Department Manager, Health Policy - McLean - job 958395

Mitre Corporation

Date: 07/22/2021

City: McLean, Virginia

Employment type: Full-time

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As a member of MITRE's Health Innovation Center, the candidate would oversee the successful execution of work performed by staff in the Health Policy Department, and provide strategic support across MITRE's health work programs, and continue to grow L224's delivery footprint. This position requires subject matter expertise in health policy governing federal health programs within HHS, CMS, VA, DoD and/or other.

Primary Responsibility

  • Provide overall health policy leadership to MITRE's health work program.
  • Provide policy leadership to MITRE’s various policy environments working in both policy and regulatory efforts through the Policy Platform.
  • Advise MITRE projects and program development activities in the areas of health policy, health economics, insurance coverage, payment reforms, and other areas across the domain. This advice is based on being recognized for comprehensive understanding of industry or government principles, strategies, techniques, standards, or other elements.
  • Oversee and develop technical products such as research papers, briefing papers, and recommendations for program implementation and direct complex research, planning and policy development projects.
  • Work closely with senior government officials to provide policy and regulatory advice in support of health program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Working with the Health Policy Department management team, manage the department, and oversee the quality of deliverables for relevant tasks and projects.
  • Models and lives corporate values and cultural attributes behaviors: speed, risk-taking, adaptability, collaboration, and grace and respect, and holds their people accountable for demonstrating the same to ensure continuous improvement within the department and on all aspects of the department's work program.
  • Lead and manage department's personnel activities, including: identification, recruitment, development, and retention of personnel required to realize the department's mission, vision, strategy, goals, and objectives; preparation of staff performance assessments, salary adjustment recommendations, and promotions; and adjudication of staff grievances, issues, and conflicts. Mange, oversee, and reconcile the department's budgets and expenditures.
  • Participate as an active member of the Health Innovation Center Division Management team, influencing division-level decision making and activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in policy and regulation creation, evaluation, planning including the use of technology in these activities.
  • Experience directly related to planning, coordinating, and evaluating health programs; developing, directing, and administering policies and programs addressing health issues; and thinking critically to design and lead strategies that anticipate potential problems or challenges and maximize the impact of health programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead federal health projects and provide high-quality policy advice to senior federal agency personnel.
  • Experience in the areas of health policy at the federal, state, or local level, developing, designing, and implementing healthcare policies and programs, and providing healthcare thought leadership.
  • Experience developing and building a high-quality federal health policy team, including strategic planning, hiring and development.
  • Demonstrated management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A terminal degree (JD, MD, PhD) or advanced degree in public policy or health services fields (ex: MPH).
  • Administrative law experience, with in-depth knowledge of requirements associated with both formal and informal rulemaking processes.
  • Expert in program design and implementation of federal health programs, with a distinguished record of demonstrating innovative policy approaches to healthcare problems, and successfully implementing changes to federal healthcare programs.

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):


Salary compensation range and midpoint:

$171,300 - $248,200 - $342,600 Annual

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