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OPS RESEARCH & STATISTICS CONSULTANT

Company: State of Florida
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

Requisition No: 823689

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS RESEARCH & STATISTICS CONSULTANT - 64858259

Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 64858259

Salary: $24.00/ hourly

Posting Closing Date: 07/02/2024

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JOB Title: OPS RESEARCH AND STATISTICS CONSULTANT - 64858259

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is seeking a creative, organized, flexible, and motivated individual to become an essential member of our Public Health Reporting team as an OPS Research and Statistics Consultant. This OPS position is in the Data Management and Analysis Unit within the Bureau of Community Health Assessment.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Compile and analyze research and statistical data and prepare written analytical reports, including the Florida vital statistics and other demographic studies, for the purpose of aiding in monitoring trends in public health.
  • Investigate how to enhance data displays on FLHealthCHARTS.gov by including multiple ways to view the data, including visualizations, infographics, data tables, and text to make vital statistics data more user-friendly and comprehensible for the users.
  • Assist in planning activities for research and statistical analysis.
  • Coordinate the compilation of statistics and prepare management reports covering such factors as population characteristics, population movement, and recidivism.
  • Revise the data dictionaries to produce an updated and more user-friendly document.
  • Provide additional support for creating additional race/ethnicity breakouts for the vital statistics data and other data products.
  • Review the county profiles on CHARTS for options to expand and improve them, providing easy-to-understand data on health disparities and vital statistics for health officials and the public.
  • Assist in maintaining FLHealthCHARTS.gov and complete vital statistics data checking to ensure the most up-to-date data is displayed. Investigate patterns found in the vital statistics data.
  • Participate in meetings and work with FLHealthCHARTS Unit staff, Vital Statistics staff, and subject matter experts including county health department staff, to review, update, and prepare new vital statistics measures.
  • Perform related work as required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of applied research and/or evaluation methods
    • Knowledge of public health, public administration, health care administration, or social services administration
    • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Strong organizational skills to lead and communicate plan goals and objectives
    • Strong quantitative research and analytical skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to utilize technology to solve complex problems
    • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely
    • Ability to communicate expectations, assignments, and responsibilities clearly and professionally
    • Ability to write grammatically correct and accurate reports that communicate concise results
    • Ability to review and analyze data for correctness and completeness
    • Ability to develop data reports that communicate effectively to internal and external clients
    • Ability to produce high-quality work under strict deadlines
    • Ability to provide effective presentations and information to a broad range of audiences, internal and external to the Department
    • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team member
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others Qualifications:

      Minimum:
      • Public health experience
      • Data management experience using Microsoft SQL, SAS, or other programming software
      • Experience working as part of a team
      • Advanced skills in Microsoft (MS) Excel or similar program Preferred:
        • A bachelor's or master's degree from a college or university with a major course of study in statistics, mathematics, public health, or related field
        • Professional or nonprofessional statistical experience
        • Advanced data management and analysis experience using Microsoft SQL Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

          Mission:

          To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

          Vision:

          To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

          Values:

          I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

          C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

          A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

          R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

          E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

          Where You Will Work:

          Tallahassee, Florida

          The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

          Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:
          • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
          • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements. Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
          • Workers' Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
          • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
            • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
            • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
            • And more!

              For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

              Please be advised:

              Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

              This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.

              Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov

              If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

              The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

              Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

              The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

              Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

              The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

              Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

              The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

              Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

              The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Keywords: State of Florida, Tallahassee , OPS RESEARCH & STATISTICS CONSULTANT, Professions , Tallahassee, Florida

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