The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid has an exciting career opportunity for a dynamic forward-thinking, innovative professional with strong communication skills who can excel under pressure as a Deputy Administrator. This individual will report to the Division Administrator and will have primary oversight of new and emerging programs; federal and state policy work, including State Plan Amendments, waivers, rules, legislation and project management.
They are seeking a self-directed leader versed in managing multiple programs, dealing with ambiguity, and providing vision and strategic leadership in a public environment. The ideal candidate will be adept at cultivating strong stakeholder relations and managing programs that are complex, diverse, and cross assorted subject areas.
Example of Duties
- Administers the strategy, goals, and objectives of the division in close coordination with the Division Administrator.
- Directs the development of agency policies; directing the formulation of optimal strategies for planning, prioritizing, developing, promoting, and implementing programs, considering need, demand, resource availability, and barriers to implementation; directing staff in establishing and prioritizing goals and objectives.
- Directs the development of policy options; directing the development of legislation, regulations, and documents establishing policy and standards.
- Authorizes and directs senior-level policy development, evaluation, and administration; program operations; and the implementation of Medicaid policies.
- Manages staff, assisting in coordinating work assignments, and ensures effective communication among department, division and operations staff.
- Recommends and applies regulations/policies and insures consistency and compliance with governing laws and regulations.
- Directs the analysis of relevant data sources for incorporation into policy proposals; convening and directing deliberations on policy alternatives. Analyzes impact of proposed legislation on division operations and automated systems.
- Develops and prepares concise reports; presentations and testify at legislative hearings on proposed legislation.
- Responds to requests from legislators, local government officials, and the public.
- Serves as division liaison on departmental committees and stakeholder work groups; serves as division representative and speaks for the Division Administrator at department and state-level meetings and task forces.
- Maintains liaison and good relations with state and federal health and human services representatives.