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Program Manager, Federal Programs – Optum Government – McLean, VA or Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

McLean, VA
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747669 Program Manager Federal Programs Optum Government McLean VA or Telecommute

Program Manager, Federal Programs – Optum Government – McLean, VA or Telecommute (747669)

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 provides health care services and proven expertise to help federal government agencies modernize the U.S. health system and improve the health and well-being of Americans.


Are you a leader and subject matter expertise in project management, scope definition, risk identification, methodology and resource allocation or facilitation? Are you able to connect several projects into a seamless delivery service model?  Lead large scale highly complex programs delivering healthcare services to our federal clients?   These programs could include service elements crossing business teams and operating groups to coordinate and complete projects, define performance and results and manage vendors and service providers. If so, then this is the opportunity for you! 


The Program Manager will ensure compliance with all contract deliverable requirements associated with contract status reporting, financial projections, subcontractor estimates, security coordination and staffing requirements.  Along with the other Program Management Office (PMO) team members, serve as the primary company liaison to the Client PMO office.  Prepare accurate and timely reports while ensuring that all contractual and corporate compliance procedures are met. Develop and present both contractual and financial presentations to senior level client and corporate staff.   Make meaningful process improvements and develop business plans and cost benefit analysis for assessment by Senior Leadership. Manage all aspects of the program related to service delivery, compliance and contract change. Responsibilities also include managing more than one project simultaneously along with providing technical support to other projects and assisting with business proposals.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.


Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field and/or equivalent education and experience

  • 10+ years of project management experience

  • 5+ years of experience in tracking, planning projects, working with large data sets and making data-driven analytical decisions

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities

  • Ability to run organized meetings, ensure actions and notes are tracked and pursued

  • Ability to expose and manage project risks, including identification, analysis and mitigation strategies

  • Experience in understanding and complying with FAR requirements

  •  Willingness and ability to travel as required

  • Ability to obtain a government clearance or access card



Preferred Qualifications: 

  • PMP Certification or actively pursuing

  • Healthcare experience

  • Federal program experience

  • Experience working directly with external clients


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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)



*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and 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: Program Manager, project management, federal programs, government, healthcare, McLean, VA, Virginia, telecommute, telecommuter, telecommuting, remote, work from home

Job Details

  • Contest Number747669
  • Job TitleProgram Manager, Federal Programs – Optum Government – McLean, VA or Telecommute
  • Job FamilyProject Management
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • McLean, VA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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