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Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 53418 

Agency: Agency for Health Care Administration

Working Title: 68064867 - FINANCIAL SPECIALIST

Position Number: 68064867 

Salary:  $1,673.36 / Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 02/18/2019 

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the quality of health care in Florida. The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is the State of Florida agency responsible for oversight of the Medicaid program.  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.


We are seeking to hire a Financial 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 Program Finance (MPF). MPF manages and projects Florida’s $28.3 billion Medicaid Services budget, oversees financial reporting of the Agency’s contracted Medicaid health plans, calculates both institutional and non-institutional Medicaid reimbursement rates, and disburses supplemental payments to Medicaid providers.

This position is responsible for the planning, development and analysis activities around the Low Income Pool (LIP) programs, Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) programs, Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs, Physician Supplemental Payment (PSP) programs and the Public Emergency Medical Transportation (PEMT) program.  The Financial Specialist will apply financial, accounting, and economic skills to these highly complex programs.  The employee in this position will take the lead in overseeing, tracking and monitoring all aspects of the LIP, DSH, GME, PSP and PEMT program.  The selected candidate will perform complex statistical and financial analyses of providers, formulas, and payments as well as assisting in the development and compilation of various special management or provider cost comparisons.  In addition, the selected candidate will develop payment methodologies which assures providers will be in compliance with Medicaid policies and reimbursement plans.      

AHCA offers an excellent array of benefits, including:                     

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance      
  • Retirement benefits                                                                          
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities


    For more information about the Bureau of Medicaid Program Finance, please visit our website at

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


  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to develop manuals, policies, procedures, standards and rules.
  • Ability to develop methods for monitoring compliance with rules, policies and statutes.
  • Ability to review and evaluate plans and programs.
  • Ability to identify improvements and adjustments needed to insure program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ability to establish and maintain liaison with other agencies.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to program.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques
  • Intermediate to expert/advanced level skills in Excel, Access, or other data base programs


  • 2 years’ experience researching, analyzing, and reconciling financial data.

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, mathematics, economics, or statistics being highly preferred.

    Experience can also be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

    CONTACT: BROOKE YOWELL 850-412-4287



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.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee