New Job Data Management Specialist In Wisconsin

Data Management Specialist
Data Management Specialist

Data Management Specialist

Company : State of Wisconsin
Salary : $32 - $36 an hour
Location : Wisconsin

Full Description


The Department of Health Services strives to protect and promote the health and safety of all people of Wisconsin through the efforts of a dedicated and diverse workforce. DHS works to ensure access to individuals, families, and communities to achieve positive health outcomes in the areas of abuse prevention, mental health, public health, family care, long-term care, and much more.

The Division of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting for a Research Analyst-Advanced, also known as the Data Management Specialist, within the Office of Health Informatics (OHI) in Madison, WI. This position will typically work Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

DHS is located at 1 West Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the State Capitol, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path. DHS is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin, with an annual budget of roughly $11.5 billion and more than 6,100 employees. DHS oversees Medicaid, the single largest program in the state budget along with other health and social service programs, and is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin.

Our diversity, equity and inclusion team strives to hire, develop and retain a talented workforce representative of the people of Wisconsin we serve. We are searching for people with diverse backgrounds to join our dynamic and team-oriented environment. We promote professional growth and create a healthy work/life balance and inclusive culture. As an employee of the state of Wisconsin, you'll also have access to an amazing benefits package, including paid time off, low-cost insurance options, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, which is considered among the best in the country! The State of Wisconsin is also a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

This position will be expected to work from the 1 W. Wilson St. office building a minimum of 2 days per week with the opportunity of 3 days remote work as well.

Position Summary

The Data Management Specialist is responsible for maintaining and expanding the social determinants of health dataset created by DPH staff. This includes working with different public health programs to prioritize additional social determinants of health indicators, researching appropriate data sources, working with external parties to obtain needed data, and preparing the dataset. This position is also responsible for improving data access by working across the Division to develop public use datasets for DPH data sources using different anonymization techniques.

This position has a lead role in overseeing the DPH Data Resource Center and developing and implementing the comprehensive overall data management plan and policies for OHI and DPH. This position has a lead role in defining and implementing data management principles, goals, policies and procedures in consultation with the Division's management across Bureaus, Offices and programs.

This position is responsible for collaborating with other Bureaus and Offices within DPH to facilitate data requests, develop data related plans, policies, practices, and standards that ultimately enhance the value of the data and improve public health program decisions and evaluations. The incumbent will consult with managers and leadership on complex data related issues. This position will also be responsible for implementing data access, availability, usage, and quality tasks from the Data Management Strategic Plan.

Salary Information

The starting salary is between $32.00-$36.00 per hour (approximately $66,560-$74,880 annually), depending on education and experience, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule and range is 08/03. A 12 month probationary period is required. Pay will be based on the compensation plan in effect at time of appointment.

Job Details

All applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. At this time, those who are unvaccinated are subject to weekly COVID-19 testing protocols.

For positions that do allow remote working flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.


Minimum qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience analyzing data and familiarity with SAS or any statistical software, such as R or Python.
  • Experience leading the implementation of data management activities (e.g. data quality assessment and improvement; metadata management; assuring data security and confidentiality; etc.).
  • Experience working with large groups of people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets.

In addition, well-qualified candidates will also have:

  • Experience developing and analyzing policies related to data management activities, such as providing access to data, data governance, data classification, etc.
  • Experience or training with health data.

For tips on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here. Please note, the letter of qualifications is limited to 2 pages.

How To Apply

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You will be required to attach your current resume and letter of qualifications in a Word or PDF compatible format. Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Current or former state employees must complete the online application process to apply. Pay for current or former employees is set based on the rules that apply to compensation for the applicable transaction.

Questions can be directed to Jacqueline Strook at [email protected]

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.

If viewing through an external site, please apply directly at Wisc.Jobs.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is Monday, December 13, 2021 at 11:59pm.