Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
December 29, 2017
80000.00 - 103632.00
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
If you are:
Excited about a research career that directly impacts policy and helps the welfare of the State of Washington's most vulnerable populations;
Someone who thrives in an intellectually demanding environment;
A progressive and innovative individual with strong quantitative and statistical skills;
Impeccably skilled at communicating with diverse audiences;
Able to build relationships across multiple diverse organizations:
Look no further; this is a great opportunity for your passion and talents. We are currently seeking to fill two jobs:
Research Manager – Maternal & Child Health
Research Manager – Children and Families
In this role, work with a nationally recognized multidisciplinary research team that provided timely and sophisticated research and analysis in a fast-paced environment. You will manage and oversee program evaluations, research projects and performance measurement, primarily in the area of health care services for pregnant women, infants, and children.
Some of what you'll be doing
Manage program evaluations related to behavioral health, child welfare and/or economic services, including data collection, analyses and reports
Work with program partners to develop research designs and performance measurement plans
Leading the change with a critical population that involves multiple state agencies; Department of Early Leaning, Children’s Administration, Health Care Authority, Department of Health, Department of Children Youth and Family
Conducts rigorous, sound scientific research studies that evaluate the service need, use and outcomes for DSHS clients
Support responses to requests for data and information from a variety of sources, including program administrators, the Legislature and the Governor's office
Advise on the development of measures and reports across the agency to assist agencies in monitoring, improving and reporting performance and impact of services
What we're looking for professionals who have:
SAS programming skills and recent (within the past two years) use of SAS for statistical analyses and merging data sets. Recent experience with R or STATA with the willingness to learn SAS may substitute;
Senior authorship of ten or more published reports or peer-reviewed articles detailing research and evaluation findings from using multivariate and/or quasi-experimental designs;
Experience in participating as a contributing team member with other researchers, analytic programmers, and others to produce high quality research, evaluation and policy reports.
Understanding of social and health services provided in Washington State is desired
Experience using individual-level social and health service agency records to generate risk and outcome data to inform policy, programming decisions, and funding allocations.
Training and understanding of federal and state confidentiality requirements and human rights protection rules for program evaluation research
Research professionals who have a PhD or equivalent in public policy, sociology, demography, statistics, psychology, epidemiology, or related field. A Master's degree with documented experience conducting quantitative, policy-relevant research may substitute for a Ph.D.
Five years of work experience using sophisticated quantitative research methods: design, sampling, and complex multivariate statistical analyses.
Five years of experience in conducting quantitative research regarding the impact of programs, interventions, policy changes, and/or predictive analytics relevant to health or social services.
About Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
As a Department we are tied together by a single mission: to transform lives. Each administration within DSHS has a refined focus on this mission. Individually we have the following missions:
Aging and Long-term Support Administration – to transform lives by promoting choice, independence and safety through innovative services.
Developmental Disabilities Administration - to transf...orming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want.
Children’s Administration – to transform lives by protecting children and promoting healthier families through strong practice and strong partnerships with the community and tribes.
Developmental Disabilities Administration – to transform lives by creating partnerships that empower people.
Economic Services Administration – to transform lives by empowering individuals and families to thrive.
Rehabilitation Administration –to transform lives by creating pathways for self-sufficiency through meaningful partnerships, employment, new opportunities and effective rehabilitation.
Financial Services Administration – to transform lives by promoting sound management of Department resources.
Services and Enterprise Support Administration – to transform lives by helping those who serve succeed.
DSHS is also tied together by the following set of values:
Honesty and Integrity – because leadership and service require a clear moral compass.
Pursuit of Excellence – because it is not enough to get the job done, we must always challenge ourselves to do it better.
Open Communication – because excellence requires teamwork and a strong team is seen, heard and feels free to contribute.
Diversity and Inclusion – because only by including all perspectives are we at our best and only through cultural competency can we optimally serve our clients.
Commitment to Service – because our challenges will always exceed our financial resources, our commitment to service must see us through.
People are healthy,
People are safe,
People are supported,
Taxpayer resources are guarded