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Staff Analyst - Policy and Strategic Initiatives Unit

Company: Partners In Diversity, Inc.
Location: Alhambra
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthSubstance Abuse Prevention and ControlStaff Analyst - Policy and Strategic Initiatives Unit - Job DescriptionPosition: ExemptMonthly Salary: $7,045Fully Paid Medical/Dental InsuranceContract through June 30,2023
The following provides a general description of duties and a more specific description of requirements for the Staff Analyst. Please note that the summary of responsibilities and required abilities identified below are not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.The Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) leads and facilitates the delivery of a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services proven to reduce the impact of substance use, abuse, and addiction in Los Angeles County. The Staff Analyst will support capacity building activities for implementing the expanded responsibilities under the Drug Medi-Cal Waiver and the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative and meet regulatory and contractual requirements.
The Policy and Strategic Initiatives (PSI) Unit is responsible for guiding the future direction of substance use disorder treatment and recovery services, fostering efforts that enable providers and staff to shift the organizational culture, and effectively respond to changing regulatory, legislative and community conditions with a focus towards implementing the Drug Medi-Cal Waiver and the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative.The PSI Unit has multiple projects that combine a portfolio of areas such as research, policy, and planning. The Staff Analyst, designated to the Policy and Strategic Initiatives (PSI) Unit will:--- Analyze, research and monitor changing conditions around new legislation, regulations, priorities; and prepare materials to ensure compliance and facilitate improved operation, organization, and delivery of care.--- Develop reports or white papers for use in program planning and development efforts, including reviewing and analyzing protocols and procedures from other jurisdictions, pending or enacted legislation, state and federal regulations, and grant funding opportunities.--- Collaborate with SAPC internal units, community stakeholders, network providers, other County departments, and health plan partners to research and implement efforts that facilitate the organization's transition to a specialty health plan to thrive under the new managed care service model.--- Perform special assignments and projects as requested, and,--- Act as team leader of other analysts to ensure that program goals and objectives are met.The duties of the Staff Analyst include, but are not limited to:--- Serve as a technical expert and consultant to management;--- Analyze and make recommendations to manager for the effective use of resources and personnel, the implementation and improvement of programs and operations, funding allocations, spending plans, and the refinement of management practices and policies;--- Perform special assignments and projects;--- Act as a team leader of other analysts; and--- Other duties as assigned; may be temporarily reassigned to COVID-19 assignments as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:--- A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of the department as referenced in WOS section 2.2.4 AND- two years of experience in the analysis of public or non-public programs including those in health (e.g., medicine, physiology), public health, public policy and/or social work/social welfare. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of DPH may be substituted for one year of the required experience;--- Experience researching and analyzing protocols, best practices, policy issues, pending legislation, regulations, potential funding sources, fiscal/accounting principles, and reports and makes recommendations to management regarding impact on services;--- Experience collecting, analyzing, and evaluating program data and making recommendations for program modifications, funding allocations, quality improvement or corrective action;--- Computer literate and skilled in the use of MS Windows-based programs, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);--- Excellent oral and written communication skills; and--- The desire to work in an environment that exposes them to learning about the public sector, substance use, and the spectrum of substance use treatment--- Strong health policy, research, and analytical skills--- Organizational and planning skills to effectively work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changes in priorities--- Excellent attention to detail, and--- The ability to work independently.
Desirable Qualifications:--- Experience leading the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluating of policies, goals and objectives for health-focused programs and/or fiscal systems;--- Experience with preparing reports for management and/or local, State, and/or federal agencies;--- Experience with developing standards for evaluation for quality assurance;--- Two years or more, formal education related to the job, beyond the minimum required education; and--- Two years or more, professional work experience related to the job, beyond the minimum required experience.
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Keywords: Partners In Diversity, Inc., Alhambra , Staff Analyst - Policy and Strategic Initiatives Unit, Professions , Alhambra, California

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