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HEALTH POLICY ANALYST ADVANCED

LOCATION: MDH, Prescription Drug Affordability Program
                     Bowie, MD                     

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

The Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB, Board) is seeking a Health Policy Analyst Advanced to serve as a Policy and Special Projects Manager for the PDAB. This position will support the development and implementation of policies to promote prescription drug affordability in Maryland. Responsibilities will include serving as a project lead for key projects, priorities, and programs, serving as the legislative and intergovernmental liaison, serving as the regulation coordinator, and facilitating stakeholder engagement. The position will report to the Board and the Executive Director and support the Prescription Drug Affordability Stakeholder Council (Council).

The Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board is a first-of-its kind, independent agency of Maryland government that was created to protect State residents, State and local governments, commercial health plans, health care providers, pharmacies licensed in the State, and other stakeholders within the health care system from the high costs of prescription drug products.

The position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Serving as expert consultant and technical advisor to the Executive Director, Board Chair, Board members, Council members and other private sector and public sector audiences on strategic health policy development, delivery, evaluation, financing issues, health policy, regulatory issues, legislative policy goals, special projects, and other topics as assigned around prescription drug affordability.
  • Independently working at an advanced level analyzing, researching, and evaluating drug affordability policies, and developing recommendations addressing prescription drug affordability to the Board and the Council. This includes initiating, planning, and designing research projects on novel drug payment policies, summarizing the results of health care research outlined for the Board authorizing legislation, conducting research on a variety of drug policy topics, presenting to the Board and different stakeholders, and writing reports with actionable recommendations as mandated in the authorizing legislation.
  • Serve as a team lead to initiate, plan, design, and execute projects and reports, and develop strategy and work plans to take a policy from concept to implementation. The position serves as legislative liaison to manage legislative priorities, intergovernmental liaison to coordinate policies and work across state agencies, and as regulations coordinator to coordinate publishing regulations with AELR and the Division of State Documents.
  • Presenting to the PDAB and other audiences on legislative policy goals, special projects, and other topics as assigned. Supporting other members of the team in developing and implementing a strategic communications plan for PDAB. Support other members of the team in coordinating and responding to press inquiries with staff from PDAB and other State Agencies.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills as the role requires managing multiple projects. An interest in health policy related to drug policy is important. The individual will be expected to develop broad expertise in policy areas impacting the work of PDAB (including drug pricing, drug safety and quality, and strategies for reducing drug costs for consumers).

We are seeking a candidate who actively seeks information and opportunities, proposes solutions to problems, and takes a leadership role in their own development and growth. The candidate will align their work with PDAB's mission, the Governor’s high standards for customer service and work product, and the ethical and political sensitivity that is appropriate for public service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching and developing health care services, policies and programs.

Notes:

  1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field for one year of the required experience.
  2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy or closely related field for two years of the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATION

Desired candidates should possess the following:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of health policy (including an understanding of the regulation of the health care system at the federal and state level).
  • An understanding of pharmaceutical drug payment policies and industry pricing practices.
  • Strong writing and public speaking capabilities are essential.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences including industry representatives, policymakers, and the public.
  • Understanding of state legislative processes (preferably Maryland’s).
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing financial data, claims data, or public health data, and the ability to interpret data analysis produced by others.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision in business start-up environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and Google Suite.

SALARY:  $54,822.00 - $89,738.00/year 

BENEFITS: State of Maryland Benefits.

For full consideration, submit a resume no later than June 14, 2022 on the following State of Maryland website:

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS:

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload,please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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