The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)Program Specialist is responsible for research and statistical reporting for ongoingand special projects in regard to the Medicaid program originating from the Division ofAging and Adult Services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agencypolicy.
Collects and enters data from program participants, physicians, and other DHS personnel. Conducts surveys, and participates in the creation and analysis of continuous qualityimprovement initiatives. Reviews, enters, and codes eligible program participants into a database, developingindividualized cash expenditure plans and applying the correct coding to enter programparticipants into the Medicaid Management Information System. Prepares various monthly and quarterly surveys with program participants measuring theparticipant's understanding of responsibilities, identifying any weaknesses in participation,and submitting monthly reports documenting current findings. Accesses information held in databases to respond orally and in writing to inquiries from theGovernor's Office, program participants, DHS staff, and program applicants while adheringto all requirements of protected health information. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of state and federal human services program rules and regulations. Knowledge of methods and techniques of statistical research. Ability to compile and analyze research and statistical data. Ability to interpret and apply program objectives and translate research findings intocomprehensive reports and proposals. Ability to plan, organize, and execute research projects. Ability to prepare written reports and communicate orally.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in social work, mathematics, generalbusiness, public administration, or a related field; plus one year of experience in research,statistics, planning or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes requirereview and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PARTOF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS,UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
3 Years Experience compiling data, analyzing data, and preparing reports
Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to drive a car and travel to alternative work sites
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division of Aging and Adult Services
Special Work Condition
Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select statewide from this county list.
FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Child and Family Development
Counseling (any field)
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Human Development & Family Studies
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.