State of Hawaii
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CONTRACTS SPECIALIST (MED-QUEST) - EWA, OAHU
at State of Hawaii
- Recruitment Information
Recruitment Number 219326
Salary: $4,413 to $5,373 per month (SR-22, Step C to H)
Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.
A continuous recruitment may be closed at any time. The notice of the last day to file applications will be posted on the State of Hawaii's Civil Service Job Opportunities Listing page of our website.
- Duties Summary
This position coordinates and participates in the administration of contracts entered into by the State's QUEST medical assistance program, including establishing contracts with assigned health plans and individual providers to provide comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services to eligible individuals and families. Responsibilities also include working closely with divisional staff and representatives of the health plans in monitoring and evaluating the performance of contracted parties to assure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts; serving as a liaison for the State's medical assistance program with contracted parties, recipients, and other programs, agencies and/or individuals; coordinating and participating in the evaluation of contract proposals and recommending additional terms and conditions, if necessary; and participating in rate negotiations. This position also participates in assessing administrative requirements and contributes in other areas based on the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of assigned health plans; is involved in the development of new medical assistance programs; and performs other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualification Requirements
To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:
Prerequisite Knowledge and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of: Health care delivery systems; current principles and practices in health care financing; principles and practices of contract administration; various provisions found in service provider contracts; evaluative techniques; problem solving methods and techniques; and report writing.
Ability to: Learn, interpret, evaluate and explain applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and other technical materials; monitor and evaluate the performance of contracted parties to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts; analyze and evaluate information, identify problems and develop alternative solutions; establish and maintain effective working relationships; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and prepare clear and concise reports and correspondence.
Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Specialized Experience: Two and one-half years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development and/or administration of contracts which significantly involved one or a combination of the following:
A. Preparing proposals or formal requests for proposals for contractual services which involved the application of professional judgment and analysis in determining contract terms and conditions and/or developing proposals to meet such requirements.
B. Evaluating, developing, negotiating, or revising the content of proposals and/or contracts.
C. Monitoring and evaluating the performance of contracted parties to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions stipulated in the contracts.
One year of the experience must have involved the development and/or administration of contracts for health care services.
Substitutions Allowed: A law degree from a school of law accredited by a nationally recognized specialized accrediting body (or course work deemed comparable by a nationally recognized specialized accrediting body) may be substituted for one year of Specialized Experience; however, it may not be substituted for the required one year of experience involving the development and/or administration of contracts for health care services.
The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
- Other Information
The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.
PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans. To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer. For more information, please click: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
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The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.
In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in-person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of the application.
CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.