Missouri Medicaid Director (MO HealthNet Division Director)
Missouri Department of Social Services
December 28, 2017
Jefferson City, Missouri
Full Time - Experienced
The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking a leader for the state of Missouri’s Medicaid program, referred to as MO HealthNet. The MO HealthNet Division (MHD) administers the Medicaid program, providing a health care safety net program for low-income Missourians. MHD operates a nearly $10.0 billion Medicaid program and employs over 200 team members. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to drive innovation, reform and transformation to make Missouri’s Medicaid program a national leader in cost effective, results-driven health care delivery.
This position is based in the MO HealthNet Division headquarters in Jefferson City, Missouri and reports to the Director of the Department of Social Services as a member of the department’s Executive Leadership Team.
This position will make key policy decisions and shape administrative strategies to enhance the operating efficiency of Medicaid and related initiatives across the state. This position requires significant interaction with Missouri’s General Assembly, Missouri health care providers and health plans, other state departments, and numerous local and federal government agencies. Excellent communications skills and the ability to effectively engage stakeholders on important policy matters are essential. Strong leadership and creative problem-solving skills are critical.
Qualifications: Candidates should have extensive knowledge of federal and state public health care programs and policy, integrated health care systems, health care purchasing, the health insurance industry and national public health care issues and trends.
The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience at an executive level in a large agency. The person should be an innovative leader who embraces challenge, thinks analytically, with a management style that demonstrates courage and promotes competence, courtesy, collaboration, creativity, and effective communications. Candidates should have a passion for public service and a commitment to operating a Medicaid program for eligible Missouri citizens that delivers high quality, appropriate health care services at a good price for Missouri taxpayers.
Salary and Benefits: The maximum salary is $107,520. DSS offers an excellent benefits package including coverage under the Missouri State Employees Retirement System, Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan, deferred compensation plan, sick leave, annual leave and insurance benefits.
To Apply: The deadline to apply is January 26, 2018. Submit a DSS application, cover letter, and resume to Dawn.M.Plybon@dss.mo.gov or by mail to:
Missouri Department of Social Services Human Resource Center PO Box 1527, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1527 All applications will remain confidential.