Department of Administrative Services

Assistant Health Care Advocate (4536MP)

$38.44-$52.41 Hourly / $3,075.13-$4,192.64 BiWeekly /
$80,261.00-$109,428.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Health Care Advocate, this class is accountable for assisting in the management of daily operations of the agency.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

There will be no more than one (1) Assistant Health Care Advocate position within the Office of Health Care Advocate.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from the Health Care Advocate.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises professional and support staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Assists in directing the staff and operations of the agency; coordinates, plans and manages the activities of the agency; assists in the formulation of program goals and objectives; develops or assists in the development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares or assists in the preparation of the agency budget; prepares reports; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of the agency who might impact on program activities; assists with legislative and health care advocacy processes; represents the agency at public functions and meetings; manages programs, grants and projects as assigned; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of health benefits case management, utilization review and managed care appeal processes; considerable knowledge of advocacy process; knowledge of healthcare delivery systems; knowledge of health maintenance organizations; knowledge of state legislative and regulation process; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret health coverage plans.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of experience in health care advocacy, insurance regulation, the insurance industry, nursing, managed care and/or healthcare administration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a management, supervisory or consultative capacity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in healthcare advocacy, healthcare management, nursing, business administration, insurance, finance, public administration, public health or other related area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. One (1) year as a Health Care Advocate Program Manager may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this may be required to travel.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(33)-Social Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 63

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Assistant Health Care Advocate in salary group MP 62 approved December 27, 2013. (Revised to modify content and adjust Salary Group)

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/26/2014

CLASS: 4536MP; EST: 12/27/2013; REV: 12/26/2014;