Saturday, August 3, 2013

GO to work for the State as a Statistical Research Analyst

Statistical Research Analyst

Starting Salary: commensurate with education and experience

Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (MCHCP) is seeking a Statistical Research Analyst for the collection, analysis, and reporting of statistical data and other related information.  To apply, submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources, P.O. Box 104355, Jefferson City, MO 65110 or via email to by close of business on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

Essential Functions/Examples of Work

  • Extracts data from large data warehouse provided by contracted vendor to assemble summary and/or detailed information; checks data for consistence and aberrations through data mining; makes comparative analyses and projections
  • Interprets, analyzes, and presents cost and utilization data for medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, wellness, disease management, and employee assistance programs using sophisticated, complex data analysis tools.
  • Prepares scheduled and special reports in rough draft and final form, including summary tables, graphs, charts, and explanatory text; distributes reports to various constituencies including actuary and internal staff.
  • Provides interpretation and analysis of report results to management for use with various constituencies, including the Board of Trustees.
  • Responsible for routing and tracking all fiscal notes for MCHCP during legislative session; reviews all fiscal notes and determines the potential fiscal impact of proposed legislation to MCHCP; responsible for communicating to key internal staff information regarding fiscal notes that could have a potential fiscal impact.
  • Assists in Requests for Proposal (RFP) development and evaluation of responses as it relates to data reporting, network, and cost analysis.
  • Researches and obtains necessary data from internal sources, consultants, and/or other outside sources as required.
  • Monitors and interacts with health care contractors to ensure their efficient operation, reviews their compliance with the applicable contract provisions, analyzes data they may provide, and determines the overall impact on the operation of the Plan.
  • Maintains documentation of processes and archive of deliverables.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of statistical and mathematical methods, principles, theories, and practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relational databases; geographic information systems; Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; and Cognos Business Intelligence;
  • Considerable knowledge of research methods and practices and knowledge of health care.
  • Basic understanding of the economic and social issues surrounding the provision of health care benefits.
  • Ability to anticipate/predict appropriate deliverable characteristics while working through evolving and/or generalized analytic projects.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and to present analysis and conclusions with clarity and precision in written and graphic form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with MCHCP management, MCHCP staff, MCHCP members, health plan representatives and general public.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures; and ability to prioritize, organize and perform work independently and under pressure.
  • Ability to project a professional image through oral and written communication and appearance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major specialization in business or public administration, mathematics or statistics, economics or related area. 
  • Minimum of one year statistical experience required.  More extensive experience (2-6 years) performing statistical work preferred.  (Technical and professional experience in the field of statistical analysis and research may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas including statistics or quantitative research methodology may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan is an equal opportunity employer: M/F/D/V
MCHCP employees enjoy the same benefits as other State of Missouri employees. These benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, basic and optional life insurance, annual and sick leave accruals, paid holidays, deferred compensation, cafeteria plan, employee assistance program and a retirement plan under MOSERS. Contact MCHCP at for more information related to this job vacancy announcement, recruitment, benefits, etc.

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