Charleston West Virginia Economic Development

Discussions on Economic and Community Development in West Virginia and the Charleston MSA as well as issues of the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Historic Home Items for Sale This Saturday

Historic home items are for sale this Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1562 and 1566 Dixie St.

East End Main Street will be marking the properties with balloons.

East End Main Street’s LemonAID project invites people to homes scheduled to be demolished or revamped and sells much of the old material, making the East End more “green.”

Items include oak doors, windows, oak baseboards, closet doors, glass hardware, fireplace mantles, built-in cabinets, light fixtures and much more at reasonable prices.

LemonAID proceeds benefit East End Main Street programs.

For more information, contact Ric Cavender at

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Generation Charleston to Share Its History & Future

Generation Charleston’s leadership will be looking back and looking ahead during the group’s February meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Charleston Area Alliance.
Co-Chairs Emily Bennington and Kate McCoy plan to speak about Generation Charleston’s history, future, purpose and relationship with the Charleston Area Alliance.

“Generation Charleston’s growth since the beginning of 2008 has been tremendous, and we’re proud of the work we’ve done in the community and the group we’ve brought together,” Bennington said. “However, we still see misconceptions about what exactly the group is and what we do. The point of this meeting is defining Generation Charleston and hopefully attracting more people to the group.”

Generation Charleston is the voice of the Capitol City’s emerging leaders. The Charleston Area Alliance formed the group Young Professionals in 2006 to create opportunities for the region’s young generation, allowing them to get connected and make a difference.

The ultimate goal is making the Charleston area more attractive for current and prospective residents.

At the beginning of 2008, the group’s name changed from Young Professionals to Generation Charleston to allow inclusiveness. Membership increased dramatically, and today more than 500 people are involved.

During the Feb. 25 meeting, YWCA of Charleston Director Deb Weinstein will talk about Generation Charleston's impact in the community. Last year, Generation Charleston volunteers worked at YWCA facilities for a day, painting, sorting clothes and serving food. Other community outreach projects included building a trail at Cato Park, raising money for the Secret Santa Foundation, sponsoring the annual MS Society fundraiser Fiesta Verde and participating in a Habitat for Humanity build. Earlier this month, the group raised $2,500 to sponsor a child at the Childhood Language Center.

In addition, Generation Charleston’s Housing Team organized last year’s Loft Walk, which attracted more than 100 people. The event included tours of downtown loft space, both developed and undeveloped, and called attention to the need for affordable, downtown housing, a feature that could make Charleston more appealing to a younger demographic.

“We take great pride in these accomplishments,” McCoy said. “We feel like we are truly affecting change in Charleston, but to continue this work, we must get more people involved and make Generation Charleston an effort that spans a variety of professions, backgrounds, viewpoints and age groups. We want to share what we’re all about, and we’re confident people will like what they hear.”

For more information, contact Danny Forinash at (304) 340-4253 or

Monday, February 23, 2009

West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation is seeking a Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development
Position Summary:

The Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development (4-H) with West Virginia State University Extension Service (WVSUES) is responsible for the overall leadership, administration and evaluation of educational outreach programs and products at the university.

Working in collaboration with the WVSU Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute (GRDI) Administration, the Program Leader will provide visionary and contemporary leadership for the development and delivery of high-impact extension educational programs, products and applied research. The Program Leader will also assist WVSUES personnel in identifying the most effective and efficient means to deliver priority research-based information and programs to our diverse clientele and stakeholders.

Essential Duties Include:
Program Development and Priority Setting 20%
Program Leadership and Administration 50%
Fiscal Management 20%
Other Duties as Assigned 10%

For position description listing, all qualifications and application process, visit:

Contact Pam Anderson, Human Resources Specialist, WVSU R&D Corporation. 304.766.5729,

Position Closes March 31, 2009.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Don't Miss Issues & Eggs Again!

