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Deputy Director I

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

Job Description:


Deputy Director I

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Deputy Executive Commissioner (DEC) for the Health, Developmental and Independence Services (HDIS) department.

This position, reporting to the Chief Program and Services Officer (CPSO), supports HHSC in its vision of making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve by providing executive leadership over the 40 client services programs under HDIS purview. The DEC performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing executive direction, oversight and program management of HDIS programs, including maternal and child health programs, Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind services, family and social services, and the HHSC guardianship services program.

Job responsibilities include overseeing policy and operational matters related to HDIS programs; establishing and implementing strategic goals in accordance with the HHSC mission and vision; effectively communicating with and advising the CPSO and executive leadership on program matters; supporting budget planning, policy development, and program implementation; reviewing results of investigations, audits, and research studies and developing plans to address findings; coordinating and evaluating program operations within the department; and effectively communicating program initiatives and priorities to internal and external audiences.

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
Provides effective leadership, direction and oversight of policy and operations of the HDIS department. Uses established leadership strategies to provide guidance and direction to staff, including supervising the work of others and managing professional staff.

Establishes goals and objectives for the department, consistent with the agency?s mission, vision and strategic plan. Directs the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives, working with internal and external partners; develops and improves services options that are responsive to individual needs and preferences, and that ensure and protect self-determination, consumer rights, and safety.

Serves as a senior member of the HHSC executive management team and advises the Executive Commissioner and the CPSO on matters related to programs under HDIS. Effectively communicates program issues to executive leadership and works collaboratively with leadership to identify solutions.

Manages the day-to-day operations of the department, including reviewing, approving and directing the budget for the programs in HDIS. Directs and approves the operational department budget and manages expenditures within that budget. Directs the development of administrative rules, policies and procedures that ensure compliance with relevant laws, rules, regulations and HHS system performance standards.

Establishes and ensures internal controls, quality assurance and program management protocols and procedures to ensure all services are monitored and managed appropriately. Reviews results of investigations, audits, research studies, forecasts, and modeling exercises and provides direction to department staff on compliance/remediation activities. Ensures the department performance measures are current and measure the effectiveness of department operations and outcomes for clients.

Ensures effective program integration through successful communication and coordination between various divisions, departments and units within the HHS system and with agency partners. Works closely with agency staff, other state agencies, and the Legislature to articulate agency and department goals.

Develops and maintains working relationships with the Governor?s Office, Legislators, executive staff, stakeholder groups, other state agencies, federal agencies, and the public. Effectively represents the department, division, agency or HHS system at business meetings, hearings, trials, legislative sessions, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the delivery of health and human services.
Knowledge of state and federal legislative processes.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
Knowledge of the principles of leadership to manage a large and diverse professional staff and to manage agency and department resources.

Skill in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals for operations of a large and complex state government organization.
Skill in decision-making at an executive level, including assessing risk and using good judgment to inform decisions and recommendations to leadership.
Skill in conflict resolution and working quickly and collaboratively to solve problems.
Skill in public speaking.

Ability to direct and organize large and complex program activities.
Ability to develop and implement organizational vision.
Ability to motivate and lead professional staff.
Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support strategic initiatives.
Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
Ability to set and manage priorities at an executive level.
Ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, both in writing and orally.
Ability to work under pressure, negotiating among multiple parties to resolve conflicts, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships to develop and implement solutions.
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
N/A

Initial Selection Criteria:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, public administration, health administration or other related field. Related work experience may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis with maximum substitution of four years. Master?s Degree in any of the previously cited disciplines preferred.

At least seven (7) years of experience serving as a member of a senior or executive management team. Experience in senior leadership for a federal, state or local government agency preferred.

Experience in program management and direction. Experience managing health and human services or client services programs preferred.

Experience leading teams and managing professional staff.

Experience presenting information to an external audience. Experience testifying before a legislative body preferred.

Experience in developing and directing large-scale projects impacting multiple parties. Experience in strategic planning preferred.

Additional Information:
Requisition # 474654

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 Manual.

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

MOS Code:
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.

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 , Deputy Director I, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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