Data Control Specialist
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Data Control Specialist

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9239-12163


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Public Health and Human Services

Human Resources P.O. Box 4210

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-3136

Fax: (406)444-3136

TTY: (406)444-2590


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Public Health and Human Services

Public Health and Safety

Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support


Bargaining Unit:


State Application Required:

$17.95 - $22.44

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information:
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules.
Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
This position serves as the Data Quality Assurance Specialist in the Vital Statistics Analysis Unit of the Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support of the Department of Health and Human Services . We are looking for employees who will help us provide services to promote healthy people and healthy communities.

For this position we offer yearly benefits , which include:
  • A contribution of $8,796/yr towards health, life, dental, and optional vision insurance;
  • Choice between two defined retirement benefit plans and optional 457(b) deferred compensation;
  • 15 days paid vacation, 12 days sick leave, and 10 paid holidays.
This position will work in a standard office environment with most of the workday spent sitting at a computer with occasional lifting of objects of moderate weight and infrequent travel required.

Duties:This position is responsible for:
Administration of a health data system, including developing and implementing strategies for improving collection of data from a variety of sources including enhanced data linkage strategies, using statistical analyses and software to prepare reports and evaluations, and assessing, reporting and making recommendations for improvement of the completeness, timeliness and validity of data

User support and training, including developing and maintaining system documentation, data dictionaries and users' manuals and developing and delivering training on system functions

Program administration, including ensuring compliance with state, federal and grantor requirements for timeliness, records retention, security, transfer and disposal

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for the first day of work are:

Ability to manage large, complex data sets

Knowledge of programming complex computer functions

Knowledge and skill in descriptive statistical analysis

General knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality requirements for collection, storing and using health data

General knowledge of practice of maintaining medical records, medical coding and medical terminology

Knowledge of methods and procedures in maintaining the quality of data collected and in conducting quality assurance analyses

Education/Experience:Minimum qualifications required are:
Bachelor's degree in health sciences, medical records, computer science, electronic information management or a related field;

Education must include significant coursework in data management;

Two years of relevant experience;

Proficiency in use of either SAS or SPSS statistical software;

Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel and Access.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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