Position InformationPosition Title Research Associate II - Health
Working Title Location Olympia EEO Statement
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Union Represented No Overtime Eligible No Monthly FTE 1.0 Salary Step (minimum monthly amount) $7,366.00 Salary Step (maximum monthly amount) $9,575.00 Cyclic Position No Cyclic Details n/a Project Position No End Date n/a Special Note
This position is full-time, overtime-exempt, an “at-will” appointment, and exempt from Washington State Civil Service rules and the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements. These exempt positions serve at the discretion of the WSIPP Director.
Research Associate IIs conduct research on public policy topics. The work primarily involves research design, data analysis, meta-analysis, report writing, and presentations. In addition, Research Associate IIs may assist in or lead the design and implementation of empirical outcome evaluations. The position involves frequent collaboration with other WSIPP researchers and consultation with legislative members, legislative staff, state agency staff, external researchers, and other stakeholders.
This position conducts quantitative research on health topics but may also work on projects related to other public policy areas as needed. This position operates under the general direction of WSIPP leadership and various project leads. The ideal candidate will have a background in health and a broad interest in evidence-based public policy; be a self-starter; be comfortable with ambiguity; possess strong quantitative, data analytical, communication, project management, and interpersonal skills; and be eager to learn.
Washington State Institute for Public Policy Profile The Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) is a nonpartisan public research group located in Olympia, the hub of the Washington State government. WSIPP is a team of multidisciplinary researchers who conduct applied policy research for the state legislature in a creative and collaborative environment.
WSIPP is strongly committed to the core values of nonpartisanship, quality, and impartiality. Created in 1983, WSIPP has become nationally and internationally recognized for the design, depth, and quality of its research reports and benefit-cost analyses.
Nature and Scope
WSIPP conducts research at the direction of the Washington State Legislature or WSIPP's Board of Directors. Research areas include public health, criminal justice, early learning, K-12 education, higher education, child welfare, behavioral health, and health care.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and participating in various health-related research assignments, including outcome evaluations, literature reviews, and quantitative analyses of state administrative data. This position is expected to be flexible and adaptable in supporting more than one of WSIPP's current assignments and will likely need to pivot as new assignments are received.
Work Environment The Research Associate II works in an office environment with occasional group meetings. Occasional travel to meet with stakeholders may be required. Flex scheduling is allowed, and a partial telecommuting schedule may be approved by the Director.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
At least two years of experience conducting research on public health, health care, or health policy topics.
Conditions of Employment
A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; optional deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For more information about Evergreen's excellent employee benefits, please view https:// www. evergreen.edu/payroll/benefits.htm
Posting Detail InformationPosting Number S2023-091
Number of Vacancies 1 Open Date 08/22/2023 Close Date 09/19/2023 Special Instructions to ApplicantsSupplemental Questions
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