Do you want a chance to gather with 250 business leaders in the Kanawha Valley to discuss legislative issues, have a Q&A session with 64 legislators, hear a talk from the Speaker of the House on the morning before the legislative session which will impact the entire state .... YOU MISSED IT!

This year's Issues & Eggs legislative breakfast Feb. 11 at the Charleston Marriott, presented by the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, was a big success.

Mark your calendars for the first day of session next year and join us for Issues & Eggs that morning.

We would like to thank this year's sponsors, AEP, West Virginia American Water, BB&T, AARP, Charleston Area Medical Center and Spilman Thomas & Battle.

West Virginia State Community and Technical College
Offers New Workshops
Charleston Area Alliance Members Receive 5 Percent Discount

EKG Technician Training Program

The EKG Technician training program will be held on the following Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 2 & 9 located at the Institute campus. The program will also be offered at the Valley Fork School in Clay County on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm starting March 2, through April 29, 2009.

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, the Holter monitor, electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. EKG Technicians also analyze printed readings of EKG tests, measuring various “cardiac intervals and complexes” and determining normal vs. abnormal EKG. The EKG Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the ASPT – EKG Technician Exam.

The cost of the 50 hour course of $1,165 ($999 tuition + $129 PTCB certification exam + $81 background check) includes textbooks and supplies. Limited funds are available for individuals that meet specific eligibility guidelines. Call 766-5113 for eligibility information.

Register on-line at You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register.

Medical Transcription/Medical Coding

A free informational session for online training programs in Medical Transcription and/or Medical Coding will be held on February 18, 2009.

Medical Transcription is a fast-paced, interesting career that allows you to control your work hours and earnings. Experienced and competent Medical Coders are in high demand and receive considerable returns in job satisfaction and earnings.

Learn about one-year online training programs where students will gain necessary knowledge, understanding, and skills required to transcribe medical dictation clearly, accurately, and professionally. Or become equipped with the necessary skills required to accurately code medical diagnoses and procedures for entry-level employment in the competitive profession of medical coding.

Persons interested in either training program should attend the free informational seminar on February 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Room 112 of the Cole Complex on the West Virginia State Community and Technical College campus in Institute, West Virginia.
Register on-line at You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register. For information on other programs offered by the West Virginia State Community and Technical College, visit the web site at

Microsoft Word 2007 Series

A series of Microsoft Word 2007 workshops designed for participants who want to increase their computer proficiency.

In Beginning Microsoft Word, students will learn how to enter and edit text, save and browse documents, enhance the appearance of a document by using various formatting options, create tables, insert headers and footers, proof and print documents, and insert graphics. This workshop will be held February 19th.

In Intermediate Microsoft Word, students will work with styles, sections, and columns; format tables, print labels and envelopes, work with graphics; use document templates, manage document revisions, and work with Web features. This workshop will be held February 24th.

In Advanced Microsoft Word, students will perform mail merges, create and use forms, and create master documents that include a table of contents, a table of figures, footnotes, endnotes, an index, bookmarks, cross-references, and Web frames. They will also create macros, customize the Quick Access toolbar and keyboard shortcuts, and work with XML documents. This workshop will be held March 5th.

Each class begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Classes will be held in Room 219, in the Cole Complex. Participants will have their own computer work station. Pre-registration is required to assure adequate room. The registration fee is $85 for each six-hour, hands-on workshop and includes a student textbook. Register on-line at You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register.

Quick Books Workshop

West Virginia State Community and Technical College will offer a computer workshop on Beginning Quick Books Accounting on February 20, 2009.

Participants will learn the basics of computerized accounting. Using Quick Books Pro 2008 software, students will work with accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory at their own computer terminal. A workbook will be provided to participants for future reference. Prior knowledge of accounting is helpful, but not necessary, for this beginning level Quick Books Accounting workshop.

Susan Graves, the workshop instructor, has a strong background in the use of Quick Books for small businesses, non-profits, and contractors. She will draw upon this knowledge and experience as she relates classroom examples, terminology, and discussion to the unique accounting applications faced by non-accountants and bookkeepers.

