Job #: MVA/KDC/1163
This position is located within the LA. Department of Health/MVA/Eligibility/East Baton Rouge Parish
Cost Center: 305-7208
Position #: 64903
This vacancy is being announced as a classified position and may be filled as a Probational or Promotional Appointment.
Working Job Title: Assistant Section Chief;
Civil Service Title: Medicaid Program Manager 3
The Eligibility Program Operations (EPO) section of Louisiana Medicaid is seeking a candidate to fill the key leadership role of Assistance Section Chief. Ideal candidates should have experience managing and empowering a team, be decisive, have great communication skills, be adaptable to changing circumstances and exhibit integrity.
One of the core responsibilities of the EPO section is administering the operational components of the eligibility determination process for Louisiana Medicaid. The Assistant Section Chief ensures duties and responsibilities of the section are carried out timely and appropriately in accordance with state and federal regulation. The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and directing operations of the Medicaid Eligibility Policy, Procedures, and Training Unit. The Assistant Section Chief also serves as interim Section Chief in their absence.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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For further information about this vacancy contact:
P.O. Box 4818, Baton Rouge, LA 70821
A baccalaureate degree plus five years of professional experience in administrative services, economics, public health, public relations, statistical analysis, social services, or health services.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience tosubstitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Graduate training with eighteen semester hours in one or any combination of the following fields will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience: public health; public relations; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; statistics; experimental/applied statistics; business, public, or health administration.
A master’s degree in the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Juris Doctorate will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Graduate training with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in the above fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To direct large and very complex Medicaid program(s).
Level of Work:
Administrative direction from a higher-level administrator/executive.
Supervision over lower-level positions in accordance with the Civil Service Allocation Criteria Memo.
Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals.
Differs from Medicaid Program Manager 2 by responsibility for directing large and highly complex Medicaid program(s) and supervision exercised.
Differs from Medicaid Program Manager 4 by the absence of serving as the Section Chief administrating all functions of large and complex Medicaid program(s) and supervision exercised.
Examples of Work
Administers comprehensive statewide Medicaid programs by formulating and implementing current and long-range plans, policies, procedures and regulations.
Monitors policies and procedures to ensure that policies and system requirements comply with the law and federal regulations.
Participates in overall agency budget planning, preparation, and grant administration.
Works closely with state, regional, and parish administrative staff in developing management procedures and operational plans to assure that all agency programs are implemented at the field operations level as intended by federal and state laws and regulations.
Coordinates with state level administrative and support staff to improve program development, identify staff training needs and provide management and support services required and needed by department staff.
Develops, monitors and administers various methodology reimbursement policies.