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Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration
Working Title: 68059502 - GOVERNMENT ANALYST II
Position Number: 68059502 
Salary: $1,783.89 - $2,000.00 / Bi-Weekly 
Posting Closing Date: 11/23/2020 

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the quality of health care in Florida. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is the State of Florida agency responsible for oversight of the Medicaid program. The Medicaid program provides low-income families and individuals with access to health care. If you have a desire to use your talent and skills at an organization that provides critical services to millions of individuals and families across the state, AHCA invites you to apply to become an essential member of our team. As one of Florida’s leading state agencies, AHCA’s diverse workforce community of more than 1,400 employees is proud of its efforts to serve the people of Florida.
We are seeking to hire a Government Analyst II who desires to work to enhance the delivery of health care services through the Florida Medicaid Program. This position requires a candidate who is creative, flexible, innovative, and who will thrive in a fast-paced, team based work environment.
This position is located in the Bureau of Medicaid Policy. Medicaid Policy is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of Florida Medicaid program policies, including: all Medicaid federal authorities (e.g. the Florida State Plan, 1115 waivers and home and community based waivers), administrative rules, coverage policies, managed care plan contracts, bill analyses, drug utilization review boards, preferred drug lists, supplemental rebate contracts, and KidCare/Title 21. 
This position is responsible for developing policies that are applicable to the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (DSNP) contracts and ensuring alignment with the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) contracts, including submitting CSRs/file maintenance to ensure the system is aligned with policy. The incumbent is also responsible for creating the strategy for fulfilling a more coordinated and integrated duals policy/program with Medicare.
Main job responsibilities include:
  • Collecting, analyzing, condensing, and synthesizing information from peer reviewed research studies and other reliable sources of information to prepare research reports and summaries
  • Researching, interpreting, and applying state and federal laws that govern the Medicaid program
  • Analyzing and developing fiscal analyses on program and coverage revisions
  • Preparing bill analysis and legislative reports
  • Representing the Agency in local, state, and national workgroups/meetings.
  • Working on special projects as assigned
An ideal candidate will be able to:
1. Be creative, flexible, innovative, and research oriented;
2. Possess excellent research and writing skills to execute timely and accurately within a fast-paced environment;
3. Experience in designing and executing research to develop policy analyses, program evaluations, management reviews, budget analyses, or similar technical reviews;
4. Understanding of principles of governmental organization, budgeting, and accountability;
5. Ability to function and succeed both with and without extensive direction;
6. Move cost-saving and cost-effective health policy forward; and
7. Propose solutions to complex problems utilizing existing and acquired knowledge of the Florida Medicaid program, including pertinent Federal laws and regulations, state statutes and rules, and the Florida Medicaid State Plan.
AHCA offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                     
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance      
  • Retirement benefits      
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
This position requires travel.
For more information about the Bureau of Medicaid Policy, please visit our website at
Join us at the Agency for Health Care Administration in fulfilling our mission to provide “Better Health Care for all Floridians.”
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to the improvement of management practices.
  • Ability to coordinate a consultative program designed to ensure the resolution of managerial and operational problems.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to assess budgetary needs.
  • Ability to formulate health care policies in addition to operational guides and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to operational and management analysis activities.
  • Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials.
  • Ability to conduct fact finding research.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to travel with or without accommodations.
  • Two years of professional experience with program planning, research, and evaluation.
  • Two years of professional experience with systems and management analysis.
  • Two years of professional experience with research and demonstrated application of research skills.
  • Two years of professional experience implementing and managing complex projects.
  • Two years of professional experience serving as a lead or assistant on a major research project.
A bachelor's degree from a college or university is preferred and three years of professional experience in systems analysis, management analysis, program planning, program research, program evaluation, engineering or administrative work.
A master's degree from a college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
Professional or nonprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the preferred college education.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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