Data Specialist Analyst

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Logo Posting Number STA00441PO18 Classification Title Database Specialist Internal Title Data Specialist Analyst Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Social Work Department Institute for Families in Society Band 5 Advertised Minimum Salary $34,480 Advertised Salary Range $34,480-$36,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Work Schedule

Standard working schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Information Technology

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Institute for Families in Society (IFS) at USC was established in the early 1990s through the interdisciplinary efforts of a task force commissioned by the University of South Carolina. The Division of Integrated Health & Policy Research (IHPR) is an interdisciplinary, applied research team within the IFS that conducts research and policy analysis on health and family issues that affect South Carolina and the nation. The Division is one of 27 University-based Research Centers and Institutes in the nation partnering with State Medicaid Agencies and has been continuously funded by a variety of contracts and grants for over 20 years. While positions are posted as grant-funded, they are intended to be continuous for as long as contract and grant funding is sustained.

The Data Specialist Analyst position will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to acquire, analyze and transform large and complex data files, including healthcare claims and provider data. The Data Specialist Analyst will be a member of the Data Science team and Geographic Information Services (GIS) unit using the latest hardware, software, and analytic tools including SQL Server, Python, SAS, and R.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems or related field and 1 year related experience; or equivalency

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of public health concepts and methods. Prior work in a healthcare setting or with health data. Experience with health insurance claims (FFS and encounters claims) is preferred. Knowledge of SAS, Python, and SQL is a plus. Experience working with large datasets is desirable.


Demonstrated ability to successfully conduct data transfer, data analysis, data mining and data management using a variety of systems and data sources. Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-project environment. Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Proven ability to conceptualize and complete complex projects with thorough documentation and demonstration of applied logic.
Ability to problem-solve and complete projects within established timeframes.
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, project leader, and co-workers both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA rules and regulations.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 04/06/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems or related field; or equivalency?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 4/7/2018
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