Public Service Manager III
Opening Date: May 26, 2023
Closing Date: June 12, 2023
Job Class Code: MA35
Salary: $81,182.40 - $110,635.20 annual
Position Number: 02000-4042
This position will lead efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive Health Information Technology (HIT) strategic plan that spans from eligibility/enrollment through service delivery and evaluation with a corresponding initiative roadmap to support a transformed health care system. Corresponding work related to human services will also be required. This will mean aligning federal and state policies and regulations around HIT efforts and staying current on all federal funding opportunities and developing Medicaid funding documents such as advanced planning documents (APDs). This will include monitoring and advising on specific new system development efforts, identifying areas where technology improvements would result in productivity gains, and making recommendations for investment. Successful candidates will need strong relationship building and collaboration skills as significant involvement with other agencies and institutions will be necessary to carry out these responsibilities.
Other duties may include:
• identifying and coordinating health-related information technology investments and procurements that advance the comprehensive strategic roadmap for the Department;
• supporting ongoing work to address privacy, confidentiality and security related to HIT/HIE initiatives;
• engaging in contract and vendor management for new and ongoing HIT initiatives, including drafting requests for proposal and contract language while overseeing vendors to ensure contract deliverables are met on time and within budget; and
• coordinating across multiple offices to ensure cohesive Departmental direction and technological alignment;
• actively participating in educational and collaborative forums to maintain subject matter expertise in HIT and awareness of other States’ related plans/actions.
Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Public Policy, Health, Science, or Business or related field; Master’s Degree preferred. Eight years progressively responsible experience in information technology, or equivalent, such as business analysis and two years’ experience in managing projects and resources required.
Please submit a cover letter and resume as part of your application.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.
Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.
For additional information about this position please contact Desirea Chase at (207) 441-0465 or by email Desirea.Chase@maine.gov.
To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov .
No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:
- Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
- Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
- Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
- Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
- Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 17.96% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
- Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
- Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
- Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
- Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
- Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
- Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.
There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.
As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.
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