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State of Montana Operations Forecasting Specialist (05331) in Helena, Montana

/A training assignment may be considered for this position. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire./ The overall purpose of this position is to prepare expenditure forecasts, establishing a methodology and dynamic models to accurately forecast expenditures that will aid the department in monitoring, and managing its budget. Responsible for tracking all changes in the forecast models: manage DSS reports that provided the data for forecasting models, reimbursement rates, exceptions, policy, and enrollment. Coordinates and leads monthly projection meetings with Divisions each month. Prepare monthly enrollment data charts by various categories for publication on Department website each month. As needed respond to information requests related to expenditure or enrollment information from Federal agencies; non-profit organizations; research organizations and others so as to respond on a timely and accurate basis.* * Key Responsibilities Include: * Maintains consistency between claims reports such as the 901 report and the expenditure forecasting models. * Researches and conducts fiscal analysis of programs, relating to areas such as rate setting, revenue maximization and refinancing to ensure equitability and financial stability. * Assists departmental divisions prepares cost reconciliations and statistical reports, often times performing actuarial based analysis. * Leads discussions and analysis of special issues and problems related to areas such as cost allocation, federal and state grants and programs using knowledge of GAAP, cost principles, state statutes, and federal regulations. * Determines the effect of current policies, proposed policies, or program changes by preparing reports for top management. * Assists departmental divisions with advanced policy analysis to meet federal and state requirements and to ensure expenditures are not exceeding limits. * Develops and reports monthly program enrollment reports that correspond with the CHIMES eligibility system and reporting. Creates visual aids such as frequency distributions, time series charts, histograms, pie charts, PDFs and excel spreadsheets. * Uses the department's information systems to extract information for ad-hoc eligibility and expenditure reporting. * Ensures the department’s Medicaid expenditure and eligibility reporting needs are met on a timely basis and are accurate. * Ensures integrity and proper system function of Medicaid data system. Coordinates with systems development personnel to ensure necessary changes are identified, developed, and implemented * Standardizes and performs merging on multiple relational databases, allowing data from separate sources to be combined and modeled together. * Responsible for monitoring the 901 expenditures report and working with (ACS) vendor to make any changes necessary each month to keep the reports up to date and accurate. Physical and Environmental Demands: *Work is performed in a normal office environment with keyboarding responsibilities. *For a full copy of the job description, please contact Shannon Voss at 406-444-6920 or_Shannon.Voss@mt.gov_. Required for the First Day of Work: * Knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of applied mathematics and economics which includes statistics and economics. * Ability to apply predictive analysis and forecasting methods and principles to policy development and analyze how policy decisions effect other services. * Knowledge of budgeting, financial, and fiscal processes and procedures and keeps abreast of changes. * Knowledge of computer data management and data network systems. * Knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures for estimation of costs associated with a project. * Knowledge of the reimbursement methodologies for DPHHS programs. * Skill in appraising, examining, or scrutinizing processes, ideas, projects, or procedures. * Skill in coordinating and facilitating internal and external work groups. * Skill in applying mathematics, economics, and principles of accounting. Including the application of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and econometrics. * Skill in utilizing analytical techniques. * Skill in translation of data, data tables, and statistical information. * Skill in consulting or providing assistance to others. * Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to a problem. * Ability to analyze a project’s needs and requirements, develop a work plan, and complete the project. Preferred: * Familiarity with programs such as SAS, Tableau, and acutely proficient in Excel. * Experience working with Medicaid Healthcare claims. Minimum Required Education and Experience * Bachelor’s degree Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field. * Three years of job related work experience. * Other combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case by case basis. /Women (and/or) minorities may be under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply./ Why Helena, Montana? Helena is the beautiful capital city of Montana. Situated in the picturesque backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and with a population of just over 32,000, Helena offers small town living and diverse opportunities for anyone to feel at home. Whether you are interested in outdoor recreation, immersing yourself in arts and culture, or retracing history, Helena has something for you. The State of Montana offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: * 15 paid vacation days per year * 12 paid sick days per year * 10 paid holidays per year * Health Coverage * Retirement Plan To view State of Montana’s medical, dental, vision coverage, and other offerings, you can visit our Health Care and Benefits website at,https://benefits.mt.gov/ Initial review of applications will be 2 weeks from posting date. /Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position./ Job: Business/Analyst/Statistics* *Title: *Operations Forecasting Specialist (05331) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21143148

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