Public Consulting Group

Policy Coordinator - MaineCare

Job Locations US-ME-Augusta | US-ME-South Portland
Posted Date 6 months ago(9/20/2022 2:40 PM)
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Regular Full-Time
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Staffing Solutions Organization



Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, technology, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals worldwide—all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm has extensive experience in all 50 states, Canada, and a growing practice in Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit   



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



Policy Coordinator – Office of Aging & Disability Services in Augusta, ME



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.



The Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks a limited-period Policy Coordinator (PC) to provide both policy coordination and development support as we operationalize this funding opportunity. The work will be within OADS, but need to communicate across multiple programs at DHHS, including the Office of MaineCare Services and shall require experienced policymaking and coordination skills. Tasks will include policy writing, meeting facilitation, project tracking, and implementation among several project initiatives.



The successful candidate for this role must demonstrate proficiency in writing, project coordination, communication, and a basic comprehension of publicly funded supports and services. The PC will need to manage and track progress against a project plan as well as identify and manage risk. The PC will be expected to maintain relationships with DHHS leadership, other initiative coordinators, contracted entities, and stakeholders, and work closely with the Attorney General’s Office. The PC will interact frequently with OADS Associate Directors and other members of the DHHS senior leadership team.



The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in the following areas:


  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; with minimal direction, as well as times with direct guidance; and to be adaptive to changing needs;
  • Ability to effectively create agendas for and facilitate meetings;
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including active listening;
  • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data;
  • Ability to use technology-based communications (i.e., Internet, Web) and e-mail systems for effective communication and collaboration among large project teams;
  • Ability to research and develop rules, regulations, and policies for the provision of developmental, adult protective and long-term care services;
  • Ability to draft multiple rule revisions and develop proposals for alternatives when necessary;
  • Ability to consult with service providers and various officials; prepare and conduct public hearings on proposed rules;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and agencies, with attention to state, regional and national trends and best practices.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with the executive management team, program managers, and other internal and external stakeholders who are involved in policy and program.






  • Bachelor’s degree in management, human services, law, public policy or a related field, and six (6) years’ experience in policy, law, or health care
  • A law or master’s degree in management, policy, or planning are preferred
  • Education may be substituted for experience on a year-to-year basis






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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