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DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF LONG TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

PROGRAM MANAGER IV

Recruitment #21-005479-0012

GRADE

22

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Office of Long Term Services and Supports, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the sole Deputy Director of the Office of Long Term Services & Supports (OLTSS). The Deputy Director plans, directs, supervises and evaluates operations of all eight divisions in the office. This includes quality oversight of Medicaid 1915(c) home and community-based waiver services and supports that offer home and community-based services and supports to individuals with physical disabilities and intellectual disabilities and chronically-ill children and adults.

The Division of Nursing Services provides community-based services and supports through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT); Nursing Services for Individuals Younger than 21 Years Old; Model Waiver; and Home Health Services programs, for individuals who would otherwise be covered by Medicaid for intermediate care facility/intellectually disabled and/or nursing facility services, allowing them to remain in their own homes.

The Division of Community Support Services is responsible for policy, regulations, transmittals, and program integrity activities regarding Medicaid coverage of disposable medical supplies and durable medical equipment, oxygen and related respiratory equipment, transportation grants, ambulance services, and non-emergency medical transportation services.

The Division of Community Long Term Care is responsible for the Home and Community-Based Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Community-Based Services for Developmentally Disabled Individuals Pursuant to a 1915(c) Waiver (Community Pathways Waiver), Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Individuals with Brain Injury, Medical Day Care Services Waiver, Residential Treatment Center Services, and Adult Day Care Grant programs. Similar to the aforementioned programs, the Division provides long term services and supports to medically compromised and complex individuals in home and community-based settings.

The Division of Provider Enrollment, Claims, and Compliance; the Division of Clinical Support; and the Division of Participant Enrollment, and Service Review; support the Community First Choice, Home and Community Based Options waiver, and Community Personal Assistance Services programs. These divisions are responsible for operating and supporting the programs through policy, enrollment, regulations, transmittals, and all day-to-day activities involved in running Medicaid programs. 

The Division of Long Term Care Services is responsible for the planning, policy, and compliance activities of the following Program Areas: Nursing Facility (NF), Chronic (CH) and Pediatric  Hospital, Hospice, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and Money Follows the Person (MFP).  The Division’s staff implements program initiatives, develops and revises regulations and transmittals, oversees and reviews provider activities, coordinates procurements, forecasts budgetary needs, participates in rate setting, and coordinates/monitors Utilization Control Agent activities for the NF, CH, PH, and PACE aspects of their Contract. 
The Division of Quality and Utilization Control comprises the appeals team, the Physician Advisors responsible for medical reviews and direction, and the Utilization Control Agent contract.

The position actively participates in planning efforts regarding long term care reform, and works with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding quality and compliance activities for federal home and community-based services programs.  The position reports directly to the Director of OLTSS and may act for the Director in the Director’s absence or as assigned by the Director.

Program services for which the Deputy Director is responsible represent over $3 billion in Medicaid expenditures annually, serving a large majority of the Medical Assistance population.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least five years of managerial experience in the field of health care, public health, human services or related field. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Past experience in Long Term Care.
  • Experience working in a large matrixed organization.
  • Comfortability with working in a fast-paced, fluid environment with changing priorities.
  • Strong consensus building/team building skills.

SELECTION PROCESS

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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