NYS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
Data Analyst Opportunities
Advance your career in government finance, management and public policy at New York State Division of the Budget (DOB)!
Data Analysts within DOB have the opportunity to impact public policy by transforming raw data into meaningful information that will foster decisions that affect the daily lives of New Yorkers.
As an organization, we provide a critical link between government finance, policy and management, including developing, negotiating, and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country.
From our office in the New York State's historic Capitol building, in Albany, NY, our Data Analysts utilize their creativity and statistical knowledge to develop models in support of analytic stories; propose insightful performance improvements that champion change; and provide data visualization to clarify trends and patterns that impact decisions made within the State budget process.
The incumbent will serve as a member of the Health Unit. The Health Unit oversees: the Medicaid Managed Care, Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, New York State of Health Exchange, aspects of the Affordable Care Act, Minimum Wage, Supportive Housing, Home and Community Based Long-Term Care; the Medicaid State Global Cap, Federal Medicaid Spending, other State Agency Medicaid spending; non-Medicaid components of the Department of Health (DOH), the State Office of the Aging (SOFA) and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) budgets and assists in budget Development and coordination, appropriations, and various other assignments involving different aspects of health care finance.
Responsibilities of the Data and Policy Analyst in the Health Unit would include, but are not limited to:
- Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports.
- Perform data extraction, aggregation, and quality checks from multiple sources and tables in support of trend identification and root cause analysis.
- Create visual and written data communications to present relevant findings and materials to upper level-management and outside stakeholders.
- Assess the content of current data systems to ensure they support the analytic needs of assignments and make informed recommendations to management.
- Work with management to prioritize information needs.
- Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
- Locate, define, and recommend new process improvement opportunities.
- Work with other Data Analysts, Budget Examiners, and management to develop and build analytic models in support of policy development and budgetary proposals.
- Evaluating and participating in the development of programmatic and policy solutions aimed at addressing care and financing needs for vulnerable populations within the State;
- Working with staff from the Governor's Office, the Legislature, the Department of Health and other Units within DOB.
Qualifications & Salary:
DOB seeks candidates with:
· Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
· Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
· Strong written and oral communication skills.
· Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS, Salient, Tableau, etc.).
Salary based on education and experience:
Data Analyst Trainee 1: Salary of $51,848. Bachelor's degree in data or computer science, informatics, economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field
Data Analyst Trainee 2: Salary of $57,818. Bachelor's degree as above; and one year of experience in advanced excel analysis OR a master's degree in the above fields
Data Analyst 1: Salary of $61,423. Requires a bachelor's degree in data or computer science, informatics, economics, statistics, mathematics, or a related field, and either: satisfactory completion of a two-year traineeship or two years of experience* in data visualization, and statistical models and data mining tools.
* Substitution: A master's degree in the above fields may substitute for one year of the specialized experience. A Ph.D. in the above fields may substitute for two years of the specialized experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered for this or future positions with DOB, please complete the Online Employment Application and select "Data Analyst" as the Title Applying For and "Health Policy" in the Professional Interests section. Applications are held in the DOB's resume database for six months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities.
If you require assistance in applying for employment with the New York State Division of the Budget, or if you have any questions about working for the Division, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York State Division of the Budget
Human Resources Office
Albany, NY 12224