MACPAC Job Description: Deputy Director of Operations, Finance and Management
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About the Commission

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) is a Congressional support agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). MACPAC is mandated to issue reports to the Congress by March 15 and June 15 of each year to provide the Congress with information about the structure and performance of the Medicaid and CHIP programs, their roles in the U.S. health care system, and the key policy and data issues 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, leading to recommendations for the Medicaid and CHIP programs. MACPAC produces analytic products, including issue briefs, statistics and data, fact sheets, research reports, Congressional testimony, and other products endorsed by its Commissioners. More information about MACPAC and its authorizing statutory language is available at

Position Summary and Major Duties

The Deputy Director of Operations, Finance and Management is a key member of the MACPAC leadership team with overall responsibility for financial management of the MACPAC budget and resources. The incumbent will direct all operations as they relate to financial management and budget, procurement, human resources, information technology and contracting. Duties include:

  • Providing oversight and financial management of Commission resources in alignment with the Commission's vision and mission;
  • Monitoring the financial execution of the Commission's budget in relation to actual expenditures, analyzing and monitoring the quality and performance of on-going activities, and preparing and submitting timely financial and performance reports to the Executive Director;
  • Implementing and maintaining administrative control of funds to ensure appropriate delegations of authority and adequacy of internal controls over agency budgetary resources;
  • Representing the Commission in contacts with other agencies concerning funding, resource requirements, official financial reports, and financial systems;
  • Managing staff responsible for human resources, ensuring that all necessary tasks are completed to hire, release or change the status of employees and ensure that paperwork required is accurately completed in a timely manner;
  • Serving as the principal technical advisor to the Executive Director and senior leadership at meetings with Congressional staff concerning appropriations, budget, and government financial management issues;
  • Overseeing and improving operational systems, processes and policies in support of the organization’s mission -- specifically, supporting management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning; 
  • Managing and increasing the effectiveness, efficiency and coordination of support services (human resources, information technology, and finance); 
  • Implementing the annual requirement for audited financial statements; 
  • Preparing the annual budget and justification for the Commission;
  • Directing the Commission's contracts administration and procurement program ensuring that the agency's contracts are developed and executed in accordance with MACPAC policy.


To be qualified for this position, the incumbent must provide evidence of ability to serve in a senior leadership capacity with responsibility for financial management and operations of the agency. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are required, as is the ability to manage a diverse staff with expertise in operations, administration, contracting, budget formulation and monitoring, and information technology. The incumbent should have at least 10 years of experience in financial management and budget development and oversight. Experience managing human resources staff, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access, and knowledge of government contract management and bookkeeping are highly desirable. 

This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or a related subject area. A CPA degree or certificate is highly desirable.

Other Important Information

Applicants for the Deputy Director of Operations, Finance and Management must be U.S. citizens. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.

Application Process

An application cover letter, e-mail or phone contact and resume must be submitted by November 19, 2012 to Applications will be held in strict confidence. 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 wish to schedule an interview or require additional information or references.

All MACPAC employees are considered employees of the United States Senate with access to federal benefits and subject to the rules governing staff employees of the U.S. Senate. Salary for the Deputy Director of Operations, Finance and Management will be commensurate with experience. Information relating to health and other benefits with the federal government can be found at