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State of Massachusetts Privacy and Compliance Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

To apply visit: Privacy and Compliance Specialist application Please do not apply through MassCareers. * At the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), we serve as stewards of Massachusetts health data, employing multifaceted datasets and cutting-edge analytics to ensure transparency in our healthcare system. By joining CHIA, you'll promote responsible access to dynamic healthcare data and play a pivotal role in evidence-based decision-making. Our work directlyimpacts the healthcare system, enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities. We foster a flexible, collaborative environment, offering a hybrid model that balances in-person and remote work. Our hybrid approach allows you to work alongside colleagues from our vibrant Boston office at 501 Boylston Street for at least two designated days per week, with the flexibility to work remotely on others. Join us at CHIA and be a driving force in healthcare impact! We seek atalented Privacy and Compliance Specialist (specialist) to actively engage in CHIA’s data privacy and compliance activities, and to lead administrative and legal aspects of CHIA’s data release process. As aPrivacy and Compliance Specialist at CHIA, you will have the opportunity to work within CHIA’s Legal Unit, performing key functions in the data release process. Working closely with CHIA’s Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel, you will collaborate with multiple constituencies including CHIA leadership, CHIA IT partners, and parties interested in using CHIA data for research purposes, including other state agencies, medical care providers, health insurers, and the academic research community. Your work will balance the critical, and not always perfectly aligned, goals offacilitating research outcomes and protecting individual data privacy. Your work and your development in this position will be supported by your CHIA colleagues. From day to day your duties may not always look the same, but will include the following items: 1. *Driverof Data Release.Use and develop your compliance and privacy expertise, attention to detail, time management and commitment to collaboration to administer a variety of activities including but not limited to: * o ensuringthat data release is subject toappropriate administrative and legal review o coordinatingmeetings,maintaining records, and preparing briefs and documents. o providingconsulting support to CHIA staff in data product development and enhancement in a manner that responsibly addresses privacy concerns o Craftand administerregulations, policies and strategies that promote broader access to CHIA Data while responsibly addressing privacy concerns o seekingtoidentify and advocate for the inclusion of CHIA Data in novel uses o workcollaborativelyand directly with government officials, business leaders, internal experts, and the research community to develop solutions to complex data issues o actas liaison with CHIA’s Information Technology Unit tofacilitate and expedite the release of data specifically approved for compilation and release to CHIA Data recipients o Leadthe preparation, data collection and other critical aspects of externalprivacy and security audits 1. Support Privacy and Security.Harness your privacy and compliance knowledge to support the administration of CHIA’s healthcare information privacy and security program, including implementation of training programs, compliance monitoring, auditing and ongoing updating of policies and procedures. You will be a privacy and compliance resource to the CHIA team. 2. Administer Internal CHIA Data Access.Responsibilities include tracking internal requests for CHIA information and data by CHIA workforce members. 3. Engage in Analysis in Review and Drafting of Agreements.Provide analysis and assessment in review and drafting of critical agreements and documents related to Privacy and Compliance, including outside agency and/or internal agreements, policies, procedures, and other documents. 4. Actively Integrate within the CHIA Legal Unit.You will work closely with, support, and be supported by all other members of the CHIA Legal Unit. Here are theimportant qualifications we are looking for: 1. Legal Experience: This Specialist position should have experience in a professional legal setting or office (minimum of 2 years), either as legal support or paralegal. The candidate should have the skills to draft effective documents, such as formal letters, agreements, notices, and other essential work products for the agency. 2. Educational Foundation: Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university is a minimum qualification, with consideration given for other academic achievements. 3. Organizational Skills:Showcase your strong data and document management skills, including the ability to query, manipulate, organize, and analyze different record sets. Your familiarity with data tools and research techniques will develop over time in the position, but any experience or knowledge at the time of hiring is very helpful. The ability to prepare and organize and track documents within a dynamic regulatory release process is one of the key skills needed for this position. 4. Inquisitiveness and Resourcefulness:Much of the work in this position will be consistent with the ongoing records of the Privacy and Compliance Manager already on file, but the work often requires independent inquiry and can involve novel situations. The ability to assess a challenge, seek out appropriate resources, consult colleagues when in doubt, seek support where appropriate, and provide direction for the Data Release process are key skills needed. 5. LogicalThinking and Sound Judgment:Exhibit the ability to synthesize and interpret complex information and concepts logically. Your analytical mindset will enable you to extract meaningful insights from data and communicate them effectively. 6. Tech-savvy:Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with data visualization and business intelligence tools such as Tableau and Power BI will be an advantage but is not required. 7. Effective CommunicationAbilities: Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to articulate complex technical issues clearly and persuasively. Exhibit ability to engage stakeholders and foster collaboration through compelling communication. Additional Qualificationsfor Preferred Status: * 1. *Legal or Privacy Credentials: *For preferred status, the Specialist should have one of the following: meaningful paralegal or legal support experience, IAPP privacy certification, or other advanced degree or professional accreditation 2. *Specialized Expertise: Bring at least two (2) years of professional experience in the privacy, technology, government, or health care sectors, with preference given for demonstrated proficiency in working in a managerial and administrative capacity with a high degree of responsibility. More extensive relevant experience is valued commensurately. Total Compensation: At CHIA, we value the diverse needs and circumstances of our employees. We believe in fostering a flexible and collaborative work environment that promotes work-life balance. We have implemented a hybrid model that combines the benefits of in-person and remote work opportunities. You’ll work in person with your teammates on two designated days per week at our office at 501 Boylston Street, Boston, with the flexibility to work remotely on the other days. We provide accessible and inclusive work arrangements that support our employees’ well-being and productivity. As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Extended Illness program participation * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program We value the talent andexpertise you bring to the table, so we offer a competitive salary range of $80,000 - $100,000 for this position, in addition to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts benefits offered to full-time CHIA workforce members. CHIA is committed to a healthy work-life balance. Together,let's embark on a journey of meaningful impact in healthcare. We invite you to take a chance on CHIA, where your expertise will shape the future of healthcare in Massachusetts. Likewise,we're eager to take a chance on you - to welcome a dedicated professional who shares our passion for making a difference. Join us in this collaborative endeavor, where we'll forge new paths, innovate, and lead the way toward a healthier Commonwealth. Apply now and be part of our transformative journey at CHIA! First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. * * An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *Job: Compliance and Certification *Organization: Health Care Finance and Policy *Title: *Privacy and Compliance Specialist Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 501 Boylston St Requisition ID: 23000E0I