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Project Management - Enterprise
Ref No.: 14-01060
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services
Columbia, SC
1 year
Remote work availability - 25%


SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:

The IV&V project performs verification and validation activities for the Replacement MMIS and Member Management program for SCDHHS. The IV&V Technical Consultant will work with a team of 5-7 individuals charged with providing crucial project evaluation information to decision makers.

The Replacement MMIS and Member Management projects are among the most complex IT projects taken on by the State's Department of Health and Human Services. This project is a multi-year effort to replace the State's aging Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems and MMIS with modern technologies and supporting business operations.

OBJECTIVES TO BE FULFILLED BY CANDIDATE:
The IV&V Technical Consultant is responsible for verification and validation of project artifacts, technical, testing, and other quality management processes and artifacts for the MMIS and Member Management projects for SCDHHS. Duties include:
Perform an independent review of project technical processes and artifacts for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standards.
Perform an independent review of project quality management and testing processes and artifacts for accuracy, completeness, conformance to standards, and their success in identifying defects.
Perform an independent review of testing results and reports, and verify that defect repairs have had their intended effects.
Act as an expert technical advisor for project best practices.
Serve as a technical advisor to the IV&V Project Director.
Identify areas of project risk and make recommendations on managing and mitigating these risks.
Document results of reviews and analyses promptly and with superb accuracy and impartiality.
Attend project meetings to maintain a high level awareness of project status and trends.
Other related duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

Medicaid experience must have previously held a Sr. technical level position which illustrates a deep understanding of MMIS and Member Management systems and projects.
5+ years of software engineering, quality management, or testing experience on Public Sector projects.
2+ years of large project experience (projects exceeding 50,000 hours of effort and 2+ years duration).
Strong understanding of modern software architectures as well as incremental, iterative, and agile development life-cycles.
Ability to see big concepts while also understanding the details behind those concepts.
Ability to effectively communicate to executive management, line management, technical management, and team members.
Superb written and oral communications skills, including the ability to give presentations to executive management. Strong proficiency in English is required.
Solid understanding of legal and regulatory principles.

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

IV&V experience
Supervisory experience
Familiarity with:
State Medicaid Manual
Medicaid IT Architecture (MITA)
Medicaid Enterprise Certification Toolkit (MECT)
US Code and Code of Federal Regulations concerning Medicaid
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in a technical field or equivalent experience.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
None required. Technical and/or project management certifications from recognized sources are desirable (e.g., ITIL, PMI).

PUBLIC SECTOR/GOV'T EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?
Yes (previous Medicaid experience in a Sr. technical role is required).
Category
Name
Required
Importance
Level
Last Used
Experience
Administrative Verbal Communication Skills Yes 1
Administrative Written Communication Skills Yes 1
Miscellaneous legal and regulatory principles Yes 1
Miscellaneous Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) No 1
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System Medicaid Yes 1
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System Member Management systems and projects Yes 1
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System US Code and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regarding the Medicaid program No 1
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System MECT - Medicaid Enterprise Certification Toolkit No 1
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System MITA - Medicaid Information Technology Architecture No 1
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System PPACA - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act No 1
Program Management Supervisory Leadership Experience No 1
Specialties Public Sector Yes 1
Additional Skills: 2+ years of large project experience (projects exceeding 50,000 hours of effort and 2+ years duration).
Strong understanding of modern software architectures as well as incremental, iterative, and agile development life-cycles.
Ability to see big concepts while also understanding the details behind those concepts.
Ability to effectively communicate to executive management, line management, technical management, and team members.
Superb written and oral communications skills, including the ability to give presentations to executive management. Strong proficiency in English is required.
State Medicaid Manual