Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by DSHS - Central Office
Director II-Under the general direction of the Director of Regional Administrative Services (RAS), administers and directs programs for a geographic area designated by Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). As RAS Regional Director in the geographic area, employs appropriate organizational and management skills to carry out policies, procedures, and standards. Accountable for the quality of management employed in carrying out this mission. Performs complex managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for projects. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Manages all aspects of the budget, including budget requests, monitoring of budget, allocation and expenditures of funds. Develops and maintains working relationships with internal leaders, community leaders, advisory groups, advocacy groups, and elected officials including county judges and state legislators.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
(35%) Provides vision, directions and leadership in developing, implementing, or monitoring programs goals/objectives, policies, protocols, or training initiatives.
(20%) Communicates on a complex level with others (internally or externally) to provide, exchange or verify information, answer inquires, address issues, or resolve problems or complaints.
(10%) Supervises unit/staff including planning work schedules, monitoring output, and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures.
(10%) Selects, manages, and develops staff through conferences, mentoring, training and performance appraisal.
(10%) Directs or coordinates the activities of units (for example, budgeting, time and labor, data processing, fiscal, contracts, property management, complaint investigations, daily operations).
(10%) Interacts with staff or customers to discuss results of special reviews, internal audits, research studies, forecasts, and modeling exercises to provide direction and guidance to resolve issues.
(5%) Analyzes current/potential effect of current/proposed legislation, regulations, policies, or court rulings on agency operations.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program area; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
Knowledge of facilities management principles and related state and federal policies, rules and requirements.
Knowledge of contract management.
Skill in working collaboratively and cooperatively with diverse groups and in conflict resolution.
Skill in managing multiple and competing priorities, planning and managing projects.
Ability to direct and organize program activities.
Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.
Ability to identify problems, evaluate policies and procedures and implement effective solutions.
Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
Ability to prepare concise reports.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and creative problem solving techniques in emergency, stressful, and/or complex situations.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License
Initial Selection Criteria:
Current knowledge of the HHS System, HHSC and DSHS program, policy and procedures. Knowledge of DFPS and TWC programs. Current knowledge of HHS facilities, financial, supply and leasing programs. Management experience above the first line supervisor level. Current knowledge of Regional Administrative Services.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
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