Managing Consultant Defense Health Agency Market, Lewin Group - Falls Church, VA (863530)

    UnitedHealth Group Inc.
    Falls Church, VA 22040
    Similar jobs pay $45.78 - $65.15

    Job Description

    Position Description

    No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)

    OptumServe is seeking a Managing Consultant to join their VA/DOD consulting team in Falls Church, VA. The VA team provides research, analysis and consulting support for the Veteran Health Administration's and for the Defense Health Agency's health and benefits programs. Specific areas include statistical and economic analysis and modeling for program evaluation, strategic planning, policy, research and capital investment. Our work is at the cutting edge of critical and emerging efforts to understand and improve the health care and benefits systems for Veterans and Service members.

    The individual selected for this position will assist in developing, managing and executing business within the VA and DOD market. This position is responsible for overseeing day-to-day management of projects and project staff; Responsibilities include quantitative analysis, program/project management, delivery of high quality client and firm presentations, reports and project deliverables, and proposal development. It also includes business development, particularly in DOD. Specific knowledge of the following areas is a plus: DOD and VA institutional structure and data sources, statistics, health economics, program evaluation, program integrity, informatics, strategic planning, quality assurance, and relationships with staff and leadership in DHA and VA.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Consulting and conducting/leading data driven studies, applying quantitative methods for analysis (e.g., regression analysis, linear models, sampling theory, analysis of variance, etc.)
    • Work directly with client and manage multiple mid to large size projects
    • Lead initiatives and manage engagements effectively
    • Build, lead and fully utilize a cohesive team
    • Assist with the development of the team including recruiting activities to enhance and grow the team
    • Experience with government proposal development and white papers
    • Supporting business development efforts to secure new and existing business;
    • Development and execution of market plans
    • Proposal writing and management
    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree with 7 to 10 years of relevant experience or Ph.D. with 5 to 7 years of relevant experience
    • Consulting experience and demonstrated leadership ability
    • Experience successfully managing complex tasks
    • Experience with large data sets and creating databases
    • Advanced degree in Statistics, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Econometrics or related field
    • Substantial experience performing statistical analyses and developing statistical and econometric models
    • Experience with DOD and especially DHA data bases
    • DOD health issues, including both peacetime and wartime
    • Knowledge of the institutional and organizational structure of DOD.
    • Experience conducting data driven studies, applying quantitative analysis to develop solutions to meet client needs (e.g., experience with regression analysis, linear models, sampling theory, analysis of variance, etc.)
    • Program analysis and evaluation to develop actionable recommendations to improve program outcomes and performance
    • Experience developing government proposal, whitepaper and capability briefings
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Collegial, open work style with colleagues and staff
    • Assist with the development of the team including recruiting activities to enhance and grow the team
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Consulting experience with the VA or Veteran Issues
    • VA institutional knowledge and familiarity with VA and other relevant databases
    • Familiarity with Veterans healthcare and disability benefits programs, special programs/populations
    • VA/DOD contacts and relevant industry network highly desirable
    • Peer reviewed publications
    Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work. (sm)

    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

    Job Keywords: VA, DOD, Defense Health agency, consulting, econometric models, DHA, Veterans healthcare, Falls Church, VA, Virginia

    Posting ID: 554946487Posted: 2020-06-25