Medical Program Specialist 3
Please Note: This position is open until filled.
Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring authority
reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the
recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as
early as possible.
This position will be reporting to the Employees and Retirees
Benefits (ERB) Division Policy, Rules, and Compliance Section
Manager, The selected candidate will be the Senior Policy Analyst
within the section and function as a primary expert on eligibility
and enrollment rules for the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)
and School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Programs. The
Senior Policy Analyst is expected to provide advice and
consultation to executive management, other Health Care Authority
(HCA) divisions, and a diverse set of external stakeholders on a
variety of eligibility and enrollment issues. They also
support the analysis and implementation of legislative directives
and policy changes that have an operational or fiscal impact to
state and school employee benefits, the HCA, and the state.
You would have the opportunity to:
- Function as a primary expert on eligibility and enrollment
rules for the PEBB and SEBB Programs and lead rulemaking activities
- Manage the development of program specific administrative
policy and implementation of Board policy resolutions.
- Be responsible for guiding program specific administrative
policies and procedures through the approval process and serves as
a consultant to operational teams.
- Function as lead analyst reviewing legislative proposals and
assigning them to other analysts based on subject matter during the
state legislative session.
- Lead projects to implement legislation or agency initiatives
that have a significant impact on program members, state agencies,
and state budget.
One year of experience as a Medical Program Specialist 2,
Two years of experience as a Medical Program Specialist 1,
A Master's degree with major study in public health, public
administration, nursing, health administration, economics, business
administration, or closely allied field, AND three years of
consultative experience in employee benefits or a health services
Two additional years of qualifying experience may be substituted
for the Master's degree provided a Bachelor's degree in one of the
above fields has been achieved.
- Analyze and resolve complex problems related to employee
- Analyze and draft legislative proposals.
- Understanding of the Administrative Procedures Act.
- Strong communication skills.
- Develop recommendations and facilitate resolution of issues
within project teams or with implementation of agency
- Work with division staff and a diverse set of stakeholders in a
- Manage multiple concurrent initiatives and balance quality of
work with aggressive deadlines.
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) purchases
health care for more than 2 million Washington residents through
Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)
Program, and, beginning in 2020, the School Employees Benefits
Board (SEBB) Program. Our agency is committed to whole person care,
integrating physical health and behavioral health services for
better results and healthier residents. As the largest health care
purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health
care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better
health and better care at a lower cost.
What we have to offer:
- Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those
we serve Voices of HCA
- A clear agency mission that drives our work and is
person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values
- A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible
schedules and mobile work options.
- Infants in the workplace Infants at the Workplace
- A great total compensation and benefit package WA State
- A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with
restaurants, and shopping nearby.
- Tuition reimbursement.
- And free parking
About Olympia and Washington State
Washington State offers a total work/life package of pay,
benefits, flexibility, and workplace opportunities to help you get
the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a
great place to work, play, and be a part of a community, offering
quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high energy urban
center of Seattle, one of the nation's top ranked cities, to the
more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's
distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative
culture with a casual nature.
How to Apply:
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on
their State application will be considered. Failure to follow the
application instructions below may lead to disqualification.
To apply for this position you will need to complete your
profile and attach:
- A letter of interest with specific language on why you are
interested this position.
- A current resume that is no more than two pages in
- A list of contact information for three professional
If you have questions about the process, or need
reasonable accommodation, please contact the recruiter before the
Washington State is an equal opportunity employer.
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process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative
format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1197 or email
Prior to a new hire, a background check
including criminal record history will be conducted. Information
from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment
but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability
and competence to perform in the position.
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