Full Job Description
The Director II of the Regulatory Services Data Analytics (RSDA) unit is selected by and reports to the Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO), Center for Analytics and Decision Support. The Director performs highly advanced senior-level managerial activities providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the RSDA unit. The Director is responsible for establishing the strategic plan and objectives for the unit, developing and establishing priorities, implementing and evaluating initiatives impacting health and human services program outcomes and policies in Texas in accordance with state and federal laws. The Director oversees the effective use of data for reporting and analyses, provides direction and guidance on the development and use of analytic methods and procedures, and analyzing information systems for data quality. The Director provides consultation, and recommendations to senior-level management, including the Deputy Executive Commissioner (DEC) for the Office of Performance, the DEC for Regulatory Services, and Executive level staff. The Director represents the agency on workgroups and committees to coordinate and develop health and human services policy initiatives related to data analytics; provides direction on the preparation of adhoc and recurring reports, position papers, and memorandums on regulations and program policies; makes public presentations on various aspects of health and human services issues, especially on those related to regulatory services; supervises technical staff in data gathering, the development of data systems to fulfill legislative or other policy mandates, and researching, analyzing, and furnishing findings to Executive level staff.
Essential Job Functions:
EJF 1. Directs the Regulatory Services Data Analytics (RSDA) unit activities; provides leadership. Plans, implements and evaluates initiatives impacting health and human services programs in Texas in accordance with state and federal laws. Develops and establishes goals and objectives consistent with legislative mandates and the HHSC strategic plan. Develops and establishes the unit's priorities and standards for achieving goals. Plans, develops, implements and coordinates policies of the unit. Collaborates with HHSC areas and HHS agencies in implementing initiatives and projects that support the unit's goals and objectives. Develops and implements techniques for analyzing program activities; identifies need to revise program in order to improve outcomes. Provides input and recommendations to executive management on the development and implementation of policies directed at improving health and human services programs and policies. Time Spent: 30%
EJF 2. Ensures coordination and collaboration of unit activities; oversees the analysis of data for use in management and program planning. Oversees the development, preparation and dissemination of information and materials in response to requests from HHS programs, legislators, executive management or other external stakeholders. Oversees, monitors, evaluates, and develops resources and planning strategies to improve data reporting and analyses; participates in planning and development of agency administrative processes when analyzing data for efficiency and effectiveness. Time Spent: 20%
EJF 3. Develops and maintains partnerships with HHS programs, governmental agencies, academic institutions, stakeholder organizations, and researchers. Ensures coordination and collaboration of unit activities for the planning, development, and implementation of programs related to data collection and reporting. Promotes collaboration between stakeholders to build a shared strategy for policy planning and evaluation, improvement of management accountability, and the means to reach program objectives and requirements. Oversees the coordination and participation in special assignments and projects relating to information systems and data collection. Time Spent: 10%
EJF 4. Reviews results of studies and data analyses to provide direction and guidance. Initiates, develops, and prepares reports, briefing documents, issue papers, correspondence, bill analyses, and memorandums for executive management review and decision-making. Time Spent: 10%
EJF 5. Represents HHSC as a subject matter expert at public hearings and meetings with legislative officials, state and federal agency officials, consumer representatives, advocacy groups, committees and conferences or seminars. Participates as a panelist or speaker on various state and local workshops. Time Spent: 10%
EJF 6. Develops and reviews budgets and provides final approval of unit budget. Time Spent: 10%
EJF 7. Plans, assigns and supervises the work of others. Some travel will be required. Time Spent: 10%
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Knowledge of strategic planning, performance budgeting, and the Legislative Appropriations Request process.
Knowledge of research methods, principles, techniques and philosophies.
Knowledge of statistical concepts, methods, and their application to data analysis.
Knowledge of measurement, testing, and evaluation, and of computer application on statistical models.
Skill in analyzing and interpreting statistical, analytical methods and procedures, and use of demographic information, forecasting, and trend analysis.
Skill in organizing research findings, and developing creative solutions for presentation and implementation.
Skill in developing presentations.
Skill in writing concise reports.
Ability to interpret program directives and policies.
Ability to plan and coordinate activities.
Ability to organize tasks and projects.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing, including presenting research results non-technical language.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff.
Ability to provide leadership.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Four years college in epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, or related field is preferred. Master’s degree or higher is preferred. Five years’ experience with collection, analysis, and dissemination of data used to improve, inform, and support health and human services related programs. Demonstrated experience with Regulatory Services data is preferred. Two years of experience in a lead, management or supervisory role.
There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.