Research Analyst 3 (Pcn 06-1662)

State Of Alaska Juneau , AK 99801

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description:

The recruitment period for this job posting has been extended.

What you will be doing:

The Research Analyst 3 position maintains, analyzes, and reports vital records and public health data to organizations including state and federal government agencies, private businesses, media outlets, academic institutions, Alaska Native Regional and Tribal Health corporations, as well as members of the public for planning, evaluation, educational, and research purposes. This involves developing queries and exports using the Alaska Electronic Vital Records System while ensuring data quality and privacy, using specialized statistical software such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS) to develop and debug data analysis programs, calculating statistics and interpreting technical public health information, developing reports, tables, figures, presentations and other research materials, and performing other research tasks independently or at the direction of the Research Unit supervisor.

Our organization, mission, and culture:

The Alaska Health Analytics and Vital Records Section (HAVRS) is responsible for the administration of everything from vital records on births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, divorces, adoptions, and induced terminations to the Health Facilities Data Reporting program and Alaska's cancer and medical marijuana registries. The mission of the Division of Public Health is to protect and promote the health of Alaskans.

As a member of our team, you will contribute every day to the improvement of the health of Alaskans and their families. The Division of Public Health exemplifies these values:

  • Accountability
  • We are committed to responsible use of human, financial and environmental resources.
  • Respect
  • We provide services without discrimination or judgment.
  • Human potential
  • We are committed to developing each Alaskan's potential as a healthy individual as well as fostering strong, healthy communities.
  • Integrity
  • We are honest and ethical in all we do.
  • Scientific Excellence
  • We are committed to adding to and contributing to the body of scientific knowledge and using the best available knowledge and data to set public health policy.

The benefits of joining our team:

In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, this position offers a unique chance to work with some of Alaska's brightest minds, develop your professional skills through training and educational opportunities, and utilize your unique talents to create meaningful contributions to the public's health. As part of Health Analytics and Vital Records (HAVRS), you will belong to a dedicated, diverse, and knowledgeable team of public servants whose work has real implications for protecting and promoting the health of Alaskans.

The working environment you can expect:

This position is located in Juneau near the Lemon Creek commercial area. In addition to scenic views of the surrounding mountains, our office offers amenities like ample parking and easy access to nearby trails and businesses such as Breeze In, Costco, Home Depot, and Alaskan Brewing Co. We have a fast paced and friendly work environment which values the contributions of each employee.

Who we are looking for:

  • Research: Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.

  • Technical Problem Solving: Troubleshoots, diagnoses, analyzes, and identifies system malfunctions to determine the source and cause of the problem.

  • Quality Assurance: Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools of quality assurance and quality control used to ensure a product fulfills functional requirements and standards.

  • Computer Skills:
    Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work.

  • Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in

  • Analysis and Assessment: Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.

  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

  • Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.

    Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions. Complies with established control systems and rules.

equivalent to those typically gained by:

Education and/or progressively responsible professional experience which included investigative research or statistical analysis.

Special Note:

"Competencies" means a combination of interrelated knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation.

"Typically gained by" means the prevalent, usual method of gaining the competencies expected for entry into the job.

"Training" and "education" in this guidance are synonyms for the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

"Progressively responsible" means indicating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility.

"Professional experience" means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.

Additional Required Information

At time of interview applicant must submit:

  • A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution name/URL is listed on the transcripts) to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications;

  • Three (3) professional references that we may contact by phone;

  • Most recent performance evaluation, if available.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions. Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience.

Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.

EDUCATION

To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview or if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university.

It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

WORK EXPERIENCE

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met.

Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position.

This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

MULTIPLE VACANCIES

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

APPLICATION NOTICE

You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/help/

NOTICE

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email,please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword.

EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at:

P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. Contact Information

WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to recruitment.services@alaska.gov.

For applicant password assistance please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name/Title: Richard Raines, Research Analyst IV

Phone: (907) 465-8604

Fax: (907) 465-3618

Email: richard.raines@alaska.gov



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