MACPAC Job Description: Chief Information Officer 
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Introductory Statement:
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission’s (MACPAC) is a Congressional support agency that advises the U.S. Congress on key Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program topics. MACPAC is mandated to issue reports to the Congress on March 15 and June 15 of each year. The reports provide the Congress with current and relevant information about the Medicaid and CHIP programs, their roles in the U.S. health care system, and the key policy and data issues to be addressed to guide the Congress’ policy decisions on topics outlined in the Commission’s statutory charge. MACPAC develops the analytic base for these reports and carries out its mission by conducting independent policy and data analysis and health services research on key Medicaid and CHIP topics.

Major Duties:
The CIO reports to the Deputy Director for Operations, Finance and Management and is responsible for providing the strategic vision on information technologies and security for MACPAC. The CIO will oversee and manage MACPAC’s information systems, data, and technology resources including: networking, software, servers, information security, and end-user equipment. The position requires strong management, supervisory, budgeting, and presentation skills as well as the ability to be hands on with all systems. In addition, the position requires the ability to strategically plan for the integration and utilization of appropriate technology to support MACPAC’s statutory requirements. Operationally, the CIO is responsible for ensuring the high-availability for MACPAC’s network systems, and making sure that all MACPAC’s network and communications systems are accessible when and where they are needed.

The CIO will provide a strategic plan for MACPAC technology resources, ensure MACPAC information resources are secure, lead the Technology and Information Department, and provide oversight and management of all MACPAC technology operations to also include, but not limited, to the following areas:
  • Present, develop, and implement the strategic plan of technology and information within MACPAC 
  • Develop goals and objectives for technology and information activities for MACPAC based on organizational needs
  • Facilitate staff’s ability to use technology to achieve organization’s mission and objectives
  • Research, develop, and implement new services that can improve efficiency of MACPAC through the use of information systems
  • Identify, develop, and manage vendors to provide MACPAC with necessary technology and information resources and services
  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Operations, Finance and Management, perform other duties as assigned
  • Provide advice and counsel concerning IT issues and industry trends to agency leadership
  • Develop, plan, and manage the annual MACPAC information and technology resources and expenditures budget
  • Ensure the protection of IT assets and the integrity, security, and privacy of information entrusted to or maintained by MACPAC
  • Ensure incident resolution in a timely manner
  • Ensure MACPAC stay current on all licensing and maintenance agreements
  • Develop and implement technology and information disaster recovery strategies

Required Skills And Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Ability to operate and manage systems: Apple, Microsoft and Unix;
  • At least 10 years in network engineering or network administrative experience;
  • At least 10 years in a managerial capacity;
  • Comfortable with cloud-based solutions architectures;
  • Sound understanding of information security best practices and policy in a federal environment;
  • Ability to clearly and concisely present complicated computer concepts and work with end users with differing skill levels to help them get their work done;
  • Ability to work as required by prevailing workload, maintenance, and system conditions.

Physical Requirements and Work Conditions:
  • Normal, corrective vision range; ability to see color and to distinguish letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Occasionally climb a ladder or stool and crawl or crouch on the floor. 
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is regularly performed in a normal office environment. Infrequently, work is required to be performed in: noisy environments; dusty environments; exposure to electrical loads possible when working with computer hardware. The position does not require travel.

Other important information:
Applicants for the position of Chief Information Officer must be U.S. citizens. This is full-time position based in Washington, D.C.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires the successful completion of a background investigation for a Public Trust (High) clearance as a condition of retention in this position. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a new background investigation.

All MACPAC employees are considered employees of the U.S. Senate with access to federal benefits and subject to the rules governing staff employees of the U.S. Senate. Information relating to health and other benefits with the federal government can be found at Salary commensurate with experience.

MACPAC is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age.

Application Process:
An application cover letter, e-mail or phone contact, resume and salary history for the last three years must be submitted to Applications will be held in strict confidence. Incomplete applications will not be considered. After submitting your application for this position, you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application materials. MACPAC will contact you if we decide to schedule an interview or require additional information or references.