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Chief of Data and Analytics

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

Job Description:


Director III

The Chief of Data and Analytics is selected by and reports to the Deputy Commissioner. The Chief of Data and Analytics performs highly advanced (senior-level consultative services and technical assistance work. This work involves analyzing data and trends and drafting policy recommendations within CPS based on data, trends, legislation and good practice guidelines. The Chief of Data and Analytics works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
The Chief of Data and Analytics provides consultative services and technical assistance to all parts of CPS in support of the work to recommend policies that promote positive outcomes for children and families served by CPS as well as policies that promote the economical and efficient administration of state and federal funds. These policy recommendations need to be objective, well-written, and in conformity with state and
federal laws. This work involves analyzing federal and state statutes, as well as administrative rules to determine if current policies are in compliance with their authority. In developing policy and practice recommendations, in addition to identifyin compliance or service gaps, the analyst is expected to conduct independent research in order to arrive at the objective evidence upon which to base these recommendations. The analyst will document their research and findings in a plain English report that makes a persuasive argument for the recommendations being offered. For any recommendations submitted, the analyst will be involved in all aspects of the policy cycle to see that these recommendations are considered.

The Chief of Data and Analytics will serve as an internal resource to CPS. This work will involve assisting in the crafting of responses to legislative inquiries, intergovernmental inquiries, and other requests for information about CPS. This may also involve leading cross-functional work groups, drafting new policies and procedures, performing gap analyses of existing procedures and recommending any necessary revisions, identifying opportunities to improve CPS policy and practice. This will also involve active participation in external stakeholder workgroups and committees.

Represents CPS at meetings including participation in a variety of external stakeholder workgroups and committees and performs other related work as assigned.

The Chief of Data and Analytics will be responsible for the production of a variety of communication items related to the work of CPS that may include: reports, presentations, white papers, training content, legislative analyses, and outreach materials.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to child welfare program areas.
Knowledge of the Texas legislative process.
Knowledge of strategic planning and project management.
Knowledge of process improvement methods and feedback strategies, including client and staff survey tools.
Knowledge of Texas CPS policy.

Skill in policy analysis.
Skill in identifying problems, identifying possible alternatives, and promoting workable solutions.
Skill in writing concise documents/reports, policies and procedures dealing with complex subject matter.
Skill in communicating, both orally and in writing, for a wide variety of audiences.
Skill in managing multiple and competing priorities.

Ability to interpret data and develop productive recommendations.
Ability to organize, set priorities, and adhere to strict deadlines. Ability to independently gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze complex facts.
Ability to exercise creative problem-solving techniques in a highly complex environment.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of
internal and external contacts. Ability to support staff through a change management initiative.
Ability to use or learn software necessary to perform duties and assignments successfully.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
N/A

Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Undergraduate Degree
2. Experience in state or federal policy analysis.
3. Experience writing briefing documents, white papers, position papers, and policy analysis.
4. Extensive experience in amassing, analyzing, and interpreting data required
5. Experience in researching, analyzing, and recommending solutions on complex program and policy issues.
6. Experience supervising and leading staff

Additional Information:
Preferred Criteria: Advanced Degree

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring a writing sample of a policy analysis they prepared or a power point presentation they have given in conjunction
with a paid employment or unpaid position listed in their application. For each candidate interviewed, consideration will also be given to the candidates known job performance and ability to answer interview questions.

Requisition ID: 485585

MOS Code:
Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. 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.



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