Drug Overdose Morbidity Data Analyst – Research Analyst

Minnesota Department of Health
January 13, 2021
St. Paul, MN
Job Type


Job Details

Job Class: Research Analyst

Working Title: Drug Overdose Morbidity Data Analyst
Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 01/19/2021
Date Posted: 01/13/2021
Closing Date: 01/26/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Division/Unit: Health Promotion Chronic Disease / Drug Overdose Unit
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Never or rarely
Salary Range: $20.40 - $29.50/hourly; $42,595 - $61,596/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - Professional Employees (MAPE)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary
Job Summary
This position will collect, analyze, validate and interpret data, and prepare products for dissemination (on the web and in paper form). The position will focus on nonfatal drug overdose morbidity data from the hospital discharge data, and the quarterly drug overdose analysis and data submissions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incumbent will principally utilize statistical analysis systems (SAS), Excel programming, and Tableau software; there will be opportunity to learn data linkage as we extend our work to understand the health care burden related to drug use and misuse. This will enable the Injury and Violence Prevention Section (IVPS) to accomplish the work specified in several cooperative agreements with the CDC. This position will assist with analyzing injury morbidity files, survey data sources, and will assist with other special studies and analyses as required.

Minimum Qualifications
An Associate's Degree in public health, data management, or related field
Two years of technical/administrative experience as described above
Preferred Qualifications
A master's degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or other related health field
Awareness of state law and statutes regarding data privacy, reporting requirements, and data security
Knowledge of and experience with programming, analysis, and report generation using SAS, R, Microsoft Excel, and Tableau
Ability and experience presenting results and findings clearly, effectively, and professionally through a variety of mediums (including orally, graphically, and written) and audiences (e.g., epidemiologists, researchers, local public health, prevention partners)
Experience analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative public health surveillance or research data
Additional Requirements
Must successfully pass a background check

Application Details
Why Work For Us
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers
If you have questions about the position, contact Bill Ziegler at William.k.ziegler@state.mn.us
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID# to William.k.ziegler@state.mn.us
If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator at health.hr.ada@state.mn.us
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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