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DEC Regulatory Services Division

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


The Deputy Executive Commissioner for Regulatory Services will report to the Chief Policy and Regulatory Officer (CPRO) of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The Deputy Executive Commissioner is responsible for the executive management and oversight for the divisions responsibilities, which include licensing, credentialing, inspecting, surveying, enforcing, training and developing policy for long-term care providers and occupations, acute care facilities, certain healthcare professionals and occupations, and childcare providers.

This position will be responsible for providing overall program vision, leadership and strategic direction to ensure the divisions mission to protect the health, safety, and welfare of vulnerable Texans, as well as to help individuals and entities comply with state and federal laws and regulations. This position is responsible for providing oversight and executive leadership to ensure the division interprets federal and state laws, regulations, and department policies and rules relevant to regulatory functions within the HHSC system. The Deputy Executive Commissioner develops and implements strategic plans and establishes goals and objectives for the division, develops policy and ensures resources are appropriately acquired and effectively deployed in compliance with agency regulations, as well as state and federal laws.

The Deputy Executive Commissioner ensures continuous improvement of customer service levels and execution of HHSC system goals and guiding principles; coordinates all state and federal requirements as the state agency for long-term care and acute care services and supports; participates in activities and meetings with executive staff, elected state and federal officials, and other external entities; performs other duties as delegated by the CPRO; and performs highly advanced leadership and oversight activities for program operations.

This position works under limited direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
(20%) Provides overall program vision, leadership and strategic direction to the division including managing, planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating operations and policies to promote effective program administration and service delivery.

(20%) Plans, implements and administers diverse programs to meet agency objectives including making major program management decisions impacting statewide agency operations, other state agencies and large numbers of clients and agency resources.

(15%) Assesses and directs the structure and delivery of regulatory functions by defining regulated entities and programs; recommends the scope, content and quality of services to be provided at given funding levels; and coordinates service delivery with the Chief Operating Officer.

(15%) Coordinates development of the division budget and components of the Legislative Appropriations Request process; makes decisions on budget and staff allocation for programs administered; advises the Chief Operating Officer on the status of programs; and makes recommendations for effective and efficient use of resources.

(15%) Coordinates all activities necessary to carry out the required responsibilities as the designated state agency for long-term care and acute care services and supports, including the review and evaluation of proposed federal and state laws on program operations.

(5%) Serves as a member of the senior management team assisting the Chief Operating Officer and agency executives in devising plans and activities to accomplish visionary concepts outlined by the Executive Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission. Provides information and counsel to agency executives and management on program service delivery trends and impact.

(5%) Makes presentations, provides information, or testifies to legislative offices or committees, other state and federal agencies, and other organizations regarding division programs and services.

(5%) Selects, manages, and develops the division's leadership team including performance reviews, consultation, training, personnel actions, and leave authorizations.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of State of Texas legislative processes and initiatives.
Knowledge of strategic planning, the budget process, cost recovery, procurement and contract management, and information technology.
Knowledge of the principles of leadership and how to deal with various leadership styles.
Knowledge of administrative processes and operations.
Skill in strategic planning and executing and evaluating complex programs, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Skill in managing multiple and competing priorities.
Skill in problem solving.
Skill in management of department resources.
Skill in leadership, communication and public speaking.
Skill in working collaboratively and cooperatively with diverse groups.
Ability to develop, implement, communicate and lead an organizational vision which integrates key state and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors.
Ability to promote and support creative thinking.
Ability to establish goals and objectives.
Ability to lead, implement and balance change and continuity to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic state government framework.
Ability to implement and use new technology and work processes to enhance decision making.
Ability to plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others.
Ability to explain, advocate, express facts and ideas, and negotiate with individuals and groups, internally and externally.
Ability to build, establish, and maintain effective working relationships and coalitions.
Ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of policies and programs.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
N/A

Initial Selection Criteria:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university plus seven (7) years of recent management experience serving as a member of a senior or executive management team. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience working within regulatory processes.

Experience managing and providing executive-level leadership.

Experience with the legislative process.

Experience in planning, budgeting and fiscal management.

Additional Information:
Requisition ID: 485470


MOS Code:
Note: 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 Auditors Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

- Click here to download the I-9 form.

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.



Keywords: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , DEC Regulatory Services Division, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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