The Associate Director of Data Analytics is responsible for supporting the Managing Director with all aspects of the medical and classification analytics and research function at the WCIRB.
The Associate Director reports to the Managing Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the Managing Director to lead the WCIRB data analytics team and medical and classification research projects, including setting project task schedules and timelines, supervising team members, reporting progress of projects, and guiding projects to completion in an accurate and timely manner.
Independently lead several medical and classification analytics projects, such as quarterly and annual medical benchmarking reports, medical severity trends and low credibility class studies.
Applying data analytics in support of WCIRB trend and loss development analyses reflected in pure premium ratemaking.
Monitoring the medical cost impact of enacted legislative or regulative changes.
Evaluating the cost impact of future legislative, regulatory and judicial changes (e.g., fee schedule changes).
Preparing and presenting research studies before the Medical Analytics Working Group, Underwriting Working Group, Actuarial Committee and the C & R Committee, and interfacing with Working Groups and Committees on medical data, classification and research issues.
Supporting research report writing and research webinars on medical and classification studies.
Partnering with the Actuarial Services team in the development of the classification relativities that underlie expected loss rates and advisory pure premium rates.
Partnering with the Classification Administration and Education team to systematically review the statistical viability of all classifications and identify and prioritize classification research opportunities.
Working with various groups, including IT Group, Customer Experience, the Medical Analytics Working Group, the Underwriting Working Group, and the C & R Committee, to lead the enhancement insurer benchmarking tools and informational summaries.
Providing oversight to WCIRB medical data collection, testing and validation processes and to the WCIRB classification processes as to research and analytical needs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, applied statistics, data science, health research and policy, economics, finance, or other relevant area, Master’s degree and/or certification in a quantitative field (e.g., ACAS or FCAS) preferred.
5 years or more experience in health services/medical research, classification/industry analytics or other relevant areas in the workers’ compensation system at an insurance company, rating organization, consulting firm, university or research organization.
5 years or more experience in data analysis, statistical programming and modeling in R, SQL or Python.
Demonstrated success in leading analysis or research projects in the areas of health services, medical costs or classification.
Highly effective communications ability, both oral and written, in translating and relating technical information about medical/classification analytics and research to a wide range of technical and non-technical audience including WCIRB Management, WCIRB committees and working groups.
Mathematical and Statistical Skills
A high level of ability in the utilization of mathematical and analytical techniques for the analysis of statistical information.
The ability to develop a complete theoretical framework with precisely defined relationships, as necessary in medical analytic studies
Leadership, Management and People Skills
Ability to render sound and objective administrative and technical decisions and support them.
Ability to project positive self-image and credibility to staff, peers, management and external contacts.
Excellent project and time management skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job requires approximately 90% sitting, 10% standing/walking.
Significant time spent at keyboard and monitor.
Some telephone, fax and copy machine use.
Some travel required.
Must be able to travel by car to attend meetings and give presentations periodically.
Must be physically able to drive a car.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Moderate to fast-paced office environment characterized by analytical work, telephone work, meetings, decision-making and research.
Work requires attention to detail, follow-through, and analysis of collected information.
Frequent interaction with President, Executive Vice President, Sr. Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, medical data collection team, Customer Experience, Actuarial, IT and Executive Assistants.
Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. As such, the job description may be revised depending on the WCIRB’s needs. Further, this job description is a general summary of responsibilities and requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive of the responsibilities and requirements of this position.
The WCIRB is California's trusted, objective provider of actuarially-based information and research, advisory pure premium rates, and educational services integral to a healthy workers' compensation system.
To accurately measure the cost of providing workers' compensation benefits, the WCIRB performs a number of functions, including collection of premium and loss data on every workers' compensation insurance policy, examination of policy documents, inspections of insured businesses, and test audits of insurer payroll audits and claims classification.
The WCIRB is a California unincorporated, private, nonprofit association comprised of all companies licensed to transact workers' compensation insurance in California, and has over 400 member companies. No state money is used to fund its operations. The operations of the WCIRB are funded primarily by membership fees and assessments.
The WCIRB employs approximately 200 people, and the office is located in Oakland, California.