About NESCSO:

The New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO) is a non-profit corporation organized by the New England state health and human service (HHS) agencies and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. NESCSO’s Board is composed of the member states’ HHS secretaries or their designees. NESCSO’s mission is to foster communication and collaboration among its members through information sharing and joint projects. NESCSO seeks to support the needs of the state HHS Secretaries by providing a framework for knowledge exchange in order to maximize policy, program and cost effectiveness.

Functional Title: Information Technology Specialist

Employment Relationship: Contractor

Scope of Work/Position Overview:  This is a part-time position, requiring approximately 30-60 hours per month.  Work may be performed at a remote location with minimal on-site presence needed.

One of NESCSO’s primary focus areas is to support State Health and Human Service agencies procure and implement information technology efficiently and effectively.  We pursue this goal through several initiatives, including organizing the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference, supporting State access and use of the open-source MAGI in the Cloud tool, and partnering with CMS and Leavitt Partners in the Medicaid Technology Alliance, a public/private collaboration to accelerate State use of modular approaches.

NESCSO is seeking an individual or individuals with expertise in technology approaches and solutions that State Health and Human Service agencies need to adopt to ensure the information systems they are purchasing support their business needs.  The IT Specialist will be the technical lead on multi-State procurements for a variety of tools to support States.  Expertise in drafting Requests for Proposals, developing concepts for Advance Planning Documents, evaluating available technologies, and supporting State compliance with CMS requirements is needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. MS or BS Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
  2. Five (5) or more years’ experience in publicly-funded health and human service information technology solutions and systems implementations.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and be self-motivated.
  4. A high level of analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, and technical principals.
  5. Must possess good interpersonal and customer service skills.
  6. Primary consideration will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience in Medicaid Management Information Systems or Medicaid Eligibility Systems.

Compensation: Compensation varies depending upon the project, scope or work and qualifications required for the position.

Review of resumes/CVs will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about NESCSO or this opportunity please contact David Huffman at David.Huffman@umassmed.edu