The workshop will be held February 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 219 of the Cole Complex on the West Virginia State Community and Technical College campus at Institute, West Virginia. The registration fee is $85 for the six-hour, hands-on workshop. Register on-line at You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register.

Heavy Equipment Operator Training

Training for men and women who want to learn the basics of heavy equipment operation. This training is designed for beginners as well as for persons with limited experience who need additional training for entry-level employment. The next training session will be March 23 to April 24, 2009.
In the five weeks of training, students can obtain the knowledge and skills needed to operate on a bulldozer, excavator, tractor-loader-backhoe, and front end loader.
Call 766-5727 for complete program information and registration details. Ask about financial aid opportunities for qualifying individuals. Customized training for specific groups can be arranged.
Register on-line at You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register.

Pharmacy Technician Training

A Pharmacy Technician training program will be offered on the following Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6 & 13 on the Institute campus. The program will also be offered at the Valley Fork School in Clay County on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm starting March 3, through May 2, 2009.

This Comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

The registration fee of $1,209 ($99 tuition + $129 PTCB certification exam fee + $81 Background check) includes textbooks and provides 50 hours of instruction. Limited funds are available for individuals that meet specific eligibility guidelines. Call 766-5113 for eligibility information.

Register on-line at You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register.

Members of Charleston Area Alliance, South Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Putnam County Chamber of Commerce receive a five percent discount for these trainings and workshops. Group discounts and customized workshops can be arranged. For information on other programs offered by the West Virginia State Community and Technical College, visit the web site at

Friday, February 13, 2009

Generation Charleston Raises $2,500 for
Childhood Language Center

Generation Charleston, the emerging leaders group of the Charleston Area Alliance, has announced it raised $2,500 for the Childhood Language Center during its "Language of Love" event Feb. 10 at Vandalia Grille.

That means the group reached its goal.

“Our goal was to raise $2,500 in net proceeds to sponsor therapy for one child for a period of one year,” said Rob Rosano, Generation Charleston’s Community Outreach Team co-captain. “All proceeds will help provide services for children in our area who have speech and language disorders, hearing impairments, autism or cerebral palsy.”

The mission of the Childhood Language Center is to provide speech therapy to children birth to 16 years who have communication disorders, without regard to race, creed, or a family’s ability to pay.

Vandalia Grille recently opened its doors on Hale Street and features an eclectic menu.

“I'm really proud to be working with Generation Charleston on such an important event," Vandalia owner Virgil Sadorra said. "To be able to give something back to an organization like the Childhood Language Center and sponsor a child for a year is an amazing thing. We're glad to be part of it."

Generation Charleston is the voice of the Capitol City’s emerging leaders. The group was formed in 2006 by the Charleston Area Alliance to create opportunities for young professionals to get connected and engaged and make a difference in the Charleston area. More than 500 people are involved in the organization.

Fifth Third Bank Names Bob Welty State President

Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Bob Welty to the position of State President for West Virginia.

In that capacity, Welty will utilize more than 26 years of industry experience to coordinate business development activities and bring decision-making processes for Fifth Third’s rRetail, Cconsumer lLending, cCommercial and iInvestment aAdvisor’s divisions in West Virginia and surrounding communities even closer to the customer.

He also will continue to serve as the region’s Investment Advisor’s team leader and will manage the private banking, wealth management, trust, retirement plan services and institutional service teams across southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.

"Bob has extensive banking experience in West Virginia and I'm confident that he will be an outstanding leader for Fifth Third's business development activities there," said Jordan Miller, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank Central Ohio. “Bob has been a proven decision maker within our affiliate and has a strong track record of success.”

Welty has had an accomplished career since joining Fifth Third in 2004 as Vice President of Trust and Private Banking where his leadership was recognized with a promotion in 2007 to the position of Senior Vice President of Investment Advisors.

