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The Department of Human Services (DHS) DMS Deputy Director is responsible for assisting in directing, organizing, and coordinating the State's Medicaid programs within the Department of Human Services. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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Directs the activities of personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Gathers data and researches technical information for monthly reports, studies and presents to appropriate authorities, and assures that Medicaid data is used to inform research and decisions in many areas within and outside DMS, including CMS, DHS, and other state agencies, hospitals, associations, etc. Provides Medicaid technical assistance, guidance, and information to internal and external agency contacts, legislators, vendors, and other customers by researching and interpreting federal and state laws, along with agency policies and procedures. Develops and reviews operating and program policies and procedures, reviews and evaluates programs and services with departmental leaders, and makes changes, as necessary, to assure compliance with federal and state regulations and laws. Provide technical assistance, guidance, and information regarding long term care issues to internal and external agency contacts, legislators, providers, and other customers by researching and interpreting federal and state laws and regulations and agency policies and procedures. Conducts and attends meetings, conferences, and/or workshops to disseminate professional information relating to medical issues, programs, and practices. Develops and recommends new and revised statues, policies, and procedures to respond to changes in operational needs, objectives and priorities, and to improve the effectiveness of division operations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management, human resources management, and public administration. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations as it pertains to Medicaid. Knowledge of Medicaid policies and applicable laws. Knowledge of health care system and services. Ability to develop, implement, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and administrative and operational policies related to service areas. Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports and recommendations. Ability to develop and implement strategic plans related to program goals and evaluate programs and policies to improve service delivery. Ability to plan and direct the work of others. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and compliance of administrative operations and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, public administration, nursing or a related field; plus nine years of progressively more responsible experience in health care administration or a related field, including five years in a professional managerial capacity.

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