paced. The unit regularly works on multiple complex projects at once and often must prioritize work based on shifting agency and stakeholder needs. A successful candidate will be able to thrive in this fast-paced environment, work independently or with a group, and complete tasks and projects in a timely manner with an extremely high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

To Qualify:
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 statistics, mathematics or closely related field and one year of professional experience conducting statistical analysis including gathering and analyzing data from various sources using computer software; OR one year of experience as a Biostatistician I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience with SQL, SAS, R, or other data query language is required.
    Microsoft Excel: Intermediate level
The Examination
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Do you have experience working with child welfare, juvenile justice, children's mental health or other health related data? Please describe when and where you gained this experience.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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