Public Consulting Group

Data Scientist 1

Job Locations US
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/17/2023 5:31 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Health Services


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.—all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, and clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit


The Health Data Scientist will support PCG colleagues, state agencies, and healthcare stakeholders in collecting, analyzing and reporting data to support the healthcare system in addressing complex issues. The Health Data Scientist is the team steward of health policy focused data collection, visualizations and reports; and will provide consultative guidance and training to clients and peers in the effective use of health data to help guide state leaders in Medicaid Redesign. The successful candidate will leverage strong analytical skills, technical prowess and consulting acumen to make healthcare outcome and performance data more useful to policymakers, managed care organizations and healthcare providers.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supports states in their transition to population health management and payment reform using data analysis, coding and visualizations;
  • Researches, proposes, and develops code for clinical quality and performance metrics and reports to monitor patient outcomes and quality of care;
  • Identifies and creates systems that lead to efficiencies and improvements in state and stakeholder data collection, and reporting;
  • Drives and informs internal and client-facing discussions related to healthcare data systems and gathers requirements as they relate to reporting, visualizations and resultant data structures and collections;
  • Serves as a client facing point of contact for PCG system enhancements and development in the areas of visualizations, reports, and data collection design;
  • Responsible for the management of data dictionaries, data flow diagrams, etc. for PCG products and related systems supported by the team;
  • Develops, streamlines, and actively participates in user assurance testing procedures in areas of assigned focus and responsibility;
  • Supports and participates in the design and delivery of client and staff member training and coaching related to reporting tools and focused on specific key performance indicators in healthcare (e.g. readmissions, potentially preventable visits, follow-up to care, medication adherence);
  • Support aspects of the business cycle, including proposals and implementations;
  • Serves as 1:1 mentor (and potentially supervises) junior staff members


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required
  • Prior work experience (2-3 years) in statistical and database software including SQL data analytic programming, as well as using visualization tools and applications such as Tableau, PowerBI, AWS QuickSight
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of common data warehouse data structures and experience with solving analytical problems using statistical approaches
  • Preferred candidates will have experience working with Medicaid or commercial insurance claim, encounter and recipient eligibility data
  • Experience with a Managed Care Plan is a plus
  • Experience specific to HEDIS/QARR/NCQA measures development and calculation.




Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience.  As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $100,000-120,000 In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role.

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed