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Job ID 6373
Job Location Rockville - MD
Category Management
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time


The Assistant Project Director supports the planning and execution efforts of the Project Director by assisting with the day-to-day operations and the financial aspects of the Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) Review Contract supporting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). 



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Works in conjunction with the Project Director in handling the day-to-day operations of the of the PERM review contract.  In the absence of the Project Director, addresses CMS, State and staff inquiries on all aspects of the contract.


Liaises with the contract Task Managers to formulate draft recommendations to the Project Director when inquiries require rapid collaboration among project tasks.  In the absence of the Project Director, communicates responses to the client or stakeholder.


Supports the Project Director by reviewing and approving invoices from subcontractors and vendors, seeking input from task managers as needed.


Supports the Project Director by reviewing the quality and timeliness of all internal and external deliverables arising both under the Statement of Work and other directives or requests from CMS.


Participates in regular progress, coordination and stakeholder meetings, and supports the Project Director by ensuring minutes are accurate and available for timely submission to the client and other internal and external stakeholders.


Assists in developing the required procedures, protocols, systems, structures and tools to efficiently and effectively manage and monitor all aspects of the project.


Assists in establishing all necessary project procedures.  Ensures staff are familiar with the project execution strategy and established processes and procedures.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor's degree in a related field of study and a minimum of five (5) years relevant project management experience overseeing mid-to-large projects, budgets, and staff with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in Medicaid and/or CHIP at a state or national level related to the performance of medical documentation reviews; or equivalent combination of education / experience.  Experience working with state claims processing systems and the medical review process preferred.



Ability to obtain government security clearance

U.S. Citizens / Green Card only due to government or federal requirement


One or more of the following certifications preferred but not required: 

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT)

Certified Professional Coder (CPC)



Operational knowledge and understanding of improper payment programs and government consulting

Advanced knowledge and understanding of the Medicaid and CHIP programs as well as related coverage and payment rules

Understanding of information technology security and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) policies for dealing with Personal Health Information and personally identifiable information

Ability to develop and apply comprehensive solutions to client requirements / issues

Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologies

Skilled proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel Outlook, Project, etc.) and Microsoft SharePoint web application

Exceptional organization skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities

Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals

Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with solid presentation skills

Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings

Exceptional customer service skills with ability to build professional, business relationships

Ability to interact professionally with team members, corporate management, and clients of all levels

Adept analytical, critical thinking and financial management / budgeting skills

Ability to implement a proactive approach to problem-solving

Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

Demonstrated ability to effectively work both independently and in a highly collaborative, team environment




Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.