Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Comprehensive Health Planner II
MaineCare Policy Planner
CODE: 5050 RANGE: 26 (Pro. & Tech. Svcs.) $40,851.20 - $55,473.60 /yr.
Value of State paid Health and Dental Insurance: $341.08 biweekly(90% State Contribution)
Value of State share of employee's retirement: 11.54% of pay.
Opening Date: January 3, 2013
January 18, 2013
| (207) 287-1877
|Location: Augusta, ME|
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protects the public health and assists our customers in meeting their needs; and assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families. The Office of MaineCare Services has primary responsibility for administering the MaineCare Program, including development of coverage policy, provider and member support, provider reimbursement, quality assurance, and pharmacy benefits. MaineCare provides reimbursement for more than 250,000 eligible members for a wide variety of medical, behavioral health, and medically-related social services. The Policy Unit has primary responsibility for developing rules related to MaineCare covered services, updating the Medicaid State Plan and Waiver Quality Assurance Reporting. We have two vacancies in our Augusta office.
As a Comprehensive Health Planner II in the Policy and Performance Division of the Office of MaineCare Services, you will play an important role in helping develop health care coverage policy for Maine's Medicaid program ("MaineCare"). You will use your knowledge of health care and your analytical skills to develop new and revised rules, regulations, and policies for the provision of medical and behavioral health services. You will use your strong writing skills to draft rule revisions and develop proposals for alternative financing. You will use your strong communication skills to consult with service providers and various officials; develop and deliver presentations at meetings and workshops; and conduct public hearings on proposed rules. You will assist with updates to the Medicaid State Plan and with Waiver Quality Assurance Reporting. You will work collaboratively with diverse groups and agencies and manage multiple priorities. The ability to think effectively on your feet will serve you well as you address complex health policy issues.
In order to qualify, you must have an eight (8) year combination of education, training, and/or experience in planning, program development, and coordination in the health field or related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in a related field such as health care or public policy. The back ground of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:
1. A knowledge of healthcare benefit programs with a knowledge of MaineCare provider policies preferred.
2. The ability to research, analyze and evaluate policies and regulations affecting MaineCare members.
3. Strong technical writing and report writing skills (please provide a writing sample).
Application and Information
For additional information about this position please contact Steve Smith, Personnel Officer at (207) 287-1877 or by e-mail @ Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please forward a State of Maine application form, current resume and cover letter addressing the three competency areas identified in the Requirements Section to the following address prior to the recruitment closing date to:
Department of Health and Human Services
Personnel Division Attn: S. Smith
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.