Job Description

Assistant Director - Finance, Rate Development, and Data

  • 496288
  • Full-time


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs, and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.

Assistant Director - Finance, Rate Development, and Data


Posting Details:

Salary: $115,000 - $130,000 

Grade: E4

Job Summary:

The Division of Health Care Management (DHCM) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Assistant Director - Finance, Rate Development, & Data. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Health Plan Operations, the Assistant Director position will be responsible for the leadership of the following units: Actuarial, Actuarial Analysis, AHCCCS Office of Data Analytics, Finance & Reinsurance, and Reimbursement. The AD also has shared oversight over the DHCM Administration Unit, and handling the day-to-day administrative functions including, but not limited to, procurement activities and budget oversight.

Job Duties:

* Oversight of the Actuarial, Actuarial Analysis, AHCCCS Office of Data Analytics, Finance & Reinsurance, and Reimbursement Units; shared oversight of the Administration Unit.

* Co-lead the DHCM Management Team to coordinate work processes, meet deadlines, maintain a smooth running operation, promote a positive morale in the Division, ensuring staff are equipped to be able to meet their responsibilities.

* Attend and/or lead Division, Agency, and External meetings related to the programs and activities of DHCM, as appropriate.

* Update the Agency Director and/or Deputy Director on the status of programs, projects, and activities, identifying any issues and new information that needs to be elevated to the Director's Office. Serve as an active participant on the Agency's Leadership Team.

* Special projects and assignments as directed by the Agency Director and Deputy Director

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

* Federal and State regulations for Medicaid

* Research techniques for collecting, analyzing, interpreting and communicating results to others

* Principles and practices of program/project management, and effective supervision of a management team

* Techniques of budget development

* Claims and encounter data, and the ability to analyze payment data and prepare fiscal impact analysis

* Accounting, financial reporting, auditing and financial analysis

Selective Preference(s):

* Advanced degree in healthcare or finance fields preferred.

* Masters Level degree in business or health care administration may be substituted with demonstrated experience.

* Experience in the design, development and administration of managed health care programs. Strong experience in managing, motivating, and coordinating high-level professionals.


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.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.

Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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