Program Specialist V performs data analysis and research functions, working under the direction of the Manager for the Office of Decision Support (ODS) within the IDD-BHS Division of HHSC. Provides data-related consultative services and technical assistance to Program and Contractor Services, as well as staff and managers of other HHSC sections, providers, and stakeholders. Computes and reports performance measures, including development of appropriate targets. Creates system documentation and specifications, and data files related to community mental health and substance abuse. Represents ODS on committees, workgroups, and projects to meet data analysis needs. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
EJF1. Plans, develops and conducts projects related to statistical and data analyses. 40%
EJF2. Provides data-related consultative services and technical assistance to Program Services and Contractor Services, as well as other HHSC sections, providers and stakeholders. 20%
EJF3. Produces data for planning, performance measurement initiatives, risk assessment and other requests from LBB, federal partners, HHSC staff and stakeholders. 15%
EJF4. Creates system documentation and specifications with data quality checks, SAS code and data files related to community mental health and substance abuse. 15%
EJF5. Represents ODS on committees, workgroups, and projects to meet data analysis needs. 5%
EJF6. Other duties as assigned. 5%
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge and experience with data systems and warehouses and ability to work with large databases; In-depth knowledge of statistical software.
Knowledge of evaluation and performance measurement techniques for programs and policies.
Knowledge of health or public service delivery programs is preferred. Skill in effective verbal communication, including preparation and presentation of complex data analyses.
Skill in project management with complex projects that cross divisions, agencies and several lines of business. Ability to plan and manage large multi-faceted projects. Ability to work in collaboration with others to manage multiple deadlines.
Ability to maintain professional demeanor when dealing with stressful situations.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
The HHSC application should be completed with education, employment dates, job description, and others needed information.
Degree from an accredited college or university or technical school is preferred. Experience can be substituted for education.
Experience in the use of statistical packages, especially SAS, or SQL databases is preferred.
In-basket exercise required
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 Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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Posting ID: 552783732Posted: 2020-05-21