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Project Manager

Date Posted:  Jun 17, 2022
Requisition ID:  331642

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Family & Social Services Administration: 

The Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) is a division within the Family and Social Services Administration, which receives around 13 percent of the state's budget to ensure vital health care coverage to approximately 1 in 5 Hoosiers. OMPP strives to build programs and processes that enable Hoosiers to live in fully engaged communities and reach their greatest emotional, mental and physical well-being. Our mission is to support individual and community well-being with effective and efficient programs, remarkable collaborations, measurable impact on individuals and communities, and an energized staff that is fully engaged with this mission. 


Salary:  The annual minimum starting salary for this position is $ 41,574.00.  Salary may be commensurate with relevant experience/education.   


Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


The Program Director administers a program within a State Agency and serves as a specialist in this area.  This role will serve as the manager of the OMPP Project Management Office and will function as a project manager on significant projects including the development and implementation of policy and program changes, establishing new Medicaid programs, and ensuring compliance with Federal Medicaid regulations.    

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Develop and direct the strategic planning of multiple projects
  • Oversee coordination of personnel and resources required to successfully complete projects
  • Provide coaching, guidance, direction and leadership to the project team and project managers
  • Provide conflict resolution within project teams
  • Provide support in the development of a strong project management culture by coaching and mentoring OMPP staff who are working as project managers on specific projects.  
  • Responsible for providing monitoring and feedback on the work done by project managers for OMPP PMO sponsored projects to assure compliance with PMO policy and procedure standards. 
  • Complete program reporting to track project status for the projects. 
  • Report up to OMPP PMO Manager on project status

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Preferred Experience:


  • A Bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, business, or similar. One or more years of project management experience preferred.
  • Associates plus 4 years of project management experience may substitute.
  • Ability to establish priorities, set deadlines and carry out periodic reviews; high degree of self-motivation and independent working
  • Ability to develop and conduct presentations to diverse groups of people including Chief Executive Officers of contractors
  • Ability to establish and maintain meaningful work relationships with professional groups, legislators, media and the public
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, including SharePoint; advanced experience with Excel preferred
  • Must communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; must be able to interact with diverse populations, communicate effectively and appropriately with each and to maintain a high level of professionalism

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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