Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Baton Rouge, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A baccalaureate degree plus seven years of professional level social services experience, four years of which must have been as a supervisor of two or more professionals. SUBSTITUTIONS: Eight years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree only. Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree only, as follows: A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree. 15 to 29 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. 30 to 44 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. 45 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. 60 to 74 semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. 75 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for five years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. 90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for six years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree. College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of six years of full-time work experience. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree only. A master’s degree, doctoral degree or juris doctorate may substitute for two years of the required general experience. NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

This position is located in the cost center of Baton Rouge/MVA/MAP-EFO, (305-8321), pos#: 145020.

This vacancy may be filled only as a Detail to Special Duty who is working in the Medical Vendor Administration of the Department of Health and Hospitals.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Ø You are strongly encouraged to apply for this posting using your online application. It is recommended that you apply for all of the job titles that you are interested in. Ø Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guaranteed that everybody that applies to this posting will be interviewed. Ø Your application status can be checked online. If your status reads that you have been place on the eligibles list, that means that your application has been forwarded to the hiring supervisor. Ø Keep in mind that the hiring supervisor has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hire.
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Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on job application. For further information, that has not been stated above, about this vacancy contact:
micah.thomas@LA.GOV or

write to the following address: DHH/HRTSD P. O. Box 4818 Bin 28 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 This organization participates in E-Verify and for more information on E-Verify; please contact DHS @ 1-888-464-4218.

Job Concepts:
FUNCTION OF WORK: To serve as Regional Administrator for a region of the state in administering Medicaid programs and all matters impacting the administrative operations of the Medical Vendor Administration (MVA). LEVEL OF WORK: Administrator. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Administrative direction from a Program Manager 4-DHH or other higher level agency official. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Direct line over Assistant Medicaid Regional Administrator, Medicaid Area Managers and other supervisors. LOCATION OF WORK: Department of Health and Hospitals, MVA regional offices statewide. JOB DISTINCTIONS: Differs from Program Manager 4-DHH by the absence of statewide responsibility for all Medicaid eligibility activities.

Examples of Work:
EXAMPLES OF WORK: EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED. Directs and monitors all regional and parish unit operations within an assigned region of the state in the Medical Vendor Administration, Medicaid Eligibility. Directs the regional execution of Medicaid programs; establishes priorities, monitors and evaluates efficiency, quality and compliance with federal and state regulations; takes corrective action as necessary. Directs the preparation of regional annual budget requests, oversees fiscal matters (payroll, purchasing, procurement, leasing, etc.) and physical plant management for a regional facility and all local branch units within a region. Interviews, hires and evaluates regional and local office staff and recommends and/or approves the appointment, promotion, discipline or dismissal of staff in accordance with Civil Service and DHH rules. Proposes recommendations concerning staffing needs and assesses the effects of established caseload standards upon staff performance and productivity. Coordinates the operation of programs and the work of various disciplines and administrative services in a regional facility, local and satellite units, and with telecommuter employees working from home. Participates as liaison for the Medicaid Director with representatives of local, state, federal and private agencies and organizations, the general public, members of the State Legislature and the U.S. Congressional delegation regarding all administrative and programmatic concerns of MVA. Oversees the planning and implementation of regional staff development programs for professional and nonprofessional staff.

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