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State of Minnesota Rates and Research Analyst / Research Analysis Specialist Sr in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: Rates and Research Analyst

Job Class: Research Analysis Specialist Senior

Agency: Human Services Department

  • Job ID : 76738

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/15/2024

  • Closing Date : 06/04/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office

  • Division/Unit : DHS-Central Office / Fiscal Analysis and Results Management Division

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Not Applicable Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $30.55 - $45.02 / hourly; $63,788 - $94,001 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

a) This team is currently Teleworking; however, this may change in the future with notice

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

The Rates and Research Analyst performs complex rate calculations and evaluates the impact of rate changes on Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) programs. This work allows Aging and Disability Service Administration (ADSA) staff to meet their responsibilities as the managers of Medical Assistance (MA) long-term services and support programs and associated grants.

Specifically, this position is responsible for the computation of rate and budget values, as well as analyses and research studies of LTSS State Plan, Elderly Waiver, and Disability Waiver programs to:

  • evaluate and improve payment methodologies

  • determine rate changes impact on delivery and payment systems

  • evaluate how rate changes disparately effect diverse populations based upon program enrollment

  • measure and evaluate long-term care utilization and other outcomes

  • examine other ad hoc research questions raised by community and other DHS partners and support management decision-making

In addition, this position is responsible for completing "fiscal notes." This work involves using program data analyses to extrapolate and forecast changes in public program utilization and resulting changes in costs for Medical Assistance programs that would result from legislative changes proposed by the Governor or legislature.

Minimum Qualifications

3 years professional experience conducting complex data analysis, research, evaluation, fiscal analysis, rates and cost projections and forecasting, and/or budgeting analysis related to health care or public benefit programs or similar. Experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to understand and convey complex research and evaluation concepts and findings clearly and concisely to a wide range of audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to pull data, design studies, conduct analysis, and produce reports and summaries

  • Experience leading or coordinating projects across a wide range of internal and external partners

Bachelor’s Degree in related field may substitute for 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on Long-term services and supports programs, or other major public program

  • Experience working with Medicaid claims data within a relational database system

  • Experience with advanced data analysis programs, SQL, and/or data visualization programs beyond Excel

  • Previous experience working on rates, calculations, fiscal notes, or budget proposals

  • Knowledge of state budgeting rules, that inform how costs are allocated, how far out projections go, and other nuances of budget and fiscal analysis

  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and/or cultures

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.