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State of Montana Behaviorial Health Analyst (31030) in Helena, Montana

The Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD) administers program and payment for publicly funded behavioral health services, which include adult mental health and adult and youth substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment programs. The Treatment Bureau contracts with behavioral health providers and agencies statewide to provide community-based and inpatient services, primarily through Medicaid. Services range from prevention and early intervention services to inpatient, residential, home- and community-based, and recovery support services. This position will be working closely with a team of professional staff, the bureau chief, administrator, and fiscal to inform policy direction, service delivery, and treatment outcomes for Montana’s behavioral health population. Below are more detailed job duties: • Analyzes surveillance data such as Medicaid claims, treatment data, health and treatment outcome indicators, risk and protective factors, and other behavioral health surveillance information. • Analyzes programmatic and service-related data available in the AMDD. • Performs statistical analysis of data to assess the impact of services, the efficacy of program interventions, and adherence to service requirements. • Performs quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze trend data, impact of proposed program changes, and assess the need for new or expanded programs. • Supports epidemiology program compliance with reporting and evaluations. • Performs complex statistical and epidemiologic analyses. • Maintains periodic reporting to various stakeholders. • Designs and generates technical and surveillance reports based on established requirements for a variety of audiences as well as on an ad hoc basis as needed. • Assesses the quality of data by monitoring data reporting completeness and timeliness and recommends changes or enhancements to improve the quality and efficiency of surveillance systems • Ensures integrity and proper system function of data collection system(s), documents problems and enhancement need; identifies interface, reporting and data transfer issues through consultation with programmer(s), software developer, and results testing • Designs, coordinates, and manages special surveillance and/or evaluation procedures where there is no other existing data available. • Conducts special projects related to data collection, analysis, and outcomes. • Meets with Medicaid program staff and management team. • Assists with evaluation of data analysis to meet AMDD grant requirements as needed. • May assist with on-site audits of behavioral health providers if data are to be collected or analyzed. Physical and Environmental Demands: This position works in a typical office environment with keyboarding responsibilities. Occasional travel may be required. • Knowledge of surveillance concepts and theories including epidemiology, statistics, and public health practice. • Knowledge of research design techniques, tools and methods to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. • Skill in programming in Statistical Analysis System (SAS) • Excellent written and oral communication skills including public speaking and ability to translate data and statistical information including reports into laymen’s terms for multiple audiences. • Skill in descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. • Skill in writing technical reports or grants. • Ability to present training to large and small audiences. • Ability to analyze large, complex data sets. • Ability to identify relationships and trends in data as well as factors that could affect the results of research. • Ability to identify issues and solve problems. • Skill in writing technical reports or grants. Minimum Qualifications: • Master’s degree in epidemiology, statistics, or a closely related degree. • Three years of job job-related experience in epidemiology, statistics, or research analysis. • Experience in behavioral health-related epidemiology, statistics, or research analysis preferred. • Advanced level experience in MS Excel required • Preferred experience or knowledge of computer data management and data network systems used by DPHHS and/or Medicaid systems. • Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. For a full copy of the job description, please contact Kaley Argee at To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials online through the State of Montana Careers site: • Cover Letter • Resume (Please type responses in a Word document and attach to application. HELPFUL HINT: When attaching a document, you much check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. Please do not attach more than requested. If you have more than 25 attachments in the system you will need to email these to: Failure to attach the required material will conclude in an incomplete application. You must also keep those relevant boxes checked once you submit your application; if you uncheck the box with an active application it will delete the attachment.) The State of Montana offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes: • 15 paid vacation days • 12 sick days • 10 paid holidays a year To view State of Montana’s medical, dental, vision coverage, and other offerings, you can visit our Health Care and Benefits website at, This is an open until filled position, first initial review of applications will be two weeks following the posting date. /To be considered for any DPHHS Agency position, applicants must complete and submit their application online, as well as upload any required application materials. Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position./ Job: Community/Social Services* *Title: *Behaviorial Health Analyst (31030) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21141441