These two (2) grant-funded positions are located in the Health Department. OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Salary Grade: U2
Provides data science understanding and skills to facilitate the use of data and analytics within the Public Health Department. Applies specialized expertise in clinical and/or public health data and/or informatics concepts, methods, and tools to provide research, design, development, implementation, assessment, and ongoing management and maintenance of public health-related information management systems. This classification is in the unclassified service and exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.
(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)
Participates in the design of documentation tools and determining the appropriate clinical vocabulary for tailoring applications to specific work environments; Identifies new data sources, tests model enhancements, and fine-tunes model parameters to improve existing methodologies; Analyzes, recommends, tests, and evaluates new or modified informatics solutions and data structures that support the delivery, administration, and management of public health information; Utilizes statistical, mathematical or machine learning models to forecast results to solve specific business problems; Interprets business requirements and determines data analysis solutions to meet department needs; Participates in establishing short-term and long-term objectives and identifying the strategies and actions to achieve them; Documents how data has been collected, structured and how it has been presented; Compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits or verifies information and data for reporting purposes; Organizes, evaluates, and presents information to convey technical terms and information appropriately for the needs of the audience; Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations or standards; Communicates with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources; Translates or explains what information means to a variety of audiences and how the information can be used; Provides guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical systems or process-related topics; Ensures information system meets the functional needs of the organization, procedures for using the system are taught to and followed by staff, and changes to program operations are accounted for in system design; Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specific qualifications for this position will be determined by the Appointing Authority or designee at the time of recruitment. Typically, this requires at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in public health, health education, computer science, computer engineering, management information systems (MIS), epidemiology, biostatistics or bioinformatics or a closely related field as defined by the appointing authority at time of recruitment and two years of experience in data science collection and analysis. (Relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.
Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):
Knowledge of healthcare and public health standards, message formats, terminology, and transport mechanisms.
Experience with public health interoperability, including databases, data linking and data system integration, and knowledge of methods for linking performance measurement and program evaluation to public health surveillance.
Experience collaborating and supporting IT, and public health programs to develop system requirements to plan, advance, and maintain health information systems.
Experience compiling, categorizing and analyzing healthcare data for statistical analysis and reporting.
Practical knowledge of analytic query tools (such as SQL) and EMR (Electronic Medical Records) software, such as eClinicalWorks and Epic.
Experience in assessment, evaluation, and selection of tools that support the collection, sharing, standardization, and integration of healthcare data.
Selection Procedure: Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.
Licenses and Certificates: Valid AZdriver's license and access to a registered/insured vehicle for business travel is required (business mileage reimbursed) at time of appointment. The successful applicant will be subject to a 39-month DOT Motor Vehicle Record review. Other required licensure/certification/registration requirements may be identified by the Appointing Authority at the time of recruitment or after appointment. Failure to maintain required licensure shall be grounds for termination.
Special Notice Items: The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County. A physical and medical clearance may be required
Physical/Sensory Requirements: Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.
Internal Number: 7218
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