Advanced Planning Analyst

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Job Title: Advanced Planning Analyst
Location: Tallahassee, FL  (Hybrid)
Job Type: Contract
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Employment Eligibility: Gravity cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer directly 
Position Overview
The Advance Planning Analyst (working title) ideal candidate will have a combination of project management, communications, business analysis and technical writing skills as well as prior experience producing Advance Planning Documents (APDs).
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, coordinate, and write/update APDs and associated documentation required for planning, implementation, and operations activities according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (HHS CMS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) guidelines, including but not limited to APDUs, Monthly Status Reports, CMS Outcomes, and State Specific Goals.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with various teams, vendors, and stakeholders to support the APD process.
  • Facilitate and coordinate various meetings to support the gathering, analysis, and finalization of information for the APD process.
  • Maintain awareness of CMS HHS and USDA FNS policy updates, regulations, and standards for APDs as applicable and serve as the expert on the subject.
  • Provide education to project team members and stakeholders on compliance processes, including outcome statements and outcomes and metric development.
  • Participate in meetings with federal partners and the Department.
  • Participate in procurement development processes as appropriate and monitor associated progress.
  • Report status updates to program leadership on progress with APD development and associated activity reporting.
  • Collect documentation content from business and technical staff
  • Independently review and prepare documents for review and approval.
  • Organize material and complete writing assignments according to agency standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology

Required Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, information technology, public administration, management information systems or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience developing advance planning documents preferred.
  • Minimum 3+ years prior state government/public sector experience with health and human services programs preferred (such as Medicaid, MMIS, claims processing, eligibility, HHS analytics, SNAP, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of government regulations as they pertain to the advance planning document writing process.
  • Strong communication and follow-up skills.
  • Experience managing multiple priorities/projects including project scope and understanding of schedules, quality, change management and project financials.
  • Prior business analyst or project management experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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