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YES Project - Management Analyst, Senior

Management Analyst, Senior

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: March 20, 2017 - April 3, 2017
Announcement # 05207046466
Salary Range: $24.00 - $26.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Behavioral Health is recruiting for a Management Analyst, Senior to meet the changing business needs of the division, which includes a strong emphasis on the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project. 

This position will plan and conduct advanced analytical management, financial, operational, or administrative system studies to include organizational design and staffing, management information systems, budget requirements, and operational systems and procedures. Analysis will be used in a data-driven decision making process, as well as assist in forecasting the resources necessary to meet future needs. The responsibilities of this position will require the ability to employ highly complex methods of analysis and forecasting techniques that are paired with the ability to skillfully present complex information to a broad audience.

The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project is an ongoing collaborative effort to implement a new system of care for Idaho children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. Implementation will result in improved access to community-based mental health services for an estimated 9,000 Idaho children, creating a mental health system that is more effective and efficient in empowering the mental wellness of children, youth, and their families. For more information about YES project initiatives, visit

The Division of Behavioral Health will be filling several new positions related to the YES project. To see other current openings, click here.

This announcement will be used to fill the current vacancy in Boise only. If you have previously applied for Management Analyst, Senior and wish to be considered for the current vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.


  • In collaboration with division leadership, determines the study objectives, methods, scope, time frames, information parameters, resource requirements, and fact-finding methods for complex investigations into the operations (past, current, or future) of the division
  • Researches historical, current, and projected data, along with related laws and regulations in support of division initiatives
  • Consults with officials of state and federal agencies and private entities to coordinate development and design of research projects
  • Performs high-level analyses that may include (but are not limited to) multivariate regression, statistical analysis, and predictive modeling techniques
  • May forecast financial requirements and recommend expenditure levels (i.e. budgets)
  • Identifies needs for and develops and recommends policy, procedure, or system modifications
  • May develop and recommend alternative solutions for problem areas including cost and effect on related systems and operations
  • Prepares and presents reports of study findings, conclusions, and recommendations in meaningful formats that are approachable for the end-user (e.g. data visualization, single-page documents, etc.)
  • Serves as liaison between organizational units and department leadership on organization, procedure, operation, and budget matters; may serve as team or group leader in directing professional staff assigned to a project and/or supervise staff
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance on implementation of study recommendations; may monitor implementation for fidelity
  • May develop and conduct training for management and staff in implementation of new systems and procedures

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of management practices, organizational design, and methods of information collection
  • Experience in the planning and organizing of management studies including determining study methods and procedures
  • Experience in conducting fact-finding interviews
  • Experience in analyzing complex management, financial, and related data and systems and developing recommendations for improvement
  • Experience interpreting statistical and narrative information
  • Experience preparing oral and written reports of study findings and recommendations

Additional Qualifications: Are not required; however, having the minimum qualifications and the experience and/or education below will increase your score:

  1. Experience using software SAS, SSRS, SPSS, and/or R to perform data analysis. Typically gained through at least one year of related work experience where this was a primary job function.
  2. Experience using Microsoft Office products to create and modify complex spreadsheets, graphs, charts, documents, and presentations. Typically gained through at least one year of related work experience where this was a primary job function.
  3. Experience presenting study findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Typically gained through at least one year of related work experience where this was a primary job function.
  4. Experience working in a health care delivery system. Typically gained through at least one year of experience working in a behavioral health or health care related setting.


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 63 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift" and Boise under "Cities."


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.