EPMO Deputy Director

5 - 7 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/10/17
Frankfort, KY
5 - 7 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/10/17

The EPMO Deputy Director is part of a larger team that supports a Medicaid Enterprise Project for a Kentucky state agency. The EPMO Deputy Director has overall responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities of the project team. This position is second in command to the EPMO Director and is responsible for supporting many of the same duties as the EPMO Director. Responsibilities include successful project implementation through the following activities:

Additional duties include:

  • Support Cognosante Enterprise Portfolio/Project Management methodology, process and implementation guidance
  • Assist with the development, maintenance, and execution of the Enterprise Project Management Plan and Integrated Project Plans
  • Facilitate and manage executive stakeholder/governance meetings: Project Steering Committee(s), policy advisory committee(s), and other stakeholder meetings
  • Monitor progress and quality against the established Project Management Plan
  • Oversee daily activities of EPMO team including making assignments
  • Evaluate whether the Contractor work plans, including tools and resource allocations, are appropriate and reasonable in meeting project timeframes
  • Monitor Contractor compliance with project tasks and deliverables, or approved modifications
  • Review and guide the EPMO team’s work to ensure that all project identified processes and methodologies are executed and followed as applicable
  • Maintain oversight of the overall project resources, schedule, key milestones, deliverables and status of each project phase
  • Participate in project activities and review and comment on essential project documents to ensure an effective project management process (including, but not limited to: risk management, schedule and cost management, change management and issue resolution) is consistent with approved project plans
  • Monitor outcomes of project controlling activities such as risk identification and mitigation, issue resolution, budget status, change requests affecting scope, etc. to ensure processes are being utilized, are effective, and updated as needed
  • Communicate project status, risks and issues to the client
  • Prepare or contribute to status reports and agendas for weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly meetings
  • Conduct and manage high-level project status communication, including issue resolution, change control, etc., to Project Sponsor(s) and executive stakeholders
  • Participate in and communicate organizational project strategy decisions
  • Communicate project status, risks and issues to the Executive Team members
  • Prepare or contribute to status reports and agendas for weekly, bi-weekly, monthly meetings
  • Ensure the applicable EPMO standards are used to complete project tasks

Employee is expected to undertake any additional duties as they are assigned by their Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 6years of experience
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Minimum 5years Project Management experience managing Health and Human Services project(s)
  • Minimum 2years of PMO or EPMO experience

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience on an MMIS implementation project a plus
  • Must be a team player and a consistent, dependable performer with an excellent work ethic, flexible "can-do" attitude, and a results-driven commitment to success
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage work to a defined schedule
  • Capable of conducting meetings and making presentations
  • Experience using SharePoint and Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, problem-solving and customer service skills

Cognosante’s Consulting Services has been helping states implement and manage the complex health and human services (HHS) programs for 27years. CCS supports implementation and management of MMIS, Integrated Eligibility, Behavioral Health, Child Welfare and Women Infants and Children (WIC) systems. Our consultants understand the business of health and human services and support state and federal agencies to plan, design, develop, implement, operate and enhance their information systems to increase efficiency, effectiveness, accessibility and responsiveness and protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of the citizens they serve.


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