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State of Montana Data Control Specialist (37361) in Helena, Montana

/Women (and/or) minorities may be under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. / The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) currently has a great opportunity within the Early Childhood and Family Support Division in Helena. At the Department of Public Health and Human Services, our mission is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans. The department has four overreaching goals: * All Montana children are healthy, safe and in permanent, loving homes. * All Montanans have the tools and support to be as self-sufficient as possible. * All Montanans are injury-free, healthy and have access to quality healthcare. * All Montanans can contribute to the above through community service./ / Job Overview:The Data Control Specialist manages the data collection and quality assurance activities for the Montana Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), a health survey of Montana’s mothers and babies ( This position is responsible for most of the day-to-day PRAMS operations. The position manages a variety of data collection, entry and tracking, reporting, and other quality assurance activities such as records and response tracking, data system management, and development and application of quality assurance protocols. Major Duties or Responsibilities Health Data System Administration * Develops public health data requirements in response to state needs and federal grant and cooperative agreement solicitations. * Researches, recommends, and implements new methods and techniques for data collection and reporting. * Coordinates the development and management of health surveillance and data collection systems to track, analyze and evaluate programs and services. * Maintains data quality control, data confidentiality, and security of data including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). * Generates reports in response to requests or requirements from state and federal agencies, as well as program partners. * Coordinates and monitors completion of program core work activity plans in performance management system. * Provides information for competitive and continuation grant and cooperative agreement applications to federal and other funding organizations. Program Support and Technical Assistance * Provides program support and technical assistance to program partners/contractors for the implementation and administration of federal grants * Coordinates and evaluates supporting data for grant applications, presentations, and other educational opportunities for contractors and partners. * Oversees the development of health education and outreach materials. * Assists in contract coordination, verifying contract deliverables and contract payments. Physical and Environmental Demands:Typical office work environment. In and out of state travel with overnight stays are required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors) Required for the_first day of work_ * Knowledge of practices of data management. * Knowledge of medical terminology, medical records, and data processing. * Knowledge of HIPAA and/or IRB regulations and confidentiality requirements. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Skill in researching and developing public health interventions. * Excellent organizational skills, including ability to multitask and prioritize work. * Ability to provide effective customer relations. * Ability to operate personal computer and general office equipment. * Ability to work with MS Excel and other spreadsheet programs. * Ability to operate personal computer, word processing software, and general office equipment. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience) * Bachelor’s degree in health or social science, medical records, or computer science. * Two years of job-related experience. * Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. /To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials online through the State of Montana Careers site:/ * Cover Letter * Resume-Please include dates of employment and your Supervisor’s name/phone number for each position /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: Information Technology/Computer Science* *Title: *Data Control Specialist (37361) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21142419