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The Regulatory Health Link Technology Officer is responsible for planning, developing and implementing data and information technology to support data governance programs, data warehouses,

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Coordinates the alignment of the information technology (IT) strategy and vision with agency business needs; develops and monitors short and long term goals and strategic plans; develops comprehensive organizational systems, programs and operational specifications; defines the data architecture and management structures and associated database and data warehouse design; develops the necessary data analytics models and business intelligence infrastructure. Directs the work of state employees and contractors involved in the design of databases, data integration, data analyses, and other IT components associated with the data governance program; interviews and selects applicants, provides training, assigns and reviews work, approves time and leave, evaluates employee performance; coordinates administrative similar activities with contract employees. Oversees the development of data exchange specifications to meet the changing data needs in consultation with the health and dental insurance industry entities; ensures the data exchange is bi-directional, for agency data collection and industry data transfer purposes. Defines, implements and maintains the data governance program across the health insurance industry entities to create and ensure uniform definition of data elements and interpretation of defined data; researches data driven business processes and re-engineers concepts and terminology; designs and develops complex data warehouse systems to collect, store and retrieve data. Determines the data analytics structure and capabilities in order to draw conclusions from the raw data received from the health insurance industry entities; directs the development and creation of ad-hoc analysis and reporting mechanisms for the agency, executive and legislative branches, and stakeholders. Monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational performance and effectiveness, compliance with state and federal law, regulations, and policies. Determines and directs operational changes required for improvement or compliance. Participates in the evaluation and selection of contractors and vendors following state procurement laws; develops and monitors the IT and data management program budget and expenditures. Prepares, reviews, and submits reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes and rulings, compliance issues and other items affecting the data governance program. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, government regulations, and agency rules regarding the health insurance industry. Knowledge of data architecture, data management and information technology resource management principles and practices. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, best practices, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Knowledge of health insurance law including its codes, procedures, precedents, and regulations and their relevancy to the protection of people and institutions. Knowledge of state budgetary and fiscal management practices, human resource management and procurement rules and regulations. Knowledge of agency program operations and services. Ability to analyze complex problems, identify operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of professionals, a diverse customer base and the public. Ability to direct, plan, implement and evaluate strategies, objectives, activities and policies of the data governance program and the effects of legislative, agency and industry changes. Ability to plan, direct and evaluate the work of employees and contractors. Ability to prepare and present information in a variety of formats for internal and external use. Ability to prepare, review, and submit reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, procurement of services and assets and other items affecting the program. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in data science, information science, computer science or a related field; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in information technology or administrative management, including five years in a managerial capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

Must possess two or more of the following data management certifications: Certified Data Management Professional, Database Administrator, Database Developer, Data Warehousing Decision Support System, or Data Governance.


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