Date:  Feb 18, 2024

MIAMI, FL, US, 33166

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Requisition No: 815649 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration


Position Number: 68058975 

Salary:  $1,551.96 biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 04/25/2024 

Agency Overview:


The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is Florida's chief health policy and planning entity. The Agency is responsible for administering the Florida Medicaid program, the licensure and regulation of nearly 50,000 health care facilities, and empowering consumers through health care transparency initiatives.


Under the direction of the Agency Secretary, AHCA is focused on advancing Governor DeSantis’ vision for Florida’s health care system to be the most cost-effective, transparent, and high-quality health care system in the nation. Current Agency initiatives include implementing Florida’s groundbreaking Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program, overhauling Florida’s healthcare technological ecosystem, and increasing insight in the cost of health care services.


The Medicaid program provides low-income families and individuals with access to health care.  If you have a desire to use your talent and skills at an organization that provides critical services to millions of individuals and families across the state, AHCA invites you to apply to become an essential member of our team. As one of Florida’s leading state agencies, AHCA’s diverse workforce community of more than 1,400 employees is proud of its efforts to serve the people of Florida.


Agency Objectives:



Emphasizing quality in all that we do to improve health outcomes, always putting the individual first.



Supporting initiatives that promote transparency and empower consumers in making well informed healthcare decisions.



Leveraging Florida’s buying power in delivering high quality care at the lowest cost to taxpayers.


Position Overview:


This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the quality of health care in Florida. We are seeking to hire a Senior Human Services Program Specialist who desires to work to enhance the delivery of health care services through the Florida Medicaid Program.  This position requires a candidate who is creative, flexible, innovative, and who will thrive in a fast-paced, team-based work environment.


This position is located in the Bureau of Medicaid Recipient and Provider Assistance (RPA).  RPA serves as a primary point of contact for enrolled Medicaid providers, Medicaid recipients, and members of the community with questions and concerns about Medicaid.


This position is responsible for planning and conducting in-house and on-site New Provider Enrollment Reviews and validating re-enrollment reviews of current Medicaid providers to determine if they meet Medicaid provider enrollment requirements. Verifies professional licenses, business tax receipt, and lease information, among other information. Researches Internet to determine/verify business status and ownership (e.g. State of Florida Division of Corporations website and corporate websites). Submits findings and recommendations to Medicaid Fiscal Agent Operations for further action.


Researches and resolves assigned Medicaid Provider Enrollment and Site Visit related issues and documents their findings to Program Administrator and Program Operations Administrator.


Represents the Agency on Government and Community partnerships, Medicaid overview presentations, secret shopper events, transportation boards, community alliances, interagency agreement teams, local planning groups and HIV planning councils as assigned by the Field Office Manager (FOM) or Program Administrator (PA).


Performs other duties as assigned.


This position requires travel.


This position will be hired at the base rate of $1,551.96 biweekly/non-negotiable.


This position is not a remote or telework position; it will have to report to a Field Office or the Headquarters in Tallahassee.


Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:


• State Group Insurance Coverage Options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;

• Flexible Spending Accounts;

• State of Florida retirement options, including employer contributions;

• Generous annual and sick leave benefits;

• 9 paid holidays a year and 1 Personal Holiday each year;

• Career advancement opportunities;

• Tuition waiver for courses offered by Florida’s nationally ranked State University System;

• Training and professional development opportunities;

• And more!


For more information about the Bureau of Medicaid Recipient and Provider Assistance, please visit our website at http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/index.shtml.


Join us at the Agency for Health Care Administration in fulfilling our mission to provide “Better Health Care for all Floridians.”





Knowledge of Medicaid policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the Medicaid arena.

Skills to utilize computer equipment/software and analyze data.

Ability to perform effectively in stressful situations.

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.       

Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.

Skill to provide customer service.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to provide training to providers, recipients, coworkers, community agencies, and the general public.

Ability to travel with or without accommodation.



At least two years of experience providing a professional level of customer service in a fast-paced consumer-centric environment.


Preference will be given to the applicant who has:

Moderate to extensive experience and abilities using different computer programs such as Excel, Outlook, and Word, etc., including quick and accurate typing/keyboarding skills.






The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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