Program Specialist V

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    6330 Hwy 290, Austin, TX 73301
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    Job Description

    Are you highly motivated? Looking for a new challenge? Wanting to join a great team with a very welcoming culture? Our organization is motivating, challenging, and promotes continuous learning while making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. Intellectual & Developmental Disability - Behavioral Health Services Department (IDD-BHS) carries the mission of providing appropriate and cost-effective services to Texans, and ensuring all Texans have access to care at the right time and place. Our positions offer an excellent benefits package, flexible work schedules, and training.
    We are currently seeking a financial Program Specialist V. Job duty, includes the following tasks: Performs highly-advanced financial, grant, and data coordination/analysis work for the IDD-BH Business Operations Team. Primary duties include monitoring multiple federal grant programs for Mental Health and Substance Use Services, supporting operational budgets, grants, reporting, development, and oversight. This position will also provide input on policy issues arising from financial management, quality management, and contract procurement, development and oversight, and specific external contracts.
    Position operates with extensive latitude for initiative and judgment. Must be able to perform under minimal supervision. Reports to Behavioral Health Services (BHS) Director of Finance with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Gather financial data requirements, develop new reports, and analyze existing reports and data for completeness and accuracy and promptly resolve issues. Perform ongoing qualitative and quantitative analyses including development of financial spreadsheets and analysis for federal or state reporting. (15%)
    Participate in contract roster creation and the approval of requisitions in CAPPS Financial for BHS. Assist in the setup of project/grants, developing documents and templates for current and future process and procedures. (25%)
    Create and update reports, policies, and procedures. Assist with creating and reviewing BHS budgets, program contracts, waivers, and request for proposals. Provide technical assistance to program staff and obtain their input on financial policy. Duties include facilitation of meetings and workgroups, regular statewide conference calls, representation of BHS at internal meetings. (20%)
    Provide grant management support and oversee the budget plan to implement new initiatives as directed by the BHS Director of Finance. (10%)
    Manage the development and submission of federal substance use and mental health grants planning and reporting requirements. (10%)
    Assist with daily financial operations and activities of Mental Health (MH)/Substance Use Disorder (SUD)/Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR)/State Opioid Response (SOR) programs. (10%)
    Performs other duties as assigned. (10%)

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    Knowledge of Health and Human Services policies and procedures.
    Knowledge of budgetary processes and procedures.
    Knowledge of statistical analysis and forecasting.
    Skill in the administration, development, coordination, and monitoring of grants.
    Skill in use of Excel software, Windows operational system, and PowerPoint.
    Skill in acquiring and assimilating new information with minimal direction.
    Skill in analyzing financial impacts of proposed legislation.
    Skill in composing executive-level briefing documents.
    Ability to effectively work across the HHS system and with external entities through concise and clear communication skills.
    Ability to adapt to change in a dynamic organization.
    Ability to communicate complex information to external entities and executive management.
    Ability to prioritize time and work on multiple projects with multiple deadlines.
    Ability to produce accurate and detailed grant and financial reports by specific deadlines.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    Experience in developing and/or analyzing financial data/reports
    Knowledge of budget and accounting functions
    Willing to work overtime and on weekends when needed

    Additional Information:
    Flexibility in work hours, including overtime and/or extended hours, may be required for this position.

    MOS Code:
    No direct military equivalent.

    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.

    Posting ID: 554944517Posted: 2020-05-21