Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

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ECONOMIST-3(Job Id 47235)

at Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)

Posted: 6/25/2019
Job Reference #: 47235
Categories: Government
Keywords: government

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PHOENIX 66,000.00-72,000.00

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Teamwork



First Resume Review: 06/04/2019


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid Agency, is driven by the passion to deliver comprehensive and cost effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is nationally acclaimed as a model for other Medicaid programs and recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service. Visit our careers page to learn more about AHCCCS. Use your skills to benefit others; join the AHCCCS Team!


The Division of Business and Finance (DBF) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Health Care Economist-3, Grade 22, in the Budget Section. The position is responsible for forecasting and monitoring AHCCCS programmatic expenditures of over $12 billion annually.  It works under the direction of Budget Administrator.  Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Develop and manage caseload, utilization, rate, and capitation projections for multiple, complex programmatic areas.

* Create and maintain financial and budget models, analyses, and databases.

* Develop programmatic components of the AHCCCS Annual Budget Request to be submitted to the Executive and Legislature.

* Provide consultative and technical support to agency staff, the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

* Independently research difficult economic and statistical problems or projects.

* Monitor and communicate any potential budget issues and recommended solutions.


* Experience with econometrics and/or data science.  Adept in creating and maintaining complex datasets/pivots using Access databases, Excel, and similar.  Experience using data warehouse query languages and SQL.

* Knowledge of systems software programming practices, data conversion, economic principles, statistical analytical methods, and interpretation of complex statistical methodologies.

* Advanced research skills, including research project planning, economic trend analysis and forecasting using statistical software such as SAS, development of data analytic tool sets, primary and secondary data collection, complex statistical applications, data analysis, and interpretation.

* Skills in collection and synthesis of information from multiple data sources, quantitative analysis, and communication of methodologies and recommendations in graphical, written, and oral forms.

* Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.


* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics, mathematics, or a related field and 4 years of experience in economic research work; or a Master’s degree in economics, or a related field and 2 years of experience in economic work.


At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 417-4497. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. AHCCCS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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