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PLANNING DIR STATE , Health Information Policy

$ 26.02-$ 38.69 hourly, $ 54,330-$ 80,785 annually

Date Posted:   09/12/2013
Closing Date:   09/23/2013
Working Title:   Health Policy Project Manager
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   HP/Health Economics Program
Location:   Golden Rule Bldg, St. Paul
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000458
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   no
Job Grouping:   General Administration
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   This position is located in the Health Economics Program in the Health Policy Division at the Minnesota Department of Health.

This position will manage a complex and multifaceted project with fast paced timelines. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a long range project plan involving integrated efforts of contractors, agency staff, community partners, advisory boards, and staff in other agencies as part of the state's overall comprehensive policy program/project known as the Provider Peer Grouping project (PPG).

This position requires advanced project management skills to develop methodologies for data collection; coordinate efforts by others in support of the project; manage complex timelines involving diverse project contributors; identify and clarify issues during the project; and assign project team members to prepare recommendations for project resolution.

Responsibilities include:
1) Provide planning expertise and direction on PPG project management matters, including timeline, direction, progress oversight, project evaluation and solutions to project challenges. Establish coordinated planning efforts with staff in other state agencies, contractors, stakeholders, community partners, advisory and technical committees.
2)Serve as team lead providing planning expertise and staff level project management for collection of the statewide APCD and work with other planning staff to co-ordinate it's use through managed efforts with other state agencies, contractors, stakeholders, community partners, advisory and technical committees.
3) Collaborate with management to guide MDH on PPG project, APCD data collection, and other potential health reform policies and future activity planning.
4) Support rule-writing activities, contracting, and RFP development.
Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelors degree and three years of advanced professional experience in the planning, implementation and administration related to the management of health information, health information technology and/or health information exchange.

A J.D. or Master's degree in health policy, public policy or related area may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Knowledge of federal and state laws pertaining to patient privacy protections, security and confidentiality of health information and related issues. These laws include but are not limited to the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Clinical and Economic Health Act (HITECH), and the Minnesota Health Records Act.

Principles and practices of research and analysis techniques sufficient to formulate study design and methodology and to coordinate and direct work of consultants and interdisciplinary task forces.

Knowledge of planning principles, methods and techniques and ability to apply laws, rules and regulations sufficient to develop or assist in the development of statewide plans.

Experience overseeing and directing complex, statewide new program development, implementation and evaluation

Ability to review and evaluate technical reports and planning documents.

Ability to identify and evaluate information/data and develop policy and program management recommendations and to conceptualize alternative solutions to complex issues and convey them to diverse audiences.

Ability to write, edit and organize material from diverse sources to prepare comprehensive plans and communicate oral and written presentations for use within and
outside the department.

Ability to develop techniques and procedures for accomplishing goals and objectives to design work plans for major studies and to direct their implementation.

Ability to organize and lead diverse internal/external stakeholder teams.

Ability to apply critical analysis, problem-solving, priority-setting, conflict management, group facilitation and negotiation skills, and knowledge of public health to promote the state/local partnership and enhance local public health agency management and practice.

Preferred Qualifications:   In addition to the minimum qualifications:

A Master's degree in public policy, public administration, project management, economics, sociology or other related field.

Knowledge of healthcare claims based data and health care reporting systems.

Knowledge of health care policies and national reform efforts at the state and federal levels.

Knowledge of Minnesota health care market, providers, and payer organizations.

Strong prior record of project leadership and management.

Selection Process:   The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation.

Certain Disabled Veterans ? Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779.

How to Apply:   This position is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of the Minnesota Department of Health who are currently in a Planning Director State-Health Information Policy position and who are eligible to bid will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:

1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you've completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#13HEAL000458) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.

2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#13HEAL000458) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at or by calling 651-259-3637.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Kevan Edwards, 651-201-3551/