Management and Project Consultant
Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: July 26, 2022
Management and Project Consultant performs advanced
professional administrative and policy analysis work. Work involves
and implementing organizational studies and evaluations, reviewing
procedures, coordinating work simplification studies, and reviewing
procedures manuals to assist management in operating more
effectively. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited
with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and
**Position is housed in Austin and is eligible for up to two
days/week telework per
current agency policy.**
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance
with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Coordinates, plans, and directs organizational studies of work
Coordinate agency projects, including (but not limited to) program
operational reviews, management studies, and process
Assist project lead with planning efforts that impact DFPS that may
include the agencys five-year strategic plan, and any other DFPS
program area requesting assistance with planning.
Assumes lead role to plan evaluation projects involving a single
business unit within the organization.
Prepare clear, concise reports with recommendations to inform
Advises management on agency studies by identifying priorities and
defining study scope, purpose, objectives, time frames, and
Through appropriate research, prepare project charter to establish
the scope of projects requested by the business unit including the
goals, objectives, and desired outcomes.
Consults with the business unit to advise on the direction,
updates, and challenges of the project.
Designs, evaluates, recommends, and approves changes to forms and
Evaluate internal operations to design and recommend changes for
improving the workflow process, including developing forms to
assign, track and report on projects.
Design report templates that ensure readability and flow for the
desired audience, including program and executive level staff.
Reviews and evaluates new or improved business and management
practices for application to agency programs or operations.
Review and evaluate agency business practices to identify
opportunities more efficient and effective operations.
Reviews and evaluates recommendations for improvement and
corrective action to standardize or improve organizational
Ensure that recommendations are addressed in an action plan that
subsequently become part of the DFPS business planning process.
Review and evaluate corrective actions to determine if the actions
have led to increased efficiency and effectiveness
Develops solutions to organizational issues and concerns, develops
organizational change strategies and plans, and/or conducts
training for their implementation.
Research innovations, best practices, emerging trends and draft
solutions to organizational issues when conducting a review.
Work with operational or program staff to identify and develop
opportunities for business process improvement.
Interprets historical, current, and projected data to identify
problems, causes, and areas for which procedural or system changes
Analyze any pre-existing data sources (quantitative and
qualitative) and identifying possible trends.
Contribute to the design and implementation of survey tools and
other tools to gather data to identify problems.
Reviews comprehensive technical records and reports that present
and interpret data, identifies alternatives, and makes and
Review, analyze and interpret project specific data to identify
issues and develop feasible recommendations for improvement.
Research alternative solutions to problems to support possible
recommendations applicable to the agencys mission and goals.
Develops new or modifies existing administrative program policies,
procedures, goals, and objectives.
Coordinate efforts to develop evaluation plans; identify
priorities, define the purpose and scope of study, and ensure clear
articulation within these plans of the evaluation subject and
Evaluates industry developments and makes recommendations for
possible agency application.
Support efforts to research, survey and/or interview other states
and industry leads to identify best practices to support more
efficient and effective agency operations.
Performs related work as assigned.
Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use
of initiative and independent judgment
May occasionally represent the team at meetings and performs other
related work as assigned.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations,
administrative rules, program policies, procedures relevant to DFPS
program areas and the Texas legislative process.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration
and management, including experience with direct supervision of
professional level staff strategic planning, human resources
management, and project management; and process improvement methods
and feedback strategies, including client and staff survey
Knowledge of program areas with the ability to provide subject
matter guidance, consultation and leadership to program staff.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and
weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to
Skill in the operation of a computer and applicable software.
Ability to manage business function, division, or department
Ability to establish goals and objectives.
Ability to devise solutions to administrative problems.
Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and
Ability to prepare reports.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with
major course work in business administration, political science (or
government) or a related discipline is preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants with a graduate degree in
public administration or a related field with relevant work
Experience in conducting management studies in the public
Experience managing projects.
Experience in data analysis.
Experience implementing process improvements.
Experience in providing subject matter guidance, consultation and
leadership to program staff.
Experience in writing reports for diverse audiences including
senior and executive management; developing and interpreting
policies, statues, and regulations.
Consideration will also be given to known past job performance, if
applicable, and demonstration of career stability and
Candidates invited to an interview may be required to bring a
writing sample of a project prepared in conjunction with a paid
employment position listed in their application. Candidates may
also be given a writing assessment at the interview.
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As a state agency, DFPS is required to ensure all Electronic
Information Resources (EIR) follow accessibility standards. The
staff must be familiar with the WCAG 2.1 AA and Section 508 to
create accessible content including but not limited to; Microsoft
Office documents, Adobe PDFs, webpages, software, training guides,
video, and audio files.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
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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
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