Data Analytics Specialist

(1 position located in Baton Rouge)

POSITION #: 9381

DEPARTMENT: Medicaid Services Contract – Data Analytics

• Leverage large amounts of complex, multi-source data to inform day to day management of the Louisiana Medicaid program.
• Produce analytical reports on measures and metrics set by departmental priorities.
• Prepare code and queries using the Medicaid Administrative Reporting System (MARS) data warehouse or other systems developed or used to track Medicaid data.
• Meet with program staff to develop business use questions and translate those questions into data queries and analysis to accurately address the questions.
• Translate complex quantitative and statistical analysis for non-technical staff members.
• Formulate analytic tasks in support of business objectives, including policy research and development, program design and implementation ongoing operations and outcome evaluation.
• Maintains data dictionary by entering and revising definitions.
• Maintain a working knowledge of statistical methods, relevant computer software and other technologies requires to perform responsibilities.
• Identify and correct systematic data errors (encounter, claims and provider registry data)
• Perform other tasks as directed.

• Bachelor's Degree plus 3 years of practical experience in data analytics/analysis, or 6 years of professional experience in statistics, sampling or data analytics in lieu of degree.
• Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
• Excellent analytical skills, effective organizational and time management skills.
• Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
• Great attention to detail and follow up.
• Ability to manage projects, assignments and competing priorities.
• Comfortable working in fast-paced environment.
• Works well both independently and as part of a team.
• Highly self-motivated.

• Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field which emphasized statistics, sampling or data analytics.
• Healthcare related experience.
• Professional experience in Medicaid program support.
• Professional experience working with insurance or Medicare.
• Experience in writing policy.
• Experience in reporting and statistical analysis.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume (including salary requirement) to Dara Horcasitas at with the job title in the email subject line.

CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by April 9, 2017.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant's having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.
The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.