Requisition No: 426542

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: 68046476 – ADS FOR MEDICAID POLICY & QUALITY

Position Number: 68046476

Salary: $4,615.38 – $4,807.69 / Bi-Weekly

Posting Closing Date: 08/09/2021

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the quality of health care in Florida. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is the State of Florida agency responsible for oversight of the Medicaid program. The Medicaid program provides low income families and individuals with access to health care. If you have a desire to use your talent and skills at an organization that provides critical services to millions of individuals and families across the state, AHCA invites you to apply to become an essential member of our team. As one of Florida’s leading state agencies, AHCA’s diverse workforce community of more than 1,400 employees is proud of its efforts to serve the people of Florida.

The Agency is seeking to hire an Assistant Deputy Secretary for Medicaid Policy and Quality who desires to work to enhance the delivery of health care services through the Florida Medicaid program. This position requires a candidate who is creative, flexible, innovative, and who will thrive in a fastpaced, team-based work environment.

Duties Of This Position Include, But Are Not Limited To

This position is located in the Division of Medicaid and is one of three Assistant Deputy Secretaries reporting to the Deputy Secretary for Medicaid. This position has full line authority with respect to the Bureaus of Medicaid Policy and Medicaid Quality.

Establishing goals, objectives and priorities for Medicaid that are consistent with Agency goals and mission;

Directing the development of comprehensive Medicaid strategic and program plans that will efficiently and effectively carry out Agency goals and objectives;

Directing the development and implementation of uniform policies and administrative rules for the Medicaid program, as well as directing the development of procedures, and guidelines with respect to Medicaid Policy and Medicaid Quality;

Planning for and reviewing procurement documents and contracts in Medicaid Policy and Medicaid Quality to ensure appropriate coordination with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other parties;

Directing the design, implementation, and improvement of systems to assure that all services delivered are appropriate to the recipients’ needs and are of acceptable quality. Directing the development, promotion, and implementation of Medicaid program policies and service delivery alternatives that improve health care access and cost containment;

Participating in the planning, preparation, presentation, and monitoring of the Medicaid budget, to ensure consistency with Agency goals, objectives and priorities, and the most efficient and effective use of local, state, and federal resources;

Reviewing and approving Medicaid program spending plans, corrective action plans, and proposed budget amendments for designated areas of responsibility, and

Representing the Agency before the Legislature and other governmental and non-governmental agencies. This includes representing the Deputy Secretary for Medicaid in meetings or conferences where authority to make decisions on behalf of the Agency may be required.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Strong working knowledge of health care systems and/or health care policy and quality improvement;
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Strong management skills, with knowledge of management principles and practices;
  • Ability to analyze data in order to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to the improvement of operational and management practices;
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding research;
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a group setting;
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to operational and management analysis activities;
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct work assignments, while motivating and developing staff;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to travel with or without accommodations.


Minimum Qualification Requirements

At least four years experience managing large programs and initiatives;

At least four years of experience in health care systems or Medicaid preferred;

A Master’s degree is preferred. However a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and applicable work experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis.

Licensure, Certification, Or Registration Requirements



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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