Director, Medicare Plan Payment Group

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Center for Medicare within CMS, in Baltimore, MD 21244.

As the Director, Medicare Plan Payment Group, you will provide executive leadership, direction and coordination for the spectrum of activities done within CMS to develop, implement, operate and improve all payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs).
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Responsibilities

  • Develops and improves all payment policies related to the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit and the Medicare Advantage program
  • Responsible for developing and executing on strategic initiatives to reduce lower drug prices and beneficiary out-of-pocket costs in Part D.
  • Responsible for developing and executing on strategic initiatives to strengthen the Medicare Advantage program, including changes that foster innovation and value.
  • Directs the development, refinement, and implementation of mechanisms to risk adjust payments to PDPs and MA plans in order to ensure that plans have the resources necessary to care for patients with the greatest health care needs.
  • Identifies innovations and best practices in the payment of Part D prescription drug benefits and MA coverage.
  • Responsible for operational processes and systems to calculate and validate payments to Part D and MA plans.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • One year SES probationary period required.
  • The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
  • Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.
  • All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. You will be required to sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Qualifications

All competitive candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the Fundamental Competencies, five Executive Core Qualifications, and the Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below. Evidence of this experience must be incorporated into your five page resume. Separate narratives for the Executive Core Qualifications and/or Professional/Technical Qualifications will not be accepted or considered. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

Fundamental Competencies:
Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
  • Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ)

    This position also requires that you possess the PTQ that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQ must be evident in your resume.

    1. Comprehensive knowledge of laws, policies, and regulations that apply to administration of a national and/or statewide healthcare program or large-scale health care entity and a demonstrated ability to use this knowledge to assess and improve effectiveness, management processes and systems to achieve organizational results.

    2. Demonstrated experience, in an executive leadership position or function, in navigation and collaboration with a wide range of senior leaders on complex issues concerning a national/state health care program or large-scale health care entity.

    It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs.
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview

    If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs for submission and certification by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft the ECQs.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Salary for SES positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range is found at the top of this announcement. The selectee for this position may be eligible for annual performance bonuses and performance-based pay adjustments.

    Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
  • Minimum requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
  • Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualification for this position based on the information in your application. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selection official.
  • Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selection official for consideration and possible interview.


  • Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit and/or complete the following documents to be considered for the position:
  • Resume that contains your full name, address and phone number, and does not exceed the five page limit;
  • Cover Letter (optional);
  • Online Assessment Questionnaire. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10486108
  • NOTE: THE USAJOBS RESUME TEMPLATE MAY RESULT IN A RESUME BEING LONGER THAN FIVE PAGES. PLEASE VERIFY PAGE LENGTH BEFORE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.

    Applicants who are currently, or were previously, Federal employees must also submit:
  • An SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status; and
  • Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.
  • NOTE: Documents submitted that are not listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

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