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Public Administration Analyst (Part-Time, Temporary)

Massachusetts Office of Inspector General Published: November 4, 2017
Boston, MA
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Public Administration Analyst (Part-Time, Temporary)
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The Office of the Inspector General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Office) is the oldest state-level inspector general’s office in the nation.  The Office has a broad mandate to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public funds.

The Bureau of Program Integrity (BPI), a division of the Office, is responsible for monitoring the quality, efficiency and integrity of public benefits programs administered by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS).  BPI is a small team of skilled professionals and is independent of EOHHS.

The Office seeks an experienced public administration professional to be a Public Administration Analyst for BPI.  The Public Administration Analyst is a part-time, contract position of approximately 10-15 hours per week through June 2018, subject to budget considerations. The Public Administration Analyst will advise BPI on an as-needed basis regarding specific projects. The Public Administration Analyst will assist with studies and reviews of state agencies that administer human services programs; analyze the business processes and policies of such agencies; use data to inform analyses and recommendations; and assist with reviews of fraud, waste and abuse as needed.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of EOHHS agencies and programs.
  • Collaborate with a small team of BPI staff.
  • Identify business risks and vulnerabilities and make recommendations for business process improvements.
  • Evaluate and interpret data.
  • Review and analyze internal controls, policies, procedures and best practices for administering benefits programs.
  • Write research summaries, public reports and other documents.
  • Provide findings and recommendations with supporting narrative and data analysis.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and/or substantial experience in one or more of the following areas:  law; public administration; or a business-related field such as business analytics, economics or compliance.
  • Extensive knowledge of the public sector and public agencies.
  • At least eight years of experience working at a state agency.
  • Experience with risk identification and management in the public sector.
  • Experience identifying and analyzing data for projects and investigations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a project team and collaborate on a work product.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate research and analysis in written work products.
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct work experience in a public human services agency.
  • Advanced data analytics skills.


Submit cover letter and resume by November 14, 2017, to:

Mary Beth Farrelly, Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Inspector General
One Ashburton Place, Room 1311
Boston, MA 02108


Published On: November 4, 2017 |
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