Career Opportunities for Policy Analysts

MACPAC is a non-partisan legislative branch agency that provides policy and data analysis on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and makes policy recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states. We have openings for both principal and mid-level analysts with Medicaid expertise.

Qualified applicants for the principal analyst position must have experience serving in a senior leadership capacity. Because principal analysts are responsible for defining an analytic agenda in their areas of expertise, and directing as well as carrying out analyses to answer key policy questions, they must have strong knowledge of Medicaid and CHIP, sophisticated analytical skills, and superior written and oral communication skills. A graduate degree in health policy, health services research, public policy, public health, or a related field, and at least 10 years of health policy experience are desirable.

Mid-level analysts also must have strong public policy analysis skills and substantive knowledge of Medicaid and CHIP, in addition to the ability to identify important policy questions and marshal evidence from multiple sources. Mid-level analysts must be strong writers and confident public speakers, able to translate technical information for lay audiences. A graduate degree in health policy, health services research, public policy, public health, or a related field, and at least three years of health policy experience are desirable.

Please include a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples.

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Reasonable accommodation

MACPAC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Requirements for all positions

  • Individuals must be U.S. citizens;
  • Employees must undergo the completion of a satisfactory background investigation; and
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC § 3328.