Full Job Description
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks highly qualified candidates to fill the Manager V(Senior Advisor) position within the HDIS Leadership of Health, Developmental, and Independence Services (HDIS).
HDIS is driven to improve the health, safety, and well-being of the families and individuals HDIS serves with good stewardship of public resources. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment that emphasizes integrity, commitment, compassion, service, strength, and trust.
HDIS plays an important role in the social safety net for vulnerable Texas and promotes health equity by addressing social determinants of health. Services provided by HDIS support women, children and people with disabilities and promote healthy marriages. Some of the programs overseen by HDIS include the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program, family planning and women’s health, early childhood intervention for children with disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing services, human trafficking prevention, and services for victims of domestic violence.
In addition to rewarding, meaningful work, we offer a variety of benefits, which can be found at https://ers.texas.gov/Benefits-at-a-Glance, and generous leave based on years of service. A list of State of Texas holidays is available at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Documents/Holidays/Holidays2021.pdf.
The Manager V (Senior Advisor) is selected by, and reports to, the Deputy Executive Commissioner (DEC) within HHSC Health, Developmental and Independence Services (HDIS) department. The HDIS Senior Advisor performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance to assist the Deputy Executive Commissioner in strategic operations and planning for the department; establishing priorities and objectives and determining the progress towards meeting department objectives and goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities and functions; directing, coordinating, and monitoring highly complex projects which span across all HDIS program areas. Projects are diverse and vary depending on department and programmatic needs but can include policy research & development, budget, legislative activities, communications, stakeholder relations and delivery of client services. Represents HDIS on behalf of the DEC and communicates with federal, state, and local project stakeholders, in addition to multiple levels of agency leadership and other relevant parties. Directs and manages the coordination of multidisciplinary clinical, policy development and administrative staff. Supervises the work of others; directing, assigning, and evaluating the work of staff. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Directs, develops and evaluates projects and activities led by the HDIS department. Directs daily project operations and policy development of projects and department initiatives, including coordinating the activities of multidisciplinary policy staff to ensure implementation of program requirements and adherence to the scope of projects/initiatives. Creates, initiates, and reviews project and department plans for feasibility and advises leadership and project stakeholders on potential risks and risk mitigation strategies. Develops and implements project evaluation tools and reports. Projects are diverse and vary depending on department and programmatic needs but can include policy research & development, budget, legislative activities, communications, stakeholder relations and delivery of client services. (20%)
Directs and manages the coordination of multidisciplinary clinical, policy development and administrative staff. Supervises the work of others; directing, assigning, and evaluating the work of staff. Sets performance goals for direct report staff, performs evaluations and develops schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals ensuring consistency with department requirements and the agency's and HDIS' strategic plan. (20%)
Reviews and analyzes all legislation related to HDIS, tracks legislative bills, develops bill analysis, and manages all bill implementation projects for HDIS, which span multiple years. The Senior Advisor is in charge of major maternal health bill implementation projects which involve multiple sections of HDIS and the agency. Serves as a resource for legislators, governmental entities, stakeholders and the public at legislative meetings. Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates standards, policies and rules to support essential operations and to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. (15%)
Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Commissioner, works closely with the senior leadership team to develop program goals, objectives and set standards to align with legislative, agency, and department goals, and formulates plans to achieve those goals. (10%)
Provides leadership, guidance, and technical assistance to program staff to ensure that the department's objectives and goals are achieved across all program areas. (10%)
Corresponds and coordinates with HDIS leadership and stakeholders on potential changes to projects, their scope, milestones, timelines or resources. Oversees the development and implementation of communication plans to identify and build positive rapport with appropriate audiences, including federal, state, and local internal and external stakeholders. (10%)
Guides the development of staff priorities, initiatives, and work schedules to achieve objectives and performance indicators related to the assigned projects. Directs, assigns, coordinates, and evaluates the work of project staff. (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned and required to meet the mission and goals of HHSC. Travels within the Greater Austin area to HDIS program-related trainings or meetings is required. (5%)
Flexibility in work hours, including overtime and/or extended hours, may be required for this position.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to direct and organize department/program functions and activities; to provide strategic leadership to manage staff and large/complex projects; to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to work with internal and external stakeholders to achieve objectives; and to communicate effectively with elected officials, executive management, and all levels of staff.
Experience with managing, coordinating operations and support services for public assistance programs, as well as the state and federal laws and regulations relevant to these programs; developing and presenting analyses, and managing complex projects and initiatives.
Skill in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support an overall business or project strategy.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree. Professional experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. At least two years of experience with the Texas legislative process. At least two years of experience synthesizing complex and technical information into concise materials appropriate for an external audience. At least two years of experience in HHS program preferred. At least one year of experience with HDIS programs preferred.
Requisition # 461292
The posted salary range reflects the minimum and maximum allowable by state law. Any employment offer is contingent upon available budgeted funds. The offered salary will be determined in accordance with budgetary limits and the requirements of HHSC Human Resources Policy Manual Chapter 2.
There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the responsibilities, and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position.
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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.