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State of Montana State Medicaid Director (11723) in Helena, Montana

This position is the Medicaid and Health Services Executive Director. The position is responsible for medical, rehabilitative, and mental health service programs by overseeing the following Department Divisions: Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Division, Health Resources Division and Senior and Long Term Care Division. The position directly supervises three division administrators and two Medicaid managers, and indirectly supervises approximately 1400 FTE. The position also carries the designation of the State Medicaid Director Key Responsibilities Include: Executive Leadership, Supervision and Management * Provides executive leadership to the agency as member of Senior Management Team that consists of the agency Director, three Executive Directors, fourteen division Administrators, Chief Legal Counsel, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Finance Officer and Public Information Officer. * Establishes business plans and objectives and administers, coordinates and evaluates programs and activities. * Implements the agency management plan. Ensures that directives are implemented by agency divisions. * Executes the authority of the agency Director. * Advises the Director concerning agency policies, programs, and activities. * Provides overall policy direction and control and monitors the status of programs to ensure agency goals and objectives are accomplished. * Evaluates existing management systems for improvement. Identifies and promotes needed organizational changes. * Coordinates at the executive level with other state or local agencies, provider groups, and federal agencies to maintain cooperative relationships and solve problems. * Serves as the State Medicaid and CHIP Director. Is the primary state contact for the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Approves state plan amendments and waivers. * May act as agency Director in his or her absence. Directs and Controls Division Operations * Providesdirection and review of matters dealing with, general administration, contracting, operating procedures, and non-routine or sensitive program matters. * Establishes, directs and monitors implementation of division and program priorities. Ensures resources, including staffing, are available and effectively utilized to insure achievement of goals. * Negotiates and settles disputes between divisions or between the agency and the public. * Oversees health service policy matters of division and major program budgets. Directs policy reviews to verify compliance with agency and federal objectives. * Oversees legislative activity. Reviews legislation and fiscal notes, lobbies, testifies and ensures legislative requests are completed. Liaises with the legislature. * Work with the Department’s Chief Innovation Officer to better align clinical and non-clinical supports to address social determinants of health, improve beneficiary outcomes * Liaise with tribal and Indian Health Service leadership to ensure transparency and coordination on efforts to improve the health outcomes of native populations. Human Resource Management * Determines organizational structure for areas responsible. * Delegates authority to subordinate executive and management employees and holds them responsible for performance of their divisions. * Provides oversight, direction, consultation and assignment of duties to management and executive level employees. * Ensures subordinate compliance with state and Department human resource rules, regulations, policies, and collective bargaining agreements. * Oversees collective bargaining and labor management issues. Physical and Environmental Demands: *Typical office environment. Regular travel throughout the state, with or without advance notice, 10%. Stress and long hours are common to the position. *For a full copy of the job description, please contact Shannon Voss at 406-444-6920 or_Shannon.Voss@mt.gov_. Required for the First Day of Work: * Knowledge of federal and state Medicaid rules, regulations, programs, budgeting and governmental relations. * Knowledge of DPHHS structure, functions, programs, and organizational relationships and the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the operation of health programs in the State of Montana. * Knowledge of public administration including the legislative process and management of programs with statewide impact. * Leadership ability. * Ability to manage multiple and competing high-profile, sensitive or controversial issues. * Ability to develop and implement innovative and unconventional approaches to challenging situations. * Ability to establish ones credibility and use data to directly persuade or convince others to support an idea or direction. * Ability to direct and coordinate health service program operations and increase efficiency. * Ability to build effective networks of governmental relations that support programs administered. Minimum Required Education and Experience * Bachelor’s degree in business, public, hospital, or health administration; human services; health-care services; or a directly-related field. * Five or more years of senior-level management and supervisory experience of large programs with substantial staff and budgets. * Other combinations of related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis if the applicant has an unrelated bachelor’s degree. Preferred: Specific experience with Medicaid, CHIP or Medicare. Experience in a medical field such as nursing, mental health, addiction, etc. Experience in health facility administration. /Women (and/or) minorities may be under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply./ To be considered for this position, at the time of submitting the online applicationyou must also submit a_resume_. Why Helena, Montana? Helena is the beautiful capital city of Montana. Situated in the picturesque backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and with a population of just over 32,000, Helena offers small town living and diverse opportunities for anyone to feel at home. Whether you are interested in outdoor recreation, immersing yourself in arts and culture, or retracing history, Helena has something for you. The State of Montana offers a comprehensive benefits package, including: * 15 paid vacation days per year * 12 paid sick days per year * 10 paid holidays per year * Health Coverage * Retirement Plan To view State of Montana’s medical, dental, vision coverage, and other offerings, you can visit our Health Care and Benefits website at, This is an open until filled position.Initial review of applications will be November 9, 2021. /Successful applicant(s) are required to successfully pass all DPHHS specific background check(s) relevant to each position./ Job: Business/Analyst/Statistics* *Title: *State Medicaid Director (11723) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21142925