Senior Project Manager
Medicaid Enterprise Project Coordinator
This position would be perfect for a person who enjoys a challenge and charting new territory! Washington State is in the process of developing its Medicaid enterprise governance. To join our team we need someone who is a true collaborative team member and who will enjoy working with other organizations for a shared common goal.
As the single Medicaid agency for Washington, HCA is responsible to meet Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) monitoring, reporting, and accountability requirements related to the establishment and operation of the enterprise governance structure in Washington. This position will manage the collaborative implementation and operationalization of the Medicaid enterprise governance structure and the Enterprise Integrated Project Management Team in Washington.
The Medicaid enterprise governance structure includes three mission critical systems that make up the Washington Medicaid enterprise. These technology and system components include:
ProviderOne (P1) operated and maintained by the Health Care Authority (HCA)
Automated Client Eligibility System (ACES) operated and maintained by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), and
HealthPlanFinder (HPF) operated and maintained by the Health Benefits Exchange (HBE).
Working as the senior technical expert and managerial professional responsible for directing and controlling the critical development, implementation and operationalization of the Medicaid Enterprise Governance program. The position will lead interagency project team integration activities essential to the implementation and management of the enterprise governance model for WA Medicaid enterprise activities . This position provides strategic direction to the governance process as well as subject matter expertise in project management, process mapping, process and outcome measurement, and coordination of independent verification and validation (IV&V;) services across the three organizations.
The selected candidate will manage multiple high priority assignments and resources concurrently, taking initiative to resolve problems or recommend alternative approaches when appropriate. This requires an in-depth knowledge of and skill with the development and communication of technical strategies and methodology that align with CMS requirements. This includes an understanding of the Medicaid program (federal and state regulations and responsibilities), CMS Medicaid Systems requirements and regulations, and project management best practices. The position requires broad experience at the senior analyst level, including management, technical and quantitative skills, an understanding of public policy development and public budgeting, political sensitivity, personal resourcefulness, and the ability to work with senior executive managers and consultants across organizational boundaries. The incumbent must be able to manage multiple high priority assignments and resources concurrently, taking initiative to resolve problems or recommend alternative approaches when appropriate.
Bachelor's degree in Policy, Business/Public Administration, Computer Science or closely related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as an information or systems architect of information technology project management professional working with large mission-critical systems. (Enterprise architecture or IT project management experience may substitute year for year, for the Bachelor's degree)
Business planning skills, strategic short and long-range planning, decision making, leadership;
Strong collaborator with the ability to work across organizations, lead and influence teams and workgroups comprised of staff from multiple organizations;
Three (3) years of supervisory experience;
Skills and abilities to mentor and coach staff and team members on project management principles and process improvement activities;
Commitment to quality, diversity and public service values including a demonstrated commitment to providing superior customer service.
Preferred/Desired Education, Experience, and Competencies.
Working knowledge of Washington State government including HCA, DSHS and HBE organization, mission and goals;
Knowledge of federal CMS rules, regulations and system and budgeting oversight requirements;
Knowledge of budgeting and financial reporting;
Strategic leadership and long-range planning skills, including the ability to work across the organization, build and sustain effective teams, coach and mentor others, and lead change;
Project Management Professional Certification is preferred;
Knowledge of current federal trends in MMIS systems and information technology solutions.
About the HCA:
The Washington State Health Care Authority purchases health care for more than 2 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and, beginning in 2020, the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. As the largest health care purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.
The Olympia office is located in downtown Olympia, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bus lines, and less than one mile from the freeway.
How to Apply:
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their State application will be considered. Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification. To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile and attach:
A cover letter
Three professional references
If you have questions about the process, or need reasonable accommodation, please contact the recruiter before the posting closes. The candidate pool certified for this recruitment may be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to the next six months.
Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at or email.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Salary: $75,504.00 - $105,708.00 Annually
Location:* Thurston County Olympia, WA
Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
Department:* Health Care Authority
Job Number:* 2018-08624
Closing: 10/7/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
Agency:* State of Washington
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