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Project and Operations Director - Limited Service

State of Vermont | Waterbury, VT 05671

State of Vermont


The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA)'s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Vermonters by providing access to quality healthcare cost effectively. We have three priorities that support us in moving our mission forward: Adoption of value-based payments, management of information technology projects, and operational performance improvement. Our department commits to executing our responsibilities and priorities while adhering to three core values: Transparency, Integrity and Service.

This position will report directly to the Program Sponsor and will be responsible for day to day execution of the lE&E program, ensuring continued progress on delivery and resolution of urgent issues. The includes the management of complex challenges and multiple concurrent projects with critical interdependencies. The goal of IE&E is to ensure that Vermonters have a simple and easy way to apply for, access, and maintain health care and financial benefits, without coverage gaps. The State's goal is to provide these services efficiently and effectively, with innovative ways of working and modern technology. DVHA is also focused on using IE&E to achieve compliance with critical federal Medicaid regulations, which will significantly reduce financial risk to the State of Vermont. IE&E is the highest priority technology project at the Agency of Human Services.

Who May Apply

This position, DVHA Project and Operations Director - Limited Service (Job Requisition #1682) is open to all State employees and external applicants.

It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Cassandra Madison at .

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Class Definition

Provides leadership, direction, analytical, advisory, project direction, coordination and evaluation work at an expert professional level for the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) to develop and successfully execute new and existing programs, projects and initiatives designed to advance and improve Medicaid operations, systems, services and outcomes. Duties include leading, planning, directing, developing, managing and monitoring multiple concurrent complex, large-scale projects designed to enhance DVHA's operations and outcomes. Responsible for ensuring project roles, responsibilities, deliverables and outcomes are clearly defined, assigned, monitored and successfully completed within time and budget parameters and in compliance with all federal and state requirements. Organizes and directs cross-functional and cross-departmental project teams. Identifies and involves appropriate internal and external partners and stakeholders. Develops grant proposals for submission to federal funding agents. Develops and oversees performance-based grants and contracts for services provided by vendors, academic institutions, and others. Duties are performed under the general direction of DVHA's Deputy Commissioner for Medicaid Policy, Fiscal, and Support Services Division but with the need for significant autonomy, judgment, problem solving, discretion and independence. Most responsibilities span multiple divisions and potentially impact many of DVHA's major initiatives. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Some travel may be required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal office hours may be anticipated. Stress may be encountered from deadlines and from operating in a highly publicized public setting.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate degree in public or business administration or in a human services or health field AND five (5) years or more at a professional level in health care administration, public or business administration, a Medicaid program or in benefits administration.


Bachelor's degree AND eight (8) years or more at a professional level in health care administration, public or business administration, a Medicaid program, or in benefits administration.

Special Requirements

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, pursuant to 20 V.S.A. 2056c or other applicable statutory authority, requires criminal record checks for all AHS positions, including motor vehicle driving record checks and national record checks where appropriate.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

AHS Affirmative

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here .

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier

Job Code: 1682
Posted On: 05/10/192019-05-10
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: General Business, Management
Job Status: Full Time
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