Job Description

PHOENIX 55,100.00-77,500.00

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Teamwork

Administrative Project Manager 2


First Resume Review: 01/30/2019

This position will remain open until filled.

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid Agency, is driven by the passion to deliver comprehensive and cost effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is nationally acclaimed as a model for other Medicaid programs and recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service. Visit our careers page to learn more about AHCCCS. Use your skills to benefit others; join the AHCCCS Team!


The Division of Health Care Management (DHCM) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Administrative Project Manager 2. This position will provide critical project management support in order to facilitate successful execution of DHCM projects. Projects will primarily be specific to DHCM’s Clinical Unit, which includes Quality Management, Medical Management, Maternal Child Health and EPSDT, Clinical Resolution Unit and Quality Improvement. This individual will need to assess project feasibility, determine program goals, develop implementation tools and set effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and internal management control standards. This position will serve as the lead subject matter expert in a variety of areas including acquiring necessary subject matter knowledge in Arizona Management System (AMS) or LEAN. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Gain sufficient knowledge and understanding of agency initiatives and policies in order to facilitate and lead project teams and assess and improve overall effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the team when applicable; identify, diagnose and consult on problem areas related to implementation and goal achievement; and make decisions regarding alternative courses of action.

* Directly work as well as obtain resources necessary to achieve desired project objective; assume responsibility for the effective use of government resources; and coordinate with key officials both within and outside the organization to gain understanding and support for the project.

* Lead efforts to oversee and advance agency initiatives for Quality Improvement.

* Monitor and facilitate coordination activities and compliance to CMS Managed Care Rules, e.g. Quality Strategy and Quality Rating System

* Support Clinical Administrator and managers with meeting coverage, data analytics, planning and project support.

* Provide LEAN Champion support.


* Clinical expertise in the delivery of services in the various areas and functions of the health care system, including physical health, behavioral health services and long term care supports, population health and serving Children and Families with Special Health Care Needs.

* Demonstrated knowledge of health care industry, integrated care delivery systems and Medicaid Managed Care concepts and practices such as EPSDT and Social Determinants of Health.

* Knowledge of concepts and techniques associated with strategic planning, implementation, quality management, medical management, process improvement and change management

* Must be skilled in producing written information in a succinct and organized manner that is appropriate for intended audience.

* Requires organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize projects and meet deadlines, possess effective communication, presentation skills and research skills.

* Must have the ability to work independently and must be self-motivated as well as to interact, influence and motivate internal and external stakeholders.

* Ability to bring thought leadership to clinical initiatives and strategies and to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external Stakeholder groups including leadership at all levels.


* Masters Degree in Public Health, Social Work or related areas


At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan. Click here to learn more about benefits.


Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 417-4497. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. AHCCCS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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