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"When I was still in college and working at RTI as an intern, I knew it was somewhere that I wanted to work full-time one day. RTI holds its employees to the highest standards, which allows for continuous growth both professionally and personally. I love being able to walk around campus and be immersed in a community of knowledgeable, hard-working innovators who all have a primary goal of improving the human condition." Lily Duchesneau Financial Analyst- SSES Strategic Pricing Group
"It is a pleasure to be part of a company that has such a positive outreach and works to improve the human condition. With a great reputation in the local community and abroad, it is easy to feel proud of the products and services produced by RTI. I like the variation of my role and that I get to work with a wide variety of people across the globe. I enjoy working at RTI because it is a place that demands excellence while still allowing a healthy work-life balance." Tierra Vazquez Sr. Administrative Assistant-International Education
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Project Management
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SSES SPHERE
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190K5 Requisition #

Please note, this position is contingent upon awarding of the contract, with work expected to begin in October/November 2019.


RTI International’s Health Care Financing and Payment Program is seeking a Project Manager for large contracts to work with limited supervision and oversight from the project director and task leaders.  The Project Manager will be involved in health care payment and policy-focused projects. Having a working knowledge of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts will promote more effective communication between the project manager, the project team and clients.


This position is located in the Baltimore, MD area and will be required to be at the client site one day per week.

 
Responsibilities:
  • Create and execute project work plans and schedules, identifying and using appropriate industry-standard applications (i.e. enterprise software such as Microsoft Project, or cloud-based software such as Smartsheet)
  • Serve as a liaison to project director and task leaders, as well as business unit (i.e., division, center, etc.) management
  • Work with the project director to identify project issues and risks and determine and executes appropriate response strategies.
  • Interacts with and supports project team and external clients to ensure fulfillment of contract requirements.
  • Facilitate communication with the client and project team; sets up meetings, prepares agendas, prepares formal notes, and circulates edited notes to attendees.
  • Provide budgetary, operational, and financial management support to project director and task leaders, including 1) preparation of project financial documents (e.g., invoices, labor forecasting, monthly cost reports), 2) participation in work plan development, monitoring and evaluation processes, and reviews of project performance; updates project performance documentation; and 3) participation in contract modification (if needed).
  • Draft report sections and assume responsibility for the quality of written documents submitted as project deliverables.
  • Assume responsibility for being knowledgeable about all business unit-level standard processes; mentors less experienced staff regarding processes
  • Develop solutions to difficult and complex problems not covered by established procedures; proactively recommends improvements to standard practices and processes
  • Maintain existing and acquire new technical skills/competencies.
  • Ensure project documentation is appropriately versioned and stored on project shares
  • Manage consultant and subcontracting arrangements, including onboarding of those staff
  • Facilitate communication with the client and project team; sets up meetings, prepares agendas, prepares formal notes, and circulates edited notes to attendees
  • Has technical knowledge of content areas relevant to the successful management of projects in this area, such as Medicare payment policy. 
  • Maintain a strong client focus and develop an eye for innovation (i.e. exploring/evaluating existing and new technologies) in day-to-day project activities.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and 1 year of relevant experience in social science, public health, or related field; or Bachelor's degree and 4 years' relevant experience in social science, public health, or related field
  • Work experience in project administration and/or project or project management
  • Knowledge of and experience with current technologies and project management techniques 
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (i.e., MS Word, Outlook, Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, etc.)
  • Understanding of grants, federal contracts, and other award mechanisms
  • Ability to manage the stress associated with meeting frequent, multiple, tight, and competing deadlines
  • Ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week when workload and deadlines require 
  • Ability to work well with people from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to listen and communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work one day per week at the client site in the Baltimore, MD area
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP or other project management-related certification preferred, but not required 
  • Quality management experience
  • Experience managing sub-contractors
  • Medicare health policy experience

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