Program Specialist VII

    Texas Health & Human Services Commission
    6330 HWY 290, AUSTIN, TX
    Full-time
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    Job Description


    This is a temporary, time-limited grant funded position. Financial Specialist will provide journey-level financial management and technical assistance to manage federal disaster funding. Will function as financial support to the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) team, contracted service providers and to the Disaster Behavioral Health Services Director. Position is responsible to ensure federal funds are budgeted, expended and reconciled according to HHSC, TDEM, FEMA, and SAMHSA requirements and award. Will provide financial technical assistance and guidance to contractors.

    Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Work involves planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing journey-level financial management and technical assistance, both remote and onsite, to manage the federal disaster funding.

    Be able to work hours other than 8;00 - 5:00; nights, weekends and holidays to accomplish grant and agency deliverables.

    Be able to travel 25% or as needed to meet program deliverables.

    Essential Job Functions:
    Involves planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and overseeing the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of materials in response to requests for federal disaster program information and reports. Involves planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and overseeing the effective techniques for evaluating federal disaster programs. Identifies training needs and discusses program effectiveness to the Director. 40%

    Involves planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and overseeing compliance with federal disaster program policies and procedures, statutes, and rules according to HSHC, FEMA, and SAMHSA requirements and award. Delivers federal disaster consultative services and technical assistance to the director related to planning, implementing, and monitoring of related programs and services. Oversees others who analyze legislation to develop recommendations for policy and programmatic issues relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of federal disaster funding. 40%

    Involves planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and overseeing studies and analyses of operations and problems and the preparation of reports of findings and recommendations, federal disaster surveys and reviews to determine compliance with certification requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and related procedures. Determines trends and resolves operational problems relating to federal disaster funding. Prepares federal disaster reports and studies and performs specialized research projects. Prepares and evaluates federal disaster budget requests. 20%

    Performs related work as assigned.

    This is a time limited grant funded position. Position will be filled upon receipt of federal grant award.

    Knowledge Skills Abilities:
    Knowledge of overall program, including federal and state guidelines, regulations, programs, policies and procedures.

    Knowledge of contracts, funding, policies and procedures.

    Knowledge of public administration and management techniques and program management processes.

    Skill in responding to disaster in a behavioral health environment and working within grant parameters.

    Skill in project management; work with multiple stakeholders, and provide oversight to contracted vendors.

    Skill in using personal computer application software such as Visio, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Project or similar programs.

    Skill in written and oral communication, including the ability to make public presentations and write technical information in an understandable format.

    Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to conduct sophisticated research; to prepare reports; to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures.

    Ability to work cooperatively as a team member in a fast-paced, deadline-orientated environment.

    Ability to function as financial support to financial director to ensure federal funds are budgeted and expended according the FEMA & SAMHSA requirements and award.

    Ability to provide financial technical assistance to contractors as appropriate.

    Ability to travel 25% or as needed to conduct onsite technical assistance and quality management visits, attend mandatory training and strategic planning meetings.

    Ability to work hours other than 8;00 - 5:00; nights, weekends and holidays to accomplish grant and agency deliverables.

    Registration or Licensure Requirements:
    None

    Initial Selection Criteria:
    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, finance or related field preferred. Experience and graduate level education may be substituted for one another.

    Experience in financial management and ability to provide technical assistance to manage the federal disaster funding (preferred).

    Ability to travel 25%

    Ability to work hours other than 8:00 - 5:00, nights, weekends and/or holidays as needed to accomplish program and agency goals and objectives

    Additional Information:
    Positions advertised with this position description are temporary and will only be filled after a disaster declaration. Management is recruiting to identify qualified candidates that may be hired on short notice to fulfill the operations requirements when there is a federal disaster. Job requires working beyond normal work hours including holidays and weekends when necessary, especially in the first months after a disaster declaration.

    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.

    MOS Code:
    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.

    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: 556640688Posted: 2020-05-21