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Healthcare Project Manager Austin, Tx

Austin, Texas · Information Technology
Healthcare Program Manager
Agency: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Solicitation: 537400908R
Location:  1100 W 49th St Austin, TX 78757
Duration: On-going, no ending date
Visa: Must be US Citizen, Green Card, EAD. No H1B

Required/Preferred Skills: 
  • 4 years, Required - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in business evaluation, strategic planning, and resource allocation.
  • 4 years, Required - Knowledge of computer systems and data systems, processes and visualization tools, and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies.
  • 4 years, Required - Knowledge of public administration and management techniques; program planning and implementation, and project management practices, principles, and processes.
  • 4 years, Preferred - Business, program, and system analysis.
  • 4 years, Preferred - Developing goals, objectives, and procedures to monitor and evaluate progress.
  • 4 years, Preferred - Organizing and presenting complex information.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission requires the services of 1 Program Manager 2, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of Program Manager 2, Project Management and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

All work products resulting from the project shall be considered "works made for hire" and are the property of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission  and may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Candidates) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by Texas law. Texas Health and Human Services Commission will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Candidate(s).

Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization. Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization. Creating and managing long-term goals. Developing a budget and operating plan for the program.

DSHS Immunization Business Operation Unit is seeking approval to hire one Program Manager II position as a temporary contractor with an hourly rate of $120.87/hour for FY 24 and FY 25 for a total cost of $265,914 based upon the DIR ITSAC Not-to-Exceed Rate (NTE). This position will assist Immunization with identifying program functions by assessing the required objectives to staffing resources for the future due to the ending of COVID-19 Grant funds. The position will work within a team of temporary contractors to assist Immunization leadership in operational review, evaluation, and planning to identify operational efficiency. The staff augmentation will assist program unit directors with insight of programs effectiveness, identify strengths, and area of improvements.  

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) business evaluation and planning under the direction of the Section Director. Participates in business analysis, process planning, and agency policy and procedure development and implementation. Coordinates projects and team activities to achieve Section goals and objectives. Studies and analyzes operations and issues, and prepares reports of findings and recommendations in the different points of service. Prepares and assists in the preparation of administrative reports, studies, and specialized technical projects. Provides consultative services and technical assistance to plan, implement, and monitor effective programs and services. Works with program staff in determining trends and resolving technical issues. Reviews and evaluates information on service delivery system methods, outputs, and activities to identify gaps in resources and recommend improvements. Develops procedures and workflows. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule and performs other duties as assigned.
(30%) Conducts detailed studies and reviews, defines problems in areas such as administrative practices, workflow, and other business processes. Functions as a consultant to plan, implement and monitor effective business process improvement recommendations. 
(25%) Develops management/workflow reporting tools for program areas. Compile and analyze statistical information to assist management in making informed decisions. 
(20%) Assist with tracking the development and approval of business processes, systems, and reporting requirements. Coordinates with program and IT staff in discovery, development, and implementation of program systems.
(20%) Develop workflow procedures and provide training, technical assistance, and information-sharing to program staff.
(5%) Other duties as assigned: include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. The division is an active partner in response activities. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in business evaluation, strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, coordination of people and resources, and of project management principles and practices; computer systems and data systems, processes, and visualization tools; public administration and management techniques; program planning and implementation; Project Management practices, principles, and processes; Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies.
Skill in business, program, and system analysis; developing goals, objectives, and procedures to monitor and evaluate progress; writing analyses, documentation, and reports; organizing and presenting complex information to a variety of audiences verbally and in writing; identifying problems, evaluating alternatives, and negotiating and implementing solutions; translating complex technical information verbally and in writing for non-technical audiences.
Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with all stakeholders to deliver multiple interdependent initiatives that span various stakeholders; devise effective solutions to administrative and fiscal barriers and problems; concise, accurate reports; develop and evaluate policies and procedures; write and revise standards and procedures; assess and manage priorities; communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively; work in a team-approach collaborative environment; apply a critical and analytical approach to problem-solving; gather, assemble, and analyze facts; plan, organize, schedule, and monitor completion of assigned projects; work independently and to deliver results in an environment of broad, consultative management.

Services are expected to start 06/01/2024 and are expected to complete by 08/31/2024. Total estimated hours per Candidate shall not exceed 500 hours. This service may be amended, renewed, and/or extended providing both parties agree to do so in writing.

Services shall be provided during normal business hours unless otherwise coordinated through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding State holidays when the agency is closed.

The primary work location(s) will be at 1100 W 49th St Austin, TX 78757. Any and all travel, per diem, parking, and/or living expenses shall be at the Candidate's and/or Vendor's expense. Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide pre-approved, written authorization for travel for any services to be performed away from the primary work location(s). Pre-approved travel expenses are limited to the rates and comply with the rules prescribed by the State of Texas for travel by its classified employees, including any requirement for original receipts.

The Candidate(s) may be required to work outside the normal business hours on weekends, evenings and holidays, as requested. Payment for work over 40 hours will be at the hourly rate quoted and must be coordinated and pre-approved through Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Onsite required Mon - Fri
Location: required to be local to Austin, Tx
Interviews will be conducted through Microsoft Teams
Debbie Pedigo
CEO / Senior Staffing Consultant
Pedigo Staffing Services
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