Monday, April 27, 2015

Sacramento - Covered California - Associate Governmental Program Analyst (not a library job but requires related skills!)

Salary: $4,488.00 - $5,618.00
Posted: 04/24/2015
Final Filing Date: 05/15/2015

Job Description:
Under the direction of the SSM II, Policy, Evaluation & Research, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst will act as Covered California's Policy and Evaluation Analyst by analyzing key policy and operational issues and making recommendations to the Director of Program Policy for future policy action and evaluation opportunities. Duties may include access to information systems containing protected enrollee information, including federal tax information, protected health information, and personally identifying information.

We have one vacancy in the following Program Area :
Located in the Cal Expo area with free parking.

Acting as a department-wide resource for federal and state policies impacting health exchanges. Conducting research and providing expertise in development of Covered California policies. Partnering with external stakeholders, consumer advocates, and other state agencies to coordinate policy development. Conducting research and drafting options and recommendations for the Covered California Board on outstanding policy issues.
Independently researching and evaluating emerging health care policy and operational issues. Preparing policy papers and presentations for Covered California executive staff, including developing options and recommendations that will inform and guide decision-making. This includes problem exploration and definition, conferring with program staff as necessary to understand the programmatic impact of policy proposals, extracting information from various data sources to develop assumptions and the associated policy impacts, and preparing structured professional written reports of findings.
Support the Policy team in evaluating Covered California programs. Determine program elements to be evaluated, develop evaluation standards, gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative evidence, perform evaluation and summarize findings, and recommend applications of lessons learned to improve program performance. Develop logic models and program dashboards/scorecards to support ongoing program evaluation.
Managing, tracking, and developing work flow processes for a wide variety of ad hoc projects. Development of policy matrices or other tracking and measuring methods, utilizing communication, team work, and organizational skills.
Establishing work plans and timelines for the completion of work tasks, assignments, and projects. Editing policy and other internal documents and written materials (such as federal reports, audit reports, sales channel materials, and marketing materials) to ensure the accuracy and completeness of information presented. As assigned, provide consultation and advice to management on the development of Board approved strategic initiatives impacting the Exchange. Represent Covered California in meetings with a variety of stakeholders on policy matters. Maintain relationships with Exchange partners in the areas of mutual interest.
Review and summarize health policy literature for the Policy Director. Track and document Exchange Board policy actions. Update and maintain a comprehensive policy library. Develop policy tools as needed, including descriptions of policy issues.

Excellent attendance.
Excellent analytical and writing skills.
Demonstrates extreme tact and professionalism..
Ability to:
Meet short deadlines within conflicting duties and assignments.
Speak effectively and generate written documents in a clear and concise manner.
Manage multiple assignments with limited direct supervision.

Knowledge of health care policy development processes at the State and federal levels.
Ability to coordinate programs with local and federal agencies, private agencies and health care providers.
Experience working under demanding time pressure and under public scrutiny, while maintaining composure and a sense of humor.
Excellent research, analytical, communication and writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to perform critical thinking and make recommendations to management for informed decisions.

The incumbent may be required to work outside of normal business hours and is required to carry an iPhone.
The incumbent must travel to satellite offices and partner department sites throughout California.
Need to be able to lift 35 pounds or more, and have the flexibility to crawl under and behind computer/network equipment.
Work in a climate-controlled, open office environment, under artificial lighting, exposure to computer screens and other basic office equipment, open office environment, work in a high-pressure fast-paced environment, under time critical deadlines, work long hours, must be flexible to work days/nights, weekends and select holidays as needed, during peak periods, may be required to work overtime, appropriate dress for the office environment.

The physical characteristics described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a qualified disability to perform the essential functions of the job, on a case-by-case basis. Ability to attend work as scheduled and on a regular basis and be available to work outside the normal workday when required. Continuous: Upward and downward flexion of the neck. Frequent: sitting for long periods of time (up to 70%), repetitive use of hands, forearms, and fingers to operate computers, mouse, and dual computer monitors, printers, and copiers (up to 70%), long periods of time at desk using a keyboard, manual dexterity and sustained periods of mental activity are need, using headsets to talk with internal and external customers for extended periods (up to 60%), Frequent: walking, standing, bending and twisting of neck, bending and twisting of waist, squatting, simple grasping, reaching above and below shoulder level, and lifting and carrying of files, and binders.

Note: Some of the above requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

All applicants shall be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The investigation will consist of completion of a pre-employment questionnaire, fingerprinting, and an inquiry to the Department of Justice to disclose criminal records.

You must have eligibility in one of the following areas: List, lateral transfer, reinstatement, or surplus.
Schedule and take the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) examination. To do so, please view the AGPA exam bulletin here for full instructions.
Once you have taken and successfully passed the examination, you will be added to the eligibility list.
Now you are eligible to apply for a job vacancy for that classification.
All applicants must submit a signed Standard State Application (STD 678), including position number, to the address provided below. Applications will not be accepted by email.

All methods of appointment may be considered. Applications will be screened and only the most competitive candidates will be invited for an interview.

SROA/surplus/reemployment employees are encouraged to apply. Surplus candidates must attach a copy of their surplus letter.

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