RESEARCH ANALYST III, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 04, 2018
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
TRPH8973-4

VACANCY INFORMATION

Children's Medical Services
9320 Telstar Ave Suite 226
El Monte, CA 91730

This position is eligible for a 9/80 work schedule. Onsite employee-paid Montessori childcare center available. County Wellness Program activities offered onsite. Free employee parking is provided. Public transit/transportation services are also convenient.

Essential Job Functions
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop study designs and conduct studies, evaluations and assessments consistent with the CMS research agenda and other organizational goals/objectives.
  • Applies various mathematical and statistical analysis techniques, and interprets data from research and other activities, to:
    • Yield results/findings that will improve understanding of CMS services and practices;
    • Assess behavioral, social or human impact on special needs pediatric health care delivery; and
    • Offer options/alternatives for program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Supports Zika-related and birth defects surveillance, monitoring, registry, referral, intervention, evaluation and performance measurement activities.
  • Develops methodology that guides and enables implementation of social, behavioral, care coordination/case management, and service utilization research activities at CMS.
  • Works with staff and other stakeholders from CMS, DPH, LA County and other agencies to develop and execute annual, long-term and strategic CMS research goals.
  • Designs and assists in the development of data collection strategies, tools and practices; database and data management systems, structures and platforms; and data analysis protocols and procedures.
  • Administers and supervises business, administrative and human resource responsibilities necessary to further the CMS research agenda and plan.
  • Disseminates and reports CMS research results and findings in various media and formats to key stakeholders.
  • Consults with CMS staff, sections and/or other organizational partners/stakeholders on active and proposed behavioral, social and/or health service research initiatives and activities.

Requirements
Must be a permanent County of Los Angeles employee who currently holds the payroll title of Research Analyst III.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Significant experience planning, developing, and maintaining research, data and related systems databases and systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong data, mathematical and statistical measurement, collection, and analysis experience.
  • Strong planning, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Capacity to plan, manage and implement multiple priority projects, studies and research activities with attention to detail.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work proactively and with minimal supervision.
  • Affinity for collaborative, team-oriented work.
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical software (e.g., SAS).
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).Significant experience planning, developing, and maintaining research, data and related systems databases and systems.

All interested employees who currently hold the payroll title of Research Analyst III are invited to submit a cover letter, their resume, copies of their last two (2) performance evaluations, copies of their attendance record for the last 24 months, and any additional information the candidate wishes taken into consideration. All submitted materials will be evaluated.

Interested candidates should submit documents via US mail/email to:

Wendy Zapata
Children's Medical Services
9320 Telstar Ave Suite 226
El Monte, CA 91730
(626) 569-6475
Email: wzapata@ph.lacounty.gov


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