The Economic Statistical Analyst I performs professional duties in the development and maintenance of financial, demographic, and econometric models related to the Department’s programs, policies, and financing.
Builds financial and/or econometric models to assist the Department in evaluating current and future programs including potential programmatic and policy changes.
Creates presentations and/or visualizations that can effectively communicate the salient features of financial models and their impact on the Department and its stakeholders. Gives presentations to Executive leadership and external stakeholders.
Conducts primary and secondary research in developing models including regular communications and engagement with the Department’s actuary and research team(s), the management team, other state agencies (such as the Office of Regulatory Staff, Department of Insurance, Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Environmental Control), and stakeholders to understand programmatic and policy directions.
Remains knowledgeable of state and national demographic and national trends in Medicaid policy and broader health policy and economic trends and their potential impact on SC Medicaid program and policy decisions and health costs and spending.
Performs special projects, assignments and/or tasks. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Additional Requirements:
Must have a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field. All degrees must be from a college or higher education institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education & Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA) preferred with emphasis on health econometrics.
Superior skills using modeling, and visualization tools such as Excel, SAS, SPSS, Business Objects, Cognos, and Informatica.
Prefer a strong background and experience in statistics and analytics and interest in “big data”.
Must have exceptional financial and/or econometric modeling skills, with an interest and/or experience in demographics, and/or health econometrics; ability to condense complex issues in effective models that enable evaluation of salient features for decision-making; knowledge of principles and practices for budget planning, accounting, cost-benefit and investment analysis, and financial management; ability to communicate effectively both written and orally including the abilities to work senior leaders (inside and outside the organization) and to articulate models and potential impact effectively. Must be driven and self-motivated with ability to carry-out research and analysis with limited supervision.
Must possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team within a matrix and functional management organizational structure.
Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application for qualification purposes. All applicants must apply on line. All correspondence from the Office of Human Resources will be through electronic mail.
State of South Carolina - 17 months ago