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WI Department of Health Services

United States

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Health Demographer


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Madison, WI, United States 


Business Management, Health Information Management, Other

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Full time



Job Description:

This position directs planning, design, development, and implementation of the annual production of state and county population estimates for the State of Wisconsin. The estimates are used for federal and state revenue-sharing and for other state resource allocation and budgeting activities.

This position also:

•serves as the lead WI representative to the U.S. Census Bureau for producing annual population estimates and improving demographic statistical methodologies for producing such estimates;

•designs and conducts complex methodological approaches for calculating population estimates and projections as well as demographic analyses examining health and health-related issues;

•provides expert guidance and consultation to Department programs as well as research and program analysts about Wisconsin's population estimates, demographic methods, and sampling and forecasting design;

•serves as an administrator for the Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH) system, an online interactive query system that provides Wisconsin health-related data;

•participates in multi-agency demographic research and development and provides management, administration, and direction for the planning, design, and implementation of study protocols in the demography field;

•serves as principal investigator on health-related demography projects and lead author of scientific publications.

Job Requirements:

Minimally qualified candidates will have:

•Experience developing health and population estimates and projections.

•Experience with the theory and methods of population estimation and projection and the application of demography to health and health-related issues.

•Training and experience with statistical theory, methodology, research design, and/or analytic techniques.

•Experience with integrated statistical software packages, preferably the Statistical Analysis System (SAS).

•Extensive skills in effective oral and written communication techniques.

•Experience presenting complex technical materials and reports to a wide range of audiences.

•Experience in a leadership role planning, coordinating, implementing, and/or managing informatics projects.

•Strong and effective organizational and time management skills.


In addition, well-qualified candidates will also meet at least one of the following:

•Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations applicable to population estimates and projections.

•Experience with databases relating to health and population estimates and projections.

•Knowledge of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation methods, survey research design and methodology, and an understanding of the limitations of social research and statistical methods.

•Experience efficiently and effectively manipulating and analyzing large databases containing numerous and complex data elements (e.g., 100+ variables, 5,000+ rows).

•Considerable skill in establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with individuals and groups with diverse interests.