Privacy Analyst II
Under the supervision of the Director of the Process Improvement Unit, within the Center for External Relations, the Privacy Analyst II (Privacy Officer) performs advanced (senior-level) consultative and technical assistance work to promote privacy compliance and awareness. This position coordinates with divisions, programs, and staff across the agency and serves as the central point of contact for inter-agency coordination with the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Privacy Division. The position also oversees privacy incidents, investigations, and other privacy-related activities, and providing regular reports to agency leadership. The Privacy Officer works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
* (40%) Serves as DSHS Privacy Officer, agency point of contact, and subject matter expert for all privacy-related matters. Oversees daily privacy operations. Receives, investigates, and responds to privacy incidents. Performs risk assessments, develops recommendations for corrective actions, and reports to regulatory authorities as appropriate. Maintains proper documentation in the privacy incident management system.
* (20%) Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with agency leadership, divisions, programs, and staff, as well as with inter-agency partners, local health departments, and other external entities. Coordinates with appropriate agency staff and stakeholders to collect, analyze, organize, and prepare materials in response to privacy incidents.
* (20%) Coordinates with HHSC Privacy Division to develop and implement privacy policies, procedures, standards, and controls. Facilitates inter-agency privacy risk and impact assessments, privacy-related control self-assessments, and privacy threshold analyses.
* (10%) Coordinates with HHSC Privacy Division to develop and implement privacy awareness and compliance activities, such as training and communications. Leads and/or participates on appropriate privacy-related work groups and task forces.
* (10%) Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to active participation and/or support to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or continuity of operations activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern, assignment, and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of HIPAA, information privacy, federal and state privacy laws, and/or compliance with regulatory directives.
Skill in effective interpersonal and leadership skills.
Skill in preparing oral and written reports.
Skill in managing projects.
Skill in facilitating meetings.
Ability to prepare effective correspondence and reports for diverse audiences, including executives and senior managers.
Ability to collect, analyze, and present facts.
Ability to analyze and solve work problems.
Ability to make independent judgments and provide guidance to agency staff.
Skill in developing and interpreting policies, statutes, and regulations.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Professional certification in information privacy, information security, or compliance is required or must be attained within six months of hire. Preference will be given to candidates who hold the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) certification, however other relevant professional certifications will be considered.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public policy, public administration, public health, political science, legal studies, information management or a related discipline is required. Privacy-related work experience may be considered in lieu of education on a year-for-year basis. Working knowledge of public health and/or health and human services programs is preferred.
Requisition # 450952
Starting salary is contingent upon experience and/or available funding at the time of hire.
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