Biostatistician/statistical Analyst

Baltimore County
35 per week $68,508 - $74,858 Per year MD 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule XII, Grade 1M, Regular schedule: 35 hours per week.


A vacancy exists in the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.


Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.


All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time. 


List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.


Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.


Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education may result in your application not being considered.

Examples of Duties

The Biostatistician/Statistical Analystwill work closely with the existing Overdose Data to Action Epidemiologist and Statistical Analyst to perform data analysis to identify trends, prepare reports and inform response efforts across the Bureau of Behavioral Health.
 
Under general supervision, collects data, identifies trends, performs statistical analysis, and prepares reports to be used by departmental management for analysis of efficiency, activity, deployment of resources, program development, and other purposes. 

Examples of Essential Duties

  • Researches and collects data needed to monitor trends, patterns, and changes in overdoses, illicit drug supply and availability of harm reduction, treatment and recovery resources. 
  • Performs sophisticated analysis of data to aid in developing and implementing effective response strategies. 
  • Uses a variety of computer hardware and software to produce maps, text, tables, graphs, charts and other aids to be used in reports and presentations. 
  • Designs forms for the purpose of collecting data for special studies, and develops procedures within an automated environment to facilitate entry of data contained on hard copy forms into computer based systems. 
  • Works with geographic databases in a computer mapping environment to produce analytic maps needed to examine the spatial occurrence of phenomenon.

Examples of Other Duties
  • May evaluate, devise, and implement conversion of manual statistical procedures and methods to automated systems. 
  • May act as a lead analyst for special projects.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class.  Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a social or behavioral science
plus
at least four years' experience working in data analysis/management in a human services setting, which includes one year in a supervisory capacity.

(Related education beyond a bachelor's degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years for the required non-supervisory experience. Additional experience in providing human services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years for the required education. Experience in the supervision and management of a human services program may be substituted on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four years for the required education.)


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree.
  • Experience with substance use epidemiology.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education may result in your application not being considered.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. ().

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Biostatistician/Statistical Analyst (Human Services Program Manager)
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
These positions are essentially sedentary with some walking, standing, or other restricted physical activities.  Some positions may require traveling between work sites.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.

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