Along with his wife, Cheryl, and two sons, Welty resides in Charleston where he is active as a coach of youth sports programs and as an Elder of First Presbyterian Church.

Welty has been involved in the community for many years. He currently is on the Economic Development Committee of the Charleston Area Alliance, the Allocation Committee of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (GKVF), and he served on the Spirit of the Valley fundraising team for the benefit of the Charleston YMCA.

Most recently, Welty was a member of the steering committee for the UC "Starry, Starry Night” fundraiser, one of the largest single night fundraising events in the history of the University. Welty also has served the community as past President of the Charleston Exchange Club, as a past board member of Daymark, a past board member of the Arthur B. Hodges Center and past Chairman of the University of Charleston’s business fund drive.

Welty maintains offices at Fifth Third Bank, 700 Virginia Street East, Charleston, W.Va. and Fifth Third Bank, 999 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, W. Va. and can be reached by calling (304) 353-4106 or via e-mail at

Monday, February 09, 2009

West Virginia State Community & Technical College
to offerPlanning the Entrepreneurial Venture – Online beginning March 25-June 15, 2009

$100 fee per person includes: Access to online content and resources
Four class meetings facilitated by experts on the following topics:
Financial Management 4/23/09
Small Business Loans 5/12/09
Marketing Strategies 5/28/09
Entrepreneurs Round Table 6/09/09
All four class meetings are from 9-11am in 112 Cole Complex on WVSCTC Campus, Institute, WV

Do you have a business idea? Have you just started your own business? Do you want to grow your existing business? If you have a business idea, are in transition, or thinking about what your next business move might be, read on…

West Virginia State Community & Technical College, Workforce & Economic Development division is offering an exciting opportunity in the form of a new online course entitled Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture. Participants will experience many aspects of entrepreneurship, from determining their personal vision to conducting basic market research. The flexible format and content applies to various sizes of potential businesses and will meet the needs of future and existing business owners. The course was developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in partnership with Cisco Learning Institute and blends rich online content with seminars facilitated by experts in the fields that prospective and existing business owners need the most… Financial Management, Business Loans, and Marketing.

The course will offer an innovative and dynamic opportunity for participants to discover the world of new business start-ups. The business planning process is offered in a straight forward, easy-to-understand manner using exercises and links to outside resources that allow participants to go beyond a textbook to a wide range of templates.

What You Will Learn
Key Benefits To You
· Align your business concept with your personal goals
· Acquire the skills needed to start your own business
· Outline strategies for marketing your business
· Experience what you are learning by participating in a highly interactive environment
· Explore pricing your new product or service
· Learn from successful entrepreneurs who share personal experiences and insight
· Develop sound financial statements and identify capital needs
· Complete a well-defined business plan designed to meet the specific goals of your venture

If you are interested and would like more information, call (304) 766-5248 and speak to Kim Sovine, Program Manager at WV State Community & Technical College.

Register online at You may also call 304-766-5113 or e-mail to register. Members of Charleston Area Alliance, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, and South Charleston Chamber of Commerce receive a five percent discount. For information on other programs offered by the West Virginia State Community and Technical College, visit our web site at

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

Searching for a job can suck if you constrain yourself to the typical tools such as online jobs boards, trade publications, CraigsList, and networking with only your close friends. In these kinds of times, you need to use all the weapons that you can, and one that many people don’t—or at least don’t use to the fullest extent, is LinkedIn.LinkedIn has over thirty-five million members in over 140 industries. Most of them are adults, employed, and not looking to post something on your Wall or date you. Executives from all the Fortune 500 companies are on LinkedIn. Most have disclosed what they do, where they work now, and where they’ve worked in the past. Talk about a target-rich environment, and the service is free. Here are ten tips to help use LinkedIn to find a job. If you know someone who’s looking for a job, forward them these tips along with an invitation to connect on LinkedIn. Before trying these tips, make sure you’ve filled out your profile and added at least twenty connections

1. Get the word out. Tell your network that you’re looking for a new position because a job search these days requires the “law of big numbers” There is no stigma that you’re looking right now, so the more people who know you’re looking, the more likely you’ll find a job.

