Medicaid Program Specialist 1 (Alaska)


Job Details

Medicaid Program Specialist 1 (PCN 06-4017)

This listing closes on 10/19/2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska.


$26.82 Hourly

Location Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, AK

Job Type

Full Time


Health & Social Services

Job Number


Closing date and time

10/19/2021 at 5:00 PM Alaska


Health Care Services

Position Open To

Alaska Residents Only

Bargaining Unit

General Government



Job Description

This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.






Are you looking to start a rewarding career with the State of Alaska?

Do you have attention to detail, a high degree of accuracy and a great work ethic? 

Then we are looking for you! 


What you will be doing: 

This position serves within the Systems and Analysis unit in direct support of the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS).  The incumbents are responsible for quality assurance, contract management tasks, DDI (design, development and implementation) tasks, and monitoring changes in health industry standards, federal and state requirements as they relate to Medicaid and the MMIS.

This position serves as the lead specialist of the Provider Functional Area, monitors interfaces, claims processing outcomes, identifying system problems and propose solutions, and conducting system acceptance test reviews

Our organization, mission, and culture:  

The mission of the Division is to provide all eligible Alaskans access to quality Medicaid services. 


The vision of the Division is to improve quality of health care for all Alaskans, attract excellent providers and provide outstanding customer service. 


The contributions of the selected candidate ensure that the goals and visions of the Division are being met by ensuring the integrity of the system is maintained and conformed to the federal and state rules and regulations.

The benefits of joining our team:  

We are a dynamic, innovative, and fast-paced team.  All input is valued, and we are always looking to provide growth and learning opportunities for our team members.

The working environment you can expect:  

This position is conveniently located at 4601 Business Park Blvd., in mid-town Anchorage. We are close to restaurants, shopping, bike paths, and Cuddy Family Midtown Park.  Free parking is provided. The current schedule is two days in office, and three days teleworking.


Who we are looking for:  
To be successful in this position a candidate will need the following knowledge, skills and abilities:  

  • Experience in conducting detailed, comprehensive and technically-oriented reviews of system testing documents, audit trails, system outputs, related reports and documents.
  • Experience and skills that demonstrate an ability to independently analyze and apply comprehensive business rules, regulations, policies, and health payer industry standards as they apply to claims system processing.
  • Ability to successfully work with multiple priorities (multi-tasking) while maintaining a very high degree of accuracy on detail-oriented tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and interdependently to analyze design concepts and system modifications for thoroughness, accuracy, and compliance with federal and state standards. 
  • Ability to take initiative and to find new methods to improve work tasks with limited supervision.


To view the general description and example of duties for an Medicaid Program Specialist 1, please go to the following link: 

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in 

  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Uses a logical, systematic, and sequential approach to address problems or opportunities or manage a situation by drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources, as necessary. 


  • Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. 


  • Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. 

Previous Experience equivalent to those typically gained by:

Experience such as supporting the administration of a Medicaid or Medicare program, health insurance service, health insurance management information system, health insurance finance or accounting program, Supplemental Security Income benefits or vocational rehabilitation program; auditing or monitoring medical or public assistance programs for fraud or quality assurance; processing medical claims using medical coding and medical billing knowledge and/or training or education which includes such course work as business administration, computer sciences, economics, healthcare, legal studies, medical billing or coding, public health, public assistance, psychology.


Special Note:

“Competencies” means a combination of interrelated knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation.


“Training” and “education” in this guidance are synonyms for the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs. 


“Typically gained by” means the prevalent, usual method of gaining the competencies expected for entry into the job.  

Additional Required Information

At time of interview applicant(s) are requested to submit:

  1. A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are acceptable but must include the institution name/URL on documents provided) if required to meet competencies.

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.


A cover letter is required.  The cover letter must describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, as they pertain to the job description listed above. Please attach the cover letter as a separate document to your application before applying online. If unable to attach to your application, email or fax the cover letter to the contact number provided in the job posting prior to the closing date of this recruitment.  Your cover letter will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
Omission of any required documentation will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.


To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application.  (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). They can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview or if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.  Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.


When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application.  If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.  A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level.  Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position.  This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting “see resume or CV” or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.


This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.


This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska “How to Apply” webpage, found here:

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email,
please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the ‘’ domains.  For information on allowing emails from the ‘’ domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

 Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

For applicant password assistance please visit:

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Tiana Mikes, Medicaid Program Specialist 4

Phone: 907-375-7744
Fax: 907-561-1684

Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits

  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental


  • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State:   See for additional information.


  • Confidential
  • Correctional Officers
  • Marine Engineers
  • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
  • Supervisory
  • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman’s Union
  • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
  • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts.  Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.


  • General Government
  • Labor, Trades and Crafts
  • Public Safety Employees Association
  • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)

Optional Insurance Benefits

  • Group-based insurance premiums for


  • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
  • Long-term and short-term disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
  • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses

Retirement Benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS)
  • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
  • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
  • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
  • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
  • Note:  The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options

See for additional information

Paid Leave & Other Benefits

  • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
  • Eleven paid holidays a year
  • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

See for additional information

Agency State of Alaska Phone (800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number) Website

Address PO Box 110201

Juneau, Alaska, 99811


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