Job/Position DescriptionTexas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Community Services (CS) department seeks a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Senior Advisor. This position reports directly to the Deputy Executive Commissioner (DEC) of Community Services and will also support the Associate Commissioners of a variety of programs including for the aging and people with disabilities and special healthcare needs.As a lead staff member, the Senior Advisor oversees and performs complex (senior level), highly-advanced policy, administrative and program management functions for CS. The position will work under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude to use initiative and independent judgment. The position will be a part of the CS Executive Leadership Team.The ideal candidate thrives in an environment that emphasizes teamwork to achieve goals, excellence through high professional standards and personal accountability, curiosity to continuously grow and learn, and critical thinking. They will have a proven track record of working in partnership with other team members to achieve results, embracing and solving specific challenges facing an organization, bringing fresh ideas to complex problems, and leading in a fast-paced and demanding work environment. The Senior Advisor must be a critical thinker, adept at asking the right questions to obtain key information and impacts for decision making.This position attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. The position will have the opportunity to telework. Essential Job FunctionsAssists the DEC with the daily operations of CS, including a variety of programmatic and operational functions. Prioritizes, assigns, tracks, monitors, and reports on program initiatives led by peers throughout the various stages of planning/implementation. Prepares and approves high-quality letters, memoranda, analyses, reports, presentations, agendas, and other assigned writing tasks. Coordinates and prepares assignments on behalf of the DEC and other Executive Team Members. Assists with legislative and executive requests, reports, memos, open records requests, audits and other agency/program requests. Oversees the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of materials in response to requests for program information.Coordinates division-wide projects with limited notice and accelerated timelines to produce expert and diverse division results. Develops work plans, monitors and reports on progress, and communicates with unit staff, stakeholders, agency management, and others. Collaborates with other organizational areas within the organization and with other health and human services agencies. Prepares written updates, summaries, and other documents as assigned. Develops materials for the preparation or in follow up to workgroups and meetings conducted with internal and external stakeholders. Acts as liaison to other program staff and other agencies concerning programs and initiatives being managed by CS. Sets goals and objectives, makes assignments, provides direction, reviews and approves work products. Works with and speaks to community and professional groups, other HHSC programs, other state agencies, legislative staff, and public stakeholders to provide information, technical assistance, identify needs and resolve issues. Provides oral presentations, and written materials, as appropriate. Performs other https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=546280 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.