The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks people who are committed to
producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment.
MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries.
MedPAC staff evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission,
and present their work in regular public meetings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and
supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically
mandated by the Congress. In addition, staff prepare analyses of proposed regulations, write
issue briefs, and contribute to the preparation of Congressional testimony. They provide
technical support as needed to staffs of Congressional committees through memos and briefings.
Special Assistant and Scheduler
MedPAC seeks a Special Assistant and Scheduler.
Special Assistant and Scheduler would work with the Assistant, Deputy and Executive Directors, focusing on the liaison between the Commission and the Congress, as well as links to other government agencies, industry groups, and the media. In addition, candidate must be able to work as part of a team and take on assigned tasks as needed to help the Commission fulfill its mandate.
Duties would include:
- Managing calendar and correspondence with internal and external audiences
- Managing staff schedule according to Commission/Congressional priorities
- Managing competing priorities and scheduling conflicts
- Assuring smooth operations in a small, client-driven organization
- Clearly and efficiently communicating appointment information to relevant parties
- Serving as a liaison for relevant professional relationships
- Acting as a central liaison in the office
- Monitoring relevant press and media coverage of Medicare and health care
- Assistance preparing for commission meetings
- Assistance preparing for meetings, presentations, and Congressional hearings
- Special research/communications projects –fact sheets, press releases, memos, letters, daily communication
- Assistance with occasional research, writing, and editing
Qualifications and Personal Qualities:
- Superior organizational skills
- Superior attention to detail
- Ability to make well-reasoned decisions, to prioritize work effectively and adjust to multiple demands in a timely manner
- Integrity and professional discretion
- Takes initiative and can work independently
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to flourish in a fast-paced culture
- High energy and flexibility
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Education and experience:
An undergraduate degree in a discipline consistent with skill requirements, plus 1-3 years of experience in an office/operations setting. Ideal for a young professional interested in policy and organization management.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to: Kahlie Dufresne at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15, 2013.
MedPAC is an equal opportunity employer.