Program Specialist VI
Austin, TX 
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Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:FLSA Exempt/
Non-Exempt:
Exempt
Agency:Dept of Family & Protectve SvcDepartment:FCL Coordination
Job Title:Program Specialist VIPosting Number:454239
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time Regular/Temporary:Regular
Job Location:701 W 51ST STCity:AUSTIN
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$4,598.66 - $7,532.75Salary Group:B23
Shift:Days (First)Travel:15%
Closing Date:
Job Description:
The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Compliance, Coordination and Strategy Program Specialist (Program Specialist VI) performs highly advanced consultative services, advisory and technical assistance work for the Compliance, Coordination and Strategy Division in support of Foster Care Litigation (FCL) - related functions and activities. Develops solutions to program operational issues and facilitates compliance with Foster Care FCL - related requirements. Works with programs to plan, implement, and monitor compliance with FCL-related program policies and procedures, as appropriate. Manages the collection, analysis and preparation of FCL-related data and information from various sources. Serves as lead regarding cross-divisional implementation of FCL initiatives and requirements, conducts compliance activities. Identifies potential gaps and areas for improvement in FCL-related policies, rules, procedures and practices, and collaborates with program/support divisions on improvements. Develops and implements plans and strategies to track and analyze agency FCL-related activities and initiatives and ensure compliance with FCL-related deadlines and requirements. Plans and assigns staff projects and assignments, monitors project deadlines and ensures deliverables are available at expected project completion dates. Develops reports, studies, presentations, analyses and other written program communications. Develops FCL-related program monitoring tools and communications to ensure program milestones and deadlines are met. Develops and delivers targeted FCL-related program training and implementation modules, as needed. Represents Compliance, Coordination and Strategy Division at meetings, conferences, workgroups, and other events. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Performs highly advanced consultative services, advisory and technical assistance work for the Compliance, Coordination and Strategy Division in support of Foster Care Litigation (FCL) - related functions and activities. Develops solutions to program operational issues and facilitates compliance with FCL - related requirements. Works with programs to plan, implement, and monitor compliance with FCL-related program policies and procedures, as appropriate. (35%)

Serves as lead regarding cross-divisional implementation of FCL initiatives and requirements and conducts compliance activities. Develops and implements plans and strategies to track and analyze agency FCL-related activities and initiatives, and ensure compliance with FCL-related deadlines and requirements. Identifies potential gaps and areas for improvement in FCL-related policies, rules, procedures and practices, and collaborates with program/support divisions on improvements. Develops FCL-related programmatic monitoring tools and performance measures to ensure program milestones and deadlines are met. (25%)

Defines FCL-related project scope, purpose, objectives, time frames, risk mitigations, key metrics, and resource requirements. Develops reports, studies, presentations, analyses and other written program communications. (15%)

Provides guidance to ensure reports are completed within established timelines and all related tasks and milestones are achieved while ensuring compliance with FCL-related policies, procedures and standards. Represents the Compliance, Coordination and Strategy Division at meetings, conferences, workgroups, committees and other events. Performs other duties as assigned. (25%)
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of Department of Family and Protective Services policies and procedures.
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to agency programs.
Knowledge of Texas legislative processes and public administration.
Knowledge of statistical analysis processes and budget processes.

Skill in program planning, development and implementation.
Skill in project management.
Skill at synthesizing complex information and communicating it clearly and concisely to internal and external stakeholders.
Skill at remaining organized while managing several competing responsibilities.
Skill at effectively and professionally communicating with others, both orally and in writing.
Skill at establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Skill in providing strong customer service.
Skill in delivering presentations to groups.
Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program and staff performance.
Skill in operating a computer and applicable software.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities.
Ability to represent the agency effectively and professionally.
Ability to understand complex legal concepts, information and documents.
Ability to understand new information effectively and quickly.
Ability to make well-reasoned recommendations.
Ability to plan, direct and assign responsibilities for the work of others.
Ability to prepare presentations or talking points for executive and division leadership and staff to be used in legislative sessions, conferences, or legislative hearings.
Ability to present information and represent the program at meetings, conferences and other events.
Ability to analyze highly complex information and/or situations.
Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze factors; establish goals and objectives, devise solutions to administrative problems.
Ability to exercise excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
None
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Five years full-time consultative, supervisory, managerial, social service, professional or technical work which must include; analysis of work problems having an administrative aspect and interpretation of complex written material; or planning, organizing, and coordinating requirements for support services or program operations where a wide range of demands are involved, including interpretation of complex written material.
Additional Information:
Requisition # 454239
Experience in project management preferred. This position will report directly to the Compliance, Coordination, & Strategy Director.

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.


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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 interview.


 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$4,598.66 - $7,532.75
Required Experience
Open
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