State of Massachusetts Legislative and Public Affairs Analyst in Quincy, Massachusetts

The mission of MassHealth is to improve the health outcomes of our diverse members, their families and their communities by providing access to integrated health care services that sustainably promote health, well-being, independence and quality of life.

The Legislative policy analyst will be responsible for tracking and monitoring legislation, working with program teams across MassHealth to understand priority issues and topics, and supporting in the development of statutorily required reports and meetings.

The Legislative Policy Analyst will report to the Director of External Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive) :

  • Track and monitor legislation as it relates to MassHealth priorities and topics of interest.

  • Work closely with program teams to understand key issues related to their day to day program management and potential impact of legislation.

  • Support the Director of External Affairs in the development of hearing testimony and to prepare for legislative meetings.

  • Provide briefings on cost trend and healthcare policy reports developed by CHIA, the Health Policy Commission and other agencies as needed.

  • Project Manage statutorily required legislative reports and responses provided by MassHealth to legislative offices.

  • Attend and report on legislative hearings, sessions and meetings as needed.

  • Coordinate responses to press inquiries.

  • Assist in preparation and attend legislative and stakeholder meetings.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 – 4 years of experience working with or for a state government body, preferably the MA General Assembly.

  • Healthcare policy experience.

  • Knowledge of the legislative process and the operations of MassHealth.

  • Fantastic interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage several priorities at once.

Special Requirements:

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state may be required.

Pre-Hire Process :

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration the major duties of which involved program management, program administration, program coordination, program planning and/or program analysis, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the-required experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for the required experience.*

III. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major other than in business administration, business management or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Administrative Services

Organization: *Exec Office Of Health and Human Services

Title: Legislative and Public Affairs Analyst

Location: Massachusetts-Quincy - 100 Hancock Street

Requisition ID: 170001PO