This position provides technical and analytical expertise and leadership within the broad spectrum of public policy management. LMI is a multidiscipline environment. The technical and analytical expertise necessary for this position may include a diverse mix of economics, finance, business and information science, law, mathematics, statistics, operations research, procurement, and systems engineering. Application may be drawn from any combination of these areas in response to a sponsor’s needs. The technical and analytical expertise necessary for this position may include such areas as:
strategic mobility policy
acquisition and procurement policy analysis
business and environmental risk management
information systems and data management
mathematics and decision modeling
business processes and practices
military weapon system support
transportation and retail systems
distribution and health systems
facilities economic impact studies
supply and maintenance
Job Specific Summary.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) established the Product Effectiveness (PE) program office to perform various measurement assessments and analyses on specially selected health care programs, products, and processes to ensure they are effective and/or meet the needs of VHA stakeholders and ultimately provide business value to VHA. PE measurement assessments are accomplished through functional reviews, lessons learned product effectiveness measurement services, and integration. The Program Manager leads support efforts in the PE focusing on the planning, collection of data, analysis and reporting of business benefits on significant programs, processes, technology, and medical products from VA stakeholders to measure their effectiveness and help improve them. Specific study efforts include developing comprehensive evaluation plans; planning and performing data collection; comprehensive analysis; identifying impacts; correlations and benefits being realized; and reporting of business benefits and business value on significant programs, processes, technology, and medical products.
Use technical knowledge and expertise to research, test, study, analyze, hypothesize, predict, or evaluate a task according to the provided parameters, guidelines, and specifications of the task order or project.
Design framework of a research effort, and oversee the activities of its team members.
Develop and use models to analyze relevant project issues and management processes.
Identify critical logistics issues and arrive at workable solutions to support findings.
Locate, review, and synthesize existing research. Establish, manage, and maintain research databases, and reference and research materials associated with task/project.
Travel and conduct research as necessary to gather information required for project development.
Conduct comprehensive capability and problem analysis developed from collected data and research.
Write and document programming code and works with large relational databases, where applicable.
Conduct impact assessments and evaluate the feasibility and potential long-term implications of the research/study.
Tailor technical expertise to fit project requirements using existing technologies and analytical methods or by developing new analytical methodologies.
Individually or in a team, prepare research/technical reports, memoranda and other briefing papers on status of project or task.
Establish technical approach, develop conceptual design, conduct field work and analyses, detail functional requirements, and specific procedures to support task, study or project.
Study and implement prototype or pilot systems to test efficacy of recommended solutions, where applicable.
Analyze impact of process/procedural changes and determine most effective means for accomplishing research objectives.
Participate or team lead in strategy development and implementation plans of inter-departmental initiatives.
Supervisory and Administrative Activities
Develop and supervise all aspects of assigned tasks, research, project or study, including planning, logistics, information systems, administrative, and staffing requirements where applicable.
Develop and maintain a budget model which will allow for maximum flexibility. Control project costs, schedules, and product quality, where applicable.
Writing & Communication Activities
Individually or in a team, prepare written reports documenting research and findings.
Maintain communication and interact with individuals at all levels of sponsor’s professional staff.
Effectively communicate and defend the results of research, studies, and analysis to sponsoring government officials through oral presentations and written reports.
Respond to internal and external substantive questions and inquiries on assigned tasks, projects and studies.
Identify and meet with key resource, subject matter experts, and advisors from within LMI and sponsor agencies to establish and maintain network for information sharing.
Design formats for briefings and reports; coordinate multi-author efforts into a single sponsor document; coordinate with Report Production Department.
Conceptualize, develop, and write comprehensive proposals for presentation to target markets, audiences and constituencies.
Organize and conduct briefings and planning meetings for senior executives and officials in business, government and other institutions internationally, when applicable.
Maintain regular attendance.
Travel may be required, possibly including weekends.
Master’s in Business Administration or equivalent Master’s Degree such as a Master’s in government Administration, Health Administration or in Public Health.
Minimum ten (10) years of experience leading health care-related projects in a large multi-hospital system with a similar scope, and impact.
Demonstrated project leadership/management and government contract management experience.
Proficiency with a broad range of presentation and project management software. Internet browser experience preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to compose, write, edit and proofread a variety of internal and external general business correspondence, proposals, business contracts, reports presentations, project proposals, position papers, articles and memoranda.
Excellent interpersonal and listening skills required including the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships in LMI’s multidisciplinary environment, and to professionally represent LMI to technical and non-technical audiences.
Ability to contribute to a professional work environment by demonstrating integrity, promoting team work, and fostering positive communication.
Ability to influence without authority.
Ability to interact effectively with United States government personnel, as well as personnel representing other government and international organizations.
Ability to effectively interact with senior personnel involved in policy, technical, operational and program management work.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Strong short-term and long-term planning skills and ability to initiate, develop and effectively manage concurrent multiple tasks, projects and strategies with little or no supervision. Must be self-directed and detail oriented in completing assigned tasks and projects within assigned deadlines.
Ability to adapt to changing business work efforts and manage impact of shifting priorities.
Ability to work for extended periods of time on PC with heavy use of keyboard to execute tasks.
Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in all business matters required.
Ability to obtain security clearance may be required.
Must be capable of performing the essential job functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations.