Public Consulting Group

Policy & Project Coordinator

Job Locations US-ME-Augusta
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/3/2022 9:10 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Customer Service/Support
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Health Services


Policy & Project Coordinator - MaineCare in Augusta, ME


Staffing Solutions Organization LLC (SSO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Consulting Group, is focused on delighting clients with world-class managed staffing and talent consulting services. SSO is committed to a diverse workforce, which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve.


Background and Job Duties: 

Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provided states with a temporary 10 percentage point increase to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) expenditures. HCBS provides critical supports and services to thousands of older adults and individuals with disabilities in Maine, enabling them to live in their homes and communities, rather than in nursing homes and other institutions. This temporary funding must be used by March 31, 2024, to improve or enhance Medicaid HCBS. Projects might include facilitating stakeholder input and its incorporation in a new program or development of a new setting for services.


The position will sit within OMS but will need to communicate across multiple offices at DHHS, including the Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS), and shall require experienced research and coordination skills. Tasks will include project planning and tracking, stakeholder engagement, and initial involvement as new programs and initiatives are being developed.


This position will act as a lead for a project to assess the viability of offering a new transportation service to MaineCare members who receive certain HCBS. This will include gathering input on and drafting a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit a vendor to do the assessment, drafting the contract resulting from the RFP[SM1] , managing the awarded vendor, and facilitating information sharing on project progress and results between the vendor and DHHS. Additionally, the position will act as the OMS lead for Department projects related to new HCBS self-direction waiver initiatives. This will include evaluating and researching other Medicaid 1915(c) self-direction and lifespan waivers, coordinating with DHHS staff and contracted consultants on the waiver implementation and transition process, and participating in stakeholder engagement sessions throughout the waiver development process.  


The successful candidate for this role must demonstrate proficiency in project coordination, oral and written communication, and a basic comprehension of publicly funded supports and services. The Policy and Project Coordinator will need to manage and track progress against a project plan. The position will be expected to maintain relationships with DHHS leadership, other interested parties, and contracted entities and will work closely with the state of Maine Attorney General’s Office. The position will be expected to represent OMS and DHHS to other internal and external stakeholders and partners







To qualify, your background must include a seven (7) year combination of education and experience in public health, health care, human services, project management, or public policy. A professional degree in a related field is preferred.  


Preferred experience includes:

·       Experience with and knowledge of the Medicaid program and/or other health and human services programs serving low-income populations

·       Lived experience with Medicaid and/or other health-related social needs common to individuals and families receiving Medicaid coverage


The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:


·   Experience with the analysis, development, and/or implementation of new policy and programs;


·      The ability to work independently and collaboratively; to work with minimal direction, as well as times with direct guidance; and to be adaptive to changing needs;


·   The ability to research federal rules and regulations for the provision of developmental, Medicaid HCBS and long-term care services; and



·   A proven record of success managing multiple long- and short-term projects, including facilitating meetings, gathering input and gaining consensus from multiple stakeholder groups, tracking project status, and working with project team members to keep work on schedule. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. 

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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