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Advisory Services Analyst- State Health

Job ID 2177

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here:

About the opportunity:

We currently have openings for advisory services analysts with interest in health care policies and data analytics at the state level to support current and emerging programs. Advisory services analysts will likely be connected to 1-3 projects at a time, with many projects requiring work with multidisciplinary teams and direct client contact. Projects may span across several policy and programmatic areas: implementing Medicare alternative payment models, operating peer-to-peer learning systems for Medicare value-based care organizations, developing and maintaining clinical quality measures, supporting states with implementing all-payer claims databases, alternative payment models, or tools to support analytics, or evaluating the effectiveness of state health programs.

Across all projects, advisory services analysts are expected to:

  • Lead or participate actively and thoughtfully in project teams to implement, monitor, or evaluate policy and programs
  • Apply rigorous analytic thinking to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative or quantitative data
  • Develop expertise in Medicaid data, policy, and programmatic areas
  • Provide technical assistance to state and federal health agencies or healthcare providers by designing webinars or responding to questions from stakeholders.
  • Draft client memos, technical documentation, proposals and other contractual deliverables, such as chapters for reports, case studies, and/or data dictionaries.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in public health, data analytics, public policy, economics, statistics, behavioral or social sciences, or a related field; or a Bachelors degree and equivalent experience
  • Experience conducting qualitative or quantitative analysis work in a health setting, with experience in state or federal agency, a foundation, or health care system is preferred
  • Strong foundation in qualitative or quantitative analysis and a broad understanding of Medicare or Medicaid program and policy issues.
  • Familiarity with Medicare or Medicaid enrollment, claims, financial, or program data is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to write clear and concise policy and/or technical memos and documents for diverse stakeholder audiences including program administrators and policymakers
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; flexibility to manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadlines
  • Some travel may be required- 10%

Please submit a cover letter and your resume along with a work product that demonstrates analytic skills and reflects independent analysis and writing, such as a capstone project or analytic report (nothing company confidential, please). You will be asked to attach these materials during the online application process. Please click the "Apply Now" icon after the position description to attach your documents.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $70,000 - $95,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on individual and company performance.

Staff in our Health unit will eventually work with our largest client, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). Most staff working on CMS contracts will be required to complete a successful background investigation including the Questionnaire for Public Trust Position SF-85. Staff that are unable to successfully undergo the background investigation will need to be able to obtain work outside CMS. Staff will work with their supervisor to get re-staffed, however if they are unable to do so it may result in employment termination due to lack of work.



Available locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Cambridge, MA; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Remote

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

At Mathematica, we understand the importance of building relationships with colleagues. If you’re not located near one of our offices but would like opportunities to meet up with co-workers, we offer coworking spaces where available. Ask your Talent Acquisition partner for more information about this opportunity and whether it’s an option in your area.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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