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Job/Position DescriptionThe Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks highly qualified candidates to fill a Director I position within the Access and Eligibility Services (AES) - Program Policy division. AES is driven by its mission to connect Texans, services, and supports by helping individuals and families in need of food, medical care, cash assistance, and other social services. The Director I is selected by and reports to the Deputy Associate Commissioner (DAC) of Program Policy within AES. The position directs program activities for the following AES Program Policy teams:*The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) team performs complex policy research, analysis, and development for federally-required SNAP and TANF programs. SNAP provides food assistance for low income individuals. TANF provides cash assistance for low income children and families.*The Policy Coordination team performs complex policy research, analysis, and development; coordinates the development of policy documentation, including state plan amendments, waivers and reports; and coordinates legislative and audit activities for federally-required programs, such as, SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, Childrenand#146;s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Title III (Area Agencies on Aging(AAA) and Aging and Disability Resource Centers(ADRC)) and Title XX (Community Care Services Eligibility(CCSE)) programs.Job responsibilities include providing policy and project management direction, consultation, and technical assistance to AES Program Policy staff, other agency divisions and health and human services agencies. In addition to establishing strategic goals and objectives to ensure policy development and implementation meet timeline and budget requirements and align with the AES and agency strategic mission, vision and goals.This position requires the ability to facilitate the development and negotiation of options and solutions, and to effectively communicate, coordinate and collaborate with internal and external partners and stakeholders. The Director I works under the general direction of the Program Policy DAC with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment that emphasizes: innovation through new ideas, striving for excellence by taking pride in their work, embracing differences as a source of strength, accomplishing more through partnership, leading by example, and learning for continuous improvement. We offer