Senior Data Analyst
at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

Job Description

About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Health practice offers in-depth programmatic knowledge and regulatory expertise to help state and municipal health agencies respond to regulatory change, improve access to health care, maximize program revenue, improve business processes, and achieve regulatory compliance. Using industry best practices, PCG’s Health team helps organizations deliver quality services with constrained resources to promote improved client outcomes. To learn more, visit


The Health Data Scientist will support Public Consulting Group (PCG) colleagues, state agencies, and healthcare stakeholders in collecting, analyzing and reporting data to support analytical aspects of project engagements. The Health Data Scientist is the team steward of designated data collections, visualizations and reports, and will provide consultative guidance and training to clients and peers in the effective use of health data to help guide state leaders in health system redesign. Health data sets will primarily include Medicaid claims data and other information to be used to assess performance across indicators of healthcare quality and population health outcomes. The successful candidate will leverage strong analytical skills, technical prowess and consulting acumen to make healthcare outcome and performance data more useful to policymakers, managed care organizations and healthcare providers.

This position is located in PCG’s Albany, NY office.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supports public entities in their transition to population health management and payment reform using data analysis, coding and visualizations;
  • Researches, proposes, and develops metrics and reports to monitor patient outcomes and quality of care;
  • Identifies and creates systems that lead to efficiencies and improvements in State and stakeholder data collection, and reporting;
  • Serves as the primary interface with State and vendor data teams operating claims and encounter systems;
  • Drives and informs internal and client-facing discussions related to healthcare data systems and gathers requirements as they relate to reporting, visualizations and resultant data structures and collections;
  • Serves as a client facing point of contact for PCG system enhancements and development;
  • Responsible for the management of data dictionaries, data flow diagrams, etc.;
  • Develops, streamlines, and actively participates in user assurance testing procedures;
  • Supports and participates in the design and delivery of client and staff member training and coaching related to reporting tools and focused on specific key performance indicators in healthcare (e.g. readmissions, potentially preventable visits, follow-up to care, medication adherence);
  • Contributes to the firm’s knowledge of the competitive environment, market opportunities, and industry trends and plays an active role in creating new markets and opportunities;
  • Serves as 1:1 mentor (and potentially supervises) junior staff members.


Required Experience/Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required;
  • Prior work experience (2-3 years) in using visualization tools and applications such as Tableau, as well as statistical and database software including SQL data analytic programming;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of common data warehouse structures and experience with solving analytical problems using statistical approaches;
  • Preferred candidates will have experience working with Medicaid claim, encounter and recipient eligibility data;
  • Experience with a Medicaid Managed Care Plan is a plus.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) provides management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 1,700 professionals in 55 offices around the U.S. and in Montreal, UK and Poland. The firm draws on more than two decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states and Canada to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies.

PCG is committed to a diverse workforce which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.

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