2. Get LinkedIn recommendations from your colleagues. A strong recommendation from your manager highlights your strengths and shows that you were a valued employee. This is especially helpful if you were recently laid off, and there is no better time to ask for this than when your manager is feeling bad because she laid you off. If you were a manager yourself, recommendations from your employees can also highlight leadership qualities.

3. Find out where people with your backgrounds are working. Find companies that employ people like you by doing an advanced search for people in your area who have your skills. For example, if you’re a web developer in Seattle, search profiles in your zip code using keywords with your skills (for example, JavaScript, XHTML, Ruby on Rails) to see which companies employ people like you.

4. Find out where people at a company came from. LinkedIn “Company Profiles” show the career path of people before they began work there. This is very useful data to figure out what a company is looking for in new hires. For example, Microsoft employees worked at Hewlett-Packard and Oracle.

5. Find out where people from a company go next. LinkedIn’s “Company Profiles” also tell you where people go after leaving the company. You can use this to track where people go after leaving your company as well as employees of other companies in your sector. (You could make the case that this feature also enables to figure out which companies to avoid, but I digress.)

6. Check if a company is still hiring. Company pages on LinkedIn include a section called “New Hires” that lists people who have recently joined the company. If you have real chutzpah, you can ask these new hires how they got their new job. At the very least you can examine their backgrounds to surmise what made them attractive to the new employer.

7. Get to the hiring manager. LinkedIn’s job search engine allows you to search for any kind of job you want. However, when you view the results, pay close attention to the ones that you’re no more than two degrees away from. This means that you know someone who knows the person that posted the job—it can’t get much better than that. (Power tip: two degrees is about the limit for getting to hiring managers. I never help friends of friends of friends.) Another way to find companies that you have ties to is by looking at the “Companies in Your Network” section on LinkedIn’s Job Search page.

8. Get to the right HR person. The best case is getting to the hiring manager via someone who knows him, but if that isn’t possible you can still use LinkedIn to find someone inside the company to walk your resume to the hiring manager or HR department. When someone receives a resume from a coworker even if she doesn’t know the coworker, she almost always pays attention to it.

9. Find out the secret job requirements. Job listings rarely spell out entirely or exactly what a hiring manager is seeking. Find a connection at the company who can get the inside scoop on what really matters for the job. You can do this by searching for the company name; the results will show you who in your network connects you to the company. If you don’t have an inside connection, look at profiles of the people who work at the company to get an idea of their backgrounds and important skills.

10. Find startups to join. Maybe this recession is God telling you it’s time to try a startup. But great startups are hard to find. Play around with LinkedIn’s advanced search engine using “startup” or “stealth” in the keyword or company field. You can also narrow by industry (for example, startups in the Web 2.0, wireless, or biotech sectors). If large companies can’t offer “job security,” open up your search to include startups.

11. Build your network before you need it. As a last tip, no matter how the economy or your career is doing, having a strong network is a good form of job security. Don’t wait until times are tough to nurture your network. The key to networking (or “schmozing”), however, is filled with counter-intuitiveness. First, it’s not who you know—it’s who knows of you. Second, Great schmoozers are not thinking “What can this person do for me?” To the contrary, they are thinking, “What can I do for this person?”

The Charleston Area Alliance and Generation Charleston both have groups on LinkedIn! If you aren't a member of these groups yet...what are you waiting for? Visit to join.

