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Mental Health Policy Analyst

March 04, 2013 - April 26, 2013
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$44,173-$55,716 + $3,026 Location Pay
Benefits:Full Benefits Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:New York City Department of Mental Hygiene
Description:Mental Health Policy Analyst Salary: Grade 16 Salary Range: $44,173-$55,716 Location Pay: $3,026 The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking one (1) qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Mental Health Policy Analyst in the Bureau of Mental Health. The Office of Policy and Planning at the Bureau of Mental Health is responsible for a variety of roles including but not limited to: 1) policy analysis and research which includes environmental scanning, identifying, evaluating, and reporting of emerging trends in health care delivery and financing and analyzing trends for their interactions with Bureau programs and implications for future policy development and planning; 2) policy counsel to Bureau leadership and its program offices, 3) policy coordination with various internal and external policy stakeholders, and 4) strategic planning for the Bureau and its various program offices. Work Location: 42-09 28th Street Queens, New York 11101 Salary: Commensurate with experience To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter by April 26, 1013, on our website at - click on Employment Opportunities. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered. The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. AA/EEO Employer.
Duties:Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Conduct policy and best practices research on emerging trends in healthcare delivery and financing, legislative and regulatory matters. • Perform policy analyses and basic data/ economic analyses. • Prepare policy positions, opinions, memorandums and brief reports as requested or deemed appropriate. • Track proposed federal, state and local legislation, regulations and other policy processes and produce summaries and draft comment letters. • Work with the Bureau’s program offices to provide guidance on researching best practices. • Support Program staff in policy formation around housing, employment and benefits for people with mental illness. • Assist in developing strategic direction and producing strategic plans to ensure that the Bureau’s work is consistent with its mission. • Collect, analyze and present data relevant to policy projects as needed. • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Minimum Requirements/ Preferred Skills: • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, social science, environmental science, social services, organizational research or program evaluation, program planning/evaluation, and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience; • Knowledge of and experience with the public mental health system especially in the areas of current trends in Medicaid redesign, Medicaid Managed Care housing, employment and rehabilitation; • Strong research and analytical skills; • Knowledgeable about policy development ; • Able to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment; • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills; • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Outlook, SAS/ SPSS.

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