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Project Management - Enterprise
Ref No.: 14-00464
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services
Columbia, SC
1 year


SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
South Carolina seeks an expert in Project Management of medium to complex projects.

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a consultant to act as Project Manager on multiple IT projects.

General Duties:
- Building a project plan and executing to that plan;
- Development of project budget and managing project expenses within the allocated budget.
- Managing project risks and issues;
- Ensuring that all deliverables and activities are completed with high quality and in a timely fashion;
- Reporting on project status and strategies orally and in writing;
- Other related duties as assigned

The Project Manager will interact with staff, other team members, all levels of management and internal and external organizations, including vendors performing outsourced work, in the compilation and management of information needed for project plans, portfolio/program plans, metrics, reports and project management documentation.

Desired Skills and Experience:
- Experience working with SharePoint and other typical project management tools, including Visio, PowerPoint, Word, Access and Excel
- Experience working with risk management, including risk triggers and managing risks to project plan tasks.
- Ability to create and document key project management documents and artifacts
- Superb communications skills (written and oral)
- Effective listener
- Willingness and ability to effectively engage with people and organizations; ability to get people with competing, diverse interests to work together
- Experience in Medicaid or other healthcare claims system(s) IT projects preferred, but not mandatory
- Must be able to manage multiple high profile, high priority projects at one time

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

- Project management skills
- People skills
- Strong background in project management in a healthcare insurance information technology environment.
- Project planning experience, including effort estimation on technical tasks and resource allocation.
- Superb written and oral communications skills, including the ability to give presentations to executive management. Strong proficiency in English is required.
- Willingness and ability to effectively engage with people and organizations on a continuous basis

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

- Medicaid or Healthcare Delivery Systems
- Experience implementing Pharmacy or Dental projects

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
Project management certification from a recognized source is desirable.
Skills:
Category
Name
Required
Importance
Level
Last Used
Experience
Miscellaneous Project Methodology Yes 1
Miscellaneous Project Planning Yes 1
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System IT Healthcare Systems Yes 1
Specialties Project Management Yes 1