Job Openings with Unisys

Unisys’ HIM (Health Information Management) Organization is currently looking to fill the positions below in our Charleston, West Virginia office. They will also be hosting an open house / career fair on March 5th. We are looking for candidates with experience in Information Technology, Healthcare, Medicaid, etc. To apply to these jobs please send your resume to

SYSTEMS ANALYST $50,000 - $75,000
Description:Installation and maintenance of Trizetto QNXT applications and Windows OS. Support HIM common development systems. Modify existing systems to support new requirements. Develop new automation techniques and procedures. Document operational procedures Develop detailed systems design documents. Develop Disaster Recovery Plans. Work with an applications engineering team to develop, support and maintain the following environments: Systems integration, User Acceptance Testing, Production
Notes:Infrastructure background LAN/WAN experienceNetworking experienceHealthcare experience not essential

Description:Support the Health PAS EDI group working with a team of engineers as well as developers to support multiple State Medicaid sites and other solutions. • Gain experience on Health PAS EDI solution, including Biztalk, Edifecs, QConnect, and File Transfer Agent components. Perform in requirements analysis, design, development, testing, documentation, and implementation. • Perform as PM on assigned projects. Also assist in proposal work. • Assist in on-site implementation and customer support of EDI solutions. Experience with HIPAA regulations, Biztalk, Edifecs, QConnect, SQL Server, requirements gathering, design, testing, and documentation. Past expertise in HIPAA Validation and EDI implementations. Experience with Rational CMM software a plus. Microsoft Project experiences a plus. A Bachelor's degree in software related discipline plus 3+ years of HIPAA claims Validation/EDI Client dedicated, strong oral communication and writing skills. Past experience with a team of systems and/or database professionals.
Notes:Healthcare experienced needed; EDI experience needed.

SQL SERVER DBA $65,000 - $90,000
Description:MS SQL Server 2000/2005. Work as a key member of a nimble, supportive DBA team on transactional databases up to 1Tb. Migrate databases between servers; performance tuning and troubleshooting; database and server hardware architecture planning; schema development; SQL script development; analyze applications at their database interface points and troubleshoot performance problems; develop and apply schema changes to production databases.Required: Team player. 2 years MS SQL Server DBA in a production environment. 3 years hands-on relational database experience. Familiarity and comfort with ordinary maintenance tasks, such as moving tempdb, migrating databases, changing server configuration parameters, dropping/adding users and logins. Solid understanding of relational theory and how it applies to production environments. BA/BS degree or higher. Desired: Experience with MS SQL Server 2005. Technical understanding of the effects of various factors on the health and performance of large, transactional SQL Server databases. Grace under pressure. Willingness to learn and teach as part of a progressive technical team.
Notes:Healthcare not required
Description:Requirements definition, analysis, and design for a large, complex Medicaid claims processing system. This position will be responsible for an area within the claims processing system, such as prior authorization, claims processing, provider contracts, member benefits, or medical policy. Technical & Behavioral Skills Degree preferred - Minimum of 2 Medicaid operations/fiscal agent experience. Claims experience preferred. Implementation experience strongly recommended. SQL knowledge a PLUS.

Description:Lead the design, development and application of advanced software engineering methods and techniques to the West Virginia Medicaid Management Information System. Responsibilities include solution design, technical analysis, issues resolution, prototype development, software evaluation, additional business opportunities qualification, support of existing enterprise solution, process improvement tools advocate, and infuse latest technologies into the enterprise architecture. This employee acts as a source of current and relevant technological, professional and healthcare market knowledge for the advancement and stabilization of the West Virginia MMIS project.
Notes:Healthcare preferred but not necessary.Techie guru

.NET DEVELOPER $50,000 - $85,000
Description: Plan, research, design and implement upgrades and enhancements to HealthPAS applications (C-Sharp, Asp.Net, SQL 2005, VB .Net). Support implementations with strong analytical and problem solving skills. Must be proficient with, c-sharp and Good command of programming tools in a multi tier development environment. Experience with Flexi Financials, document imaging, electronic workflow, Call Center and IVR technology, report generation/distribution, COTS integration, automated ad/hoc and batch letter generation a plus. Knowledge of service oriented architectures and related technologies such as SOAP, WSDL and Web Services. Knowledge of Biztalk, Active Directory and SharePoint. Knowledge of Trizetto QNXT product architecture including custom agents and core engine. (PMID7)
Notes:Healthcare experience not required

Description:Application Configuration Analyst will be responsible for analyzing and interpreting contract requirements to develop design for claims payor application. Strong SQL skills preferred. Medicaid knowledge a plus. Implementation experience in a large scale claims payor system required.
Notes:Travel required

Description: 1) Provides oversight and assistance to the project QA teams;(2) Provides mentoring and coaching to the project QA teams; (3) Provides support to the Account and Implementation Managers; (4) Establishes a consistent quality management system across the program by imposing tools and techniques for quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control; (5) Reviews program performance against established baselines, identifies significant variances in program results, and recommends corrective actions; (6) Implements the quality management system on the project, with continuous quality improvement activities conducted as appropriate.
Notes:Extensive travel required for this position.
Healthcare and Medicaid experience preferred but not required.

PROJECT MANAGER $80,000 - $100,000
Description:(1) Assess Medicaid client base with in regard to HIPAA 5010/ICD-10 which will require organizations to make significant changes to their information systems and business practices. (2) Work directly with its clients to assist them in identifying and creating recommendations and remediation plans to achieve HIPAA/ICD-10 compliance. (3) Assist our clients with providing: (3a) Compliance readiness and impact and risk assessments for identifying required changes. (3b) Recommending strategies and planning for achieving and maintaining compliance. (3c) Management and quality assurance oversight for HIPAA 5010/ICD-10 projects (3d) Assist Business Development with proposal development and up selling opportunities (3e) Aid in the develop of internal business and project processes in initiating and executing assessment and remediation projects. Extensive travel required for this position.
Notes:Healthcare experience required.
Medicaid preferred but not required.


• Support the Health Solutions Delivery group working with a team of engineers as well as developers to support multiple State Medicaid sites and other solutions.
• Gain experience in various solutions components including document imaging, electronic workflow, EDI, Medicaid, Call Center and IVR technology, automated report distribution, and automated letter generation (both ad hoc and batch).
• Function as an implementation lead within the Delivery Group, managing delivery resources, development resources, and Medicaid customers.
• Medicaid knowledge would be beneficial.
• Perform as PM on assigned projects. Also assist in proposal work.
• Assist in on-site implementation and customer support of Health PAS Solutions. Experience with FileNET Image Services, FileNET Content Services, Venetica Workflow, ASG Cypress, Syntellect Call Center software, Crystal Reports, MS Reporting Services, telephony technology, SQL Server, VB, VB.Net, .NET, requirements gathering, design, testing, documentation.
Past expertise in project management, development, implementation.
Experience with Rational CMM software a plus.
Microsoft Project experience a plus.
A Bachelor's degree in software related discipline plus 3+ years of project management, programming or database working experience.
Client dedicated, strong oral communication and writing skills.
Past experience with a team of systems and/or database professionals


- Update benefits per Change Requests from BMS.
- Must test all benefit changes and ensure that change will not adversely affect claims processing prior implementing in production.
- Work with Team Lead on multiple Claim Check projects/processes.
- Assist Team Lead with day to day responsibilities.
- Work with Provider Relations and the Claims Department to ensure timely answers to questions.
- Other duties as assigned by Manager and Team Lead.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel and Project
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
- Must pay strong attention to detail.
- Minimum of 1 year experience working with QNXT
- Knowledge of WV Medicaid and its policies
- Must be able to work independently with minimal direction


This position will support our Health Information Management group as the Lead, Transformation Rules Analyst for WV Medicaid Account. Responsible for Requirements, Design and Testing for Conversions and Interfaces. As lead, also responsible for coordination across teams (such as configuration) and across subsystems (Ref, claims, provider relations and eligibility). Medicaid and SQL Server experience preferred. Good communication and organizational skills needed. Client interaction is required. Will require minimum of 25% travel. Experience in Medicaid or in a large-scale healthcare claims environment is preferred.