Non-Classified OpeningResearch Analyst, SeniorNon-Classified ClassificationOffice of Drug Policy
Open for Recruitment: September 12, 2018 - September 26, 2018
Announcement # NONCLS057585
Salary Range: $22.00 - $24.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!
SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.
Plans, conducts, coordinates, and communicates research and writing projects.
Develops research methodology, procedures and forms for data collection.
Writes instructions for completing survey forms and documentation to define reporting field.
Develops sampling and quality control techniques and selects sample.
Compiles and provides analysis of substance abuse surveillance data.
Oversees substance abuse prevention epidemiological data collection and analysis.
Recommends research policy and strategies relating to substance abuse prevention services in Idaho based on a national body of evidence.
Writes and/or designs and modifies computer applications, programs and/or databases to perform data analysis.
Analyzes information systems and recommends modifications.
Edits, modifies and compiles statistical data from manual count and computer programs.
Analyzes, updates, and reviews data to determine statistical accuracy of data files and reports.
Identifies erroneous or questionable data and contacts providers to verify and correct.
Interprets trends and results of studies.
Develops conclusions, makes recommendations, and drafts report of findings into written, narrative, graphic, and tabular form and makes oral presentations of findings.
Provides leadership and direction to the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW), Evidence Based Practices Workgroup, ODP, and other government agencies in compiling, analyzing, interpreting, reporting, and presenting data related to the prevention and use of alcohol and other drugs.
Assist in the coordination of the SEOW in its efforts to track SAMHSA's National Outcome Measures and develop SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework within the state.
Will develop epidemiological profiles in regards to specific drugs and assist ODP staff to work with local prevention providers/organizations and Regional Behavior Health Boards making county level data available to help local prevention providers/organizations plan future delivery of services.
Facilitates linkages and collaborative relationships between ODP and professional, industrial, academic, and governmental partners. Participates in state, regional and national workgroups, teleconferences, etc. related to alcohol and drug use and prevention.
Good knowledge of research methods.
Good knowledge of principles of statistics.
Good knowledge of sampling theory and probability theory.
Experience writing analytical (research) reports or materials.
Experience compiling and analyzing statistical data and drawing conclusions.
Experience using statistical software or spreadsheet software to perform statistical analysis.
Experience interpreting and communicating (orally and in writing) statistical material into information usable by a target audience.
Ability to organize and complete multiple unrelated tasks within established time frames.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Employee must be able to maintain composure and professionalism in all interactions.
Limited in-state travel will be required. Out-of-state travel will be required up to four times per year.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume and an example of an analytical (research) report you have written to:
Office of Drug Policy
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.
State Of Idaho