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Director I

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Texas Health and Human Services Commission

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Austin, TX

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Director I - Director of Rules Coordination Office (Posted Until Filled) Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Commissioner for Policy and Rules (DEC PR), the Director of the Rules Coordination Office (RCO) manages activities and functions of the RCO and its staff (currently 6 rules specialists). Position requires the candidate to work closely with program, legal, budget, policy, and executive staff to effectively manage rules projects from start to finish. Provides technical guidance for RCO staff and HHS System (System) divisions or department to ensure System rulemaking processes are followed. Supervises staff which includes planning work schedules, monitoring output, and ensuring compliance with System and office policies and procedures. Tracks, monitors, plans, coordinates, or schedules activities on a complex level to ensure deadlines or other requirements are met. Leads the day-to-day operations of the RCO, provides oversight, and develops the work of others.

Essential Job Functions:

30% Participates and coordinates department and cross-division rulemaking activities. Performs a full range of professional rulemaking and administrative law assignments, consultative services, and technical assistance work related to the RCO and administrative rule promulgation. Has primary responsibility for rule quality and accuracy. Monitors the performance of a variety of activities related to rule development, including editing rules for accuracy, clarity and consistency, as well as ensuring correct formatting and style in accordance with system policy and Texas Register standards. Responsible for providing training and technical assistance to System staff involved in the rulemaking process. 30% Plans, develops and implements the HHS system rulemaking process, assigning work among project team members to ensure timely project completion. Monitors, tracks, analyzes, and reports on rules and policies with major impact to the System and communicates relevant information to leadership. Reviews and revises documents to ensure work products are complete, concise, and understandable. Develops and manages work to the timeline with support and participation of the Rules Coordination Office team members and rule project team members. Maintains accurate document versions using various tools including SharePoint. 20% Manages, oversees, and evaluates projects using accepted project management methodologies. Monitors projects, obtains authorization and commitment, and reports on project status. Work involves working with diverse stakeholders. 10% Identifies potential project risks and difficulties and establish strategies to mitigate or avoid them. Communicates and explains project concerns to division leadership and report on project status as needed. Anticipates problems with projects and escalates issues to supervisor in a timely manner. Detects and reports on trends 10% Manages or participates in DEC PR department special projects and other work as assigned.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

• Knowledge of administrative rulemaking process, legal processes, legal language and statute. • Knowledge of operations of the organizational structure and functions of the HHS System. • Skill in drafting rules and rule-related documents • Skill in problem solving and detecting potential issues and working to avoid delays and issues with all rule projects, paying special attention to large or controversial rule projects. • Ability to build, establish, and maintain effective working relationships and coalitions and communicating effectively in person, by phone and by email. • Ability to interpret and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures concerning HHS programs and procedures, and make recommendations for process improvement to rule promulgation and for streamlining the rulemaking process. • Ability to obtain support and commitment from project team members, including monitoring team assignments and seeking approvals on rule documents. • Ability to respond to customer (legal, budget, program, executive staff) inquiries and monitor and report on project status. • Ability to resolve customer issues with a focus on customer satisfaction.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree preferred. Relevant professional experience may substitute for education. Experience writing, editing and analyzing administrative rules (Texas Administrative Code) or legal documents. Experience with the administrative rulemaking process. Management experience. Minimum of four years of experience in policy and rule writing, minimum of two years of management experience preferred. Professional experience as licensed attorney may substitute for experience.

Additional Information:

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 Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx Req #372246

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

I-9 Form - 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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