Healthcare Data Scientist II Job at Public Employees Retirement System, Sacramento County, CA

  • Public Employees Retirement System
  • Sacramento County, CA

Job Description

Job Description and Duties

Anticipated Interview Dates: Virtual interviews are anticipated to begin the week of August 5, 2024.

Telework Information: This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule, with up to two days of remote work and three days or more onsite, per week.

Looking for an opportunity to truly transform health care? CalPERS' Health Policy & Data Division is seeking a Healthcare Data Scientist to leverage our vast health care claims data to generate insights about drivers, correlations, historical trends, and predictions relating to health care cost, utilization, and quality. This is a chance to help guide strategic decisions and foster innovation at the largest purchaser of employee health benefits in California and the second largest purchaser in the nation after the federal government. CalPERS spends over $10.6 billion annually on health benefits for approximately 1.5 million active and retired state, local government and school employees and their family members.

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Special Requirements

Statement of Qualifications

Please provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager’s review. Applications received without an SOQ or those that do not respond to the specific questions below will not be considered.

The SOQ must be typed, titled “Statement of Qualifications”, and each response must be numbered and list all relevant experience, education, and training, including places of employment, dates, and duties performed. The SOQ must not exceed two pages in length and must not have font smaller than 11 point.

  1. Describe how your background, experience, education and/or training makes you a competitive candidate for this position. Provide specific examples of your roles and responsibilities which relate to the minimum qualifications and duties of this position.

Minimum Qualifications

All experience and education relating to the Minimum Qualifications (MQs) listed on the Classification Specification should be included in your application package to clearly demonstrate how you meet the MQs for this position. If you are using education to meet MQs, please include your transcripts with your application package. If you have a degree from outside of the United States, you must submit an evaluation of this degree to determine the US equivalency. If you need an evaluation, you can visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website to find organizations that provide these services. The Classification Specification is located on this Job Posting under "Minimum Requirements."

Please Note: You may need to pass an examination to establish list eligibility prior to a final offer of employment. To find and take an exam, visit CalHR’s CalCareers website .

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Knowledge of the healthcare industry
  • Ability to design, perform, and interpret complex empirical studies to generate insights about drivers, correlations, historical trends, and predictions relating to health care cost, utilization, and quality
  • Ability to use programming languages for analytics such as SQL, SAS, Python, or R.
  • Experience analyzing health care claims data
  • Experience utilizing data visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableu to design and produce graphical reports or dashboards a plus


CalPERS team members are eligible for a number of benefits. Health benefits and leave programs are available for most team members. Benefit eligibility may depend on length of service and collective bargaining agreements.

Some added benefits CalPERS offers include:
  • Alternate Work Schedules
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Onsite childcare facility
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Onsite café and nearby restaurants
  • Free onsite parking available Mondays and Fridays, subject to change
  • Free offsite parking available with shuttle service Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
For more details about employee benefits, visit the California Department of Human Resources website.

Additional Information

Live Scan
Candidates not currently employed at CalPERS are required to submit to a criminal history review process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting.

CalPERS Disclosure Requirements
If employed, you may be subject to rules imposed by Personal Trading Regulations and Conflict of Interest Code that apply to CalPERS team members, which require disclosure of certain investment information and use of a designated trading platform for securities transactions, as well as filing a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700)

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without the need for a visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Please do not include any confidential information on any documents in your application package. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents include, but is not limited to, your social security number, date of birth, marital status, personal photos, a copy of your driver’s license, equal employment opportunity data, examination scores, and LEAP status.

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications - In addition to completing your online job application, you must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager’s review. Please see the Special Requirements section for instructions and questions for the SOQ. Applications received without an SOQ will not be considered.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Local area, Flexible hours, Monday to Friday,

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