Vital Records Statistical Analyst (#1287)

State of Colorado Job Opportunities - Denver, CO3.5

Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado residents.
This announcement will close on May 6, 2019, or when an adequate pool (i.e., minimum of 30 qualified candidates or 50 applications total), whichever comes first. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado's people and the quality of its environment.

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Our tobacco-free campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near RTD bus lines, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Glendale City Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

Employee wellness programs and facilities
Extensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjects
Bike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racks
Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State system
Strong, yet flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Paid life insurance
Short- and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time off
Mentoring program with opportunities for mentors and mentees
Tuition assistance for college level courses including Masters degree programs
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, and
A variety of employee resource groups
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

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Description of Job
The Work Unit
This position is housed in the Center for Health and Environmental Data (CHED) which is comprised of six branches, including the Office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics (OSRVS). The office of the State Registrar of Vital Statistics is responsible for the stewardship and preservation of Colorado vital records.

This position is housed in the Records and Data Integrity Unit which exists to provide records management, fraud prevention and quality assurance activities. The unit is responsible for analyzing, evaluating, auditing, implementing and providing training on all processes which control the maintenance, security, and use of all vital records data via quality assurance and quality control methods. The unit applies legal requirements regarding confidentiality, and manages access and retention of official records and their life cycle. The unit investigates suspected fraud and victimized by fraud or identity theft involving birth or death certificates. The unit also contributes to the program's business continuity plan, disaster recovery plan, records retention plans, data destruction plans, etc.

The Position
This position is responsible for coordinating with data providers and colleagues in the Vital Records Birth and Death Units for the entry and validation of Colorado birth, death, fetal death, induced termination of pregnancy, and marriage data; responsible for analysis of data and its integrity to determine that it meets National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Vital Statistics Cooperative Program (VSCP) and Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) Vital Statistics requirements as well as other programmatic and contract requirements; generation of in-house data quality edit reports; generation and transmittal of data files and special reports to fulfill legal and contractual mandates and the requirements of inter-jurisdictional data sharing agreements.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public health, statistics, mathematics, or closely-related field.

This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. "See Resume" will not be accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated. A copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)

A combination of work experience in professional level statistical or qualitative analysis, which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.
A master's or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in public health, statistics, mathematics, or closely related field may substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis. A copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)

Preferred Qualifications and Essential Competencies:
The preferred experience, competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate:
Proficiency with SPSS, SAS or other Statistical Software;
Experience with Tableau or other data visualization platforms;
Demonstrated ability to document data processing and analysis steps;
Experience collecting, managing, cleaning, analyzing, and/or interpreting both quantitative and qualitative data;
Experience reporting data results both written and verbally and displaying data in visually appealing ways for a variety of audiences (i.e., reports, summaries, dashboards, presentations, etc.);
Critical thinking; ability and motivation to develop creative solutions to complex, interpersonal, process, and systemic challenges;
Initiative and self-management; the ability and drive to dive into work and accomplish tasks within established timeframes;
Self-efficacy, flexibility and adaptability to ambiguous projects and the ability to perform research or ask questions to identify appropriate course of actions;
Attention to detail and problem solving to ensure data and work are accurate and ability to recognize issues with data and find ways to fix any inaccuracies;
Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated proficiency working collaboratively with internal teams, technical and community partners, and diverse public stakeholders.

Conditions of Employment:
A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Human Resources office with an official disposition of any charges.
Crucial Status: Must be willing to be on-call in the event of an emergency (e.g. bio-terrorist attack, chemical attach, disease outbreak, or all hazards) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
Crucial Status: Must be willing to be on-call in the event the activation of the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.
Supplemental Information

A complete application packet must include:
A completed State of Colorado application;
Transcripts (if applicable);
Cover letter;
Supplemental questions.
The Selection Process

All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
APPEAL RIGHTS: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position or that as a result of no longer being considered, you were discriminated against, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. If an applicant seeks to have an allegation of discrimination reviewed by the Board, that person must file an appeal (petition for hearing) within 10 days of the action or receipt of any final written selection decision. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

E-Verify: CDPHE uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be appointed to this position. CDPHE does not sponsor non-residents of the United States.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Britt Hoerauf by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.