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BAPS12-11080-Operations, Policy, Tracking & Contracts Unit Manager-Cheyenne

State of Wyoming Cheyenne, WY
  • Expired: August 19, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Open Until Filled


The Operations, Policy, Tracking, and Contracts (OPTC) Unit Manager is responsible for coordinating and organizing large scale reports and changes as mandated by the legislature. Responsible for reviewing and interpreting federal and state statues, regulations, rules, legislative intent, agency mission and goals, gubernatorial and administrative requirements, and applying these requirements to the Behavioral Health Division (Division) programs. This position serves as a leader or representative on special projects and committees that relate to the Mental Health/Substance Abuse Section and Early Intervention and Education Program within the Division and the Wyoming State Hospital and Wyoming Life Resource Center. This position supervises four OPTC staff members.

Human Resource Contact: 307-777-6780.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Direct, instruct, and train subordinate personnel to accomplish day-to-day tasks.
  • Lead and manage OPTC Unit by planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing operations and performance.
  • Oversee Legislative processes for Division.
  • Serve as the Division's performance management (HealthStat) liaison.
  • Oversee policy and research needs for the division, including completion of research on best practices in Division programs, emerging trends, and national benchmarks.
  • Manage various levels of outgoing correspondence, including Governor's Correspondence, ad hoc correspondence requests from public officials, the media, and stakeholder organizations.
  • Assure OPTC Unit provides quality customer service to all internal and external customers.
  • Facilitate biennial budget preparation and coordinate timelines.
  • Assist programs with review of contracts, rule or statute changes, grant applications, and documents with legal implications.
  • Ability to work with undefined activities and constantly changing conditions, situations, and issues which require good judgment in determining work methods for the accomplishment of desired results.


Preference may be given to candidates with completion of Masters work or equivalent.


  • Knowledge of state and federal government functions, procedures, concepts; principles and practices of professional healthcare administration; policies and procedures established for the work system.
  • Knowledge of government accounting, statistics, and management analysis. Ability to examine data and reports for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with regulations.
  • Knowledge of federal government laws related to state programs using federal funding sources.
  • Knowledge of team building and functionality.
  • Skills in oral and written communication, negotiating, work management and leadership, supervising and motivating employees, evaluating programs according to standards.
  • Skills in effective public speaking, computer applications, reading, and comprehending technical data, problem solving, and decision making.


Bachelor's Degree (typically in Business)
2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Business) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Policy & Planning Coordinator
Education & Experience Substitution:
5-7 years of progressive work experience (typically in Business) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Policy & Planning Coordinator
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


  • This position takes place in an average working environment.


  • FLSA: Exempt.

 048-Wyoming Department of Heatlth - Behavioral Health - Administration.

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Employment Type: Full Time

State of Wyoming


Cheyenne, WY
82002 USA