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Salary: $4,619.00 - $6,074.00
Posted: 03/25/2014

Job Description:


The Department of State Hospitals is currently accepting applications for one permanent full-time Associate Information Systems Analyst located in the Technology Services Division, Office of Information and Logistics.


Under general supervision of the Data Management Office, Research Manager II, the Associate Information Systems Analyst (AISA) Specialist, acts a member of a project team supporting the Personal Duress Alarm System (PDAS) throughout the five (5) state hospitals.


For the purpose of analyzing and evaluating trends in employee safety, the AISA will develop and regularly produce a series of reports for management using data received from the individual hospital PDAS instances. The AISA’s primary responsibility will be the production of Enterprise Management Reports for use by all DSH hospitals, using data supplied from the hospitals’ PDAS instances. These reports will identify trends, comparing the experiences of the various hospitals, in order to address issues efficiently, as well as provide critical information related to the health of the overall PDAS system. The AISA’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with the hospitals to determine the types of data available within PDAS or other hospital systems; working with DSH management to determine the types of reports desired; working with System and Database Administrators to determine how the data will be captured and stored in a database; designing reports meeting the needs of identified managers and other users; and producing reports at intervals agreed to with the customers.

The development of these standard and adhoc data reports require the AISA to utilize Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, SharePoint and other tools from existing and new operational data stores. The AISA must be able to code and prepare static and dynamic reports to display on various DSH data dashboards, SharePoint sites, report portals. Work with Clinical Operations, Strategic Management and the hospitals to understand data needs and program data reports that meet ongoing project needs. Provide end user training on using the reports and drilling down on data elements for strategic decision making.

Performs business analysis for IT projects. Develops business cases in support of new projects and works with business and technical staff to gather and document functional and system specifications to identify potential process and technology changes or opportunities to enhance or better utilize existing functionality of complex technology systems. This includes mainframe, .net and pc based databases currently housed throughout the entire DSH system. Collaborate with extensive user base to ensure clarity of communication across all hospitals for supporting and enhancing data management. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing Feasibility Study Reports, Requests for Proposal, project management materials, systems requirements, design and test specifications and implementation plans. Support application system users and provide training on Data Warehouse and Data Dashboard use. Develop user manuals and support materials. Assist team in root cause analysis to implement or recommend implementation of solutions to customer reported problems. Recommend incident control/problem management process improvements based on analysis of current process and service delivery targets.


Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools, including, but not limited to, SharePoint, Dynamics, SSRS, Advance Excel, and PowerPivot. Knowledge of principles and practices in mental health. Experience working with large groups of stakeholders. Experience producing health care analytics including predictive analytics, data trends, reports and/or data dashboards. Experience setting up data dashboards and producing data reports. The individual should be a highly motivated, IT professional who possesses excellent analytical and problem resolution skills as well as proficient written and oral communications skills.


To be considered for this Job Opportunity, applications must have permanent civil service status, be reachable on an employment list, have transfer eligibility, or have reinstatement eligibility. All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application Form (STD 678), with an original signature. Please clearly indicate the position number and the basis of eligibility in line item 12 (explanation) of the STD 678. Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Surplus applications, please attach a copy of your surplus letter to the State Application. Applications will be screened based on a pre-defined selection criteria and only the most qualified will be interviewed.

PLEASE NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant shall be notified and may be removed from the eligibility list.

If you are applying for more than one recruitment, a separate application is required for each recruitment for which you would like to be considered.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 461 - 518 - 1470 - 002
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Data Management Office
1600 9th Street, Room 250
Sacramento, CA 95814
Michelle Lawson

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