Wisconsin State Government Contracts Specialist - IRIS Program in Dane, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Medicaid Services (DMS); Bureau of Adult Long Term Care Services (BALTCS) is currently recruiting to fill a Contracts Specialist-Advanced in Madison, WI.

DHS is located at 1 W. Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison; near the State Capitol and the Monona Terrace, the Wednesday Farmers' Market, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path. In addition to a top-rate benefits packageincluding enrollment in the State of Wisconsin retirement plan, 9 paid holidays, 3.5 weeks of paid leave, sick leave ,and excellent health insurance, DHS also offers on-site yoga classes, indoor walking area and a supportive and collaborative work environment. This position offers work-life balance with Monday-Friday hours. Position Summary:

The Include, Respect, I Self-Direct (IRIS) program is a Medicaid home and community-based services waiver for self-directed long-term supports. The Contracts Specialist will primarily be responsible for the inventory, development and governance of the office of IRIS Management (OIM) contracts.

This position will also be responsible for the development, tracking and preparation for approval of the ICA and FEA provider payments. This position will also help oversee the non-benefit (i.e. administrative) contracts in IRIS which include; ombudsmen services, 1-2 bedroom certification, self-directed personal care oversight agency, IRIS call center, and the complaint, grievance and quality assurance contract, and the IRIS case management software contract with Micropact. In addition, this position will be responsible for the forms and publication management in OIM.

Special Notes:

Due to the nature of this position, all applicants will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and managing contracts; performing tasks such as reviewing for compliance, evaluating reporting measures, and/or meeting contractual deadlines.

  • Experience providing training and/or technical assistance and problem resolution to contracted providers.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.

Well qualified candidates will also have:

  • Experience in the collection, analysis and reporting of contractual obligations and non-contract compliance.

  • Experience reviewing policies and procedures and identifying opportunities for contract improvements.

  • Experience with long term care programs.

  • Experience with accounting principles, practices, or programs.

How To Apply:

To apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume and letter of qualifications in a Word or PDF compatible format. To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Your resume and letter of qualifications are very important parts of your application at DHS and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to this job.For suggestions on what to include when developing your resume and letter, please click here.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please note important information regarding this recruitment may be communicated via email.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on WDVA's website.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

County(ies): Dane

Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary: The starting salary is between $60,320-$72,800 per year depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule and range 07-03. A 12 month probationary period is required.

Contact: Shannon Kavorik, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-9165, Shannon.Kavorik@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: 6/24/2018

Assessment Information: 04373 - 079 CONTRACTS SPECIALIST - ADVANCED Preview Assessment

Classification Title: / JAC: CONTRACTS SPECIALIST - ADVANCED 18-01047

Job Working Title: Contracts Specialist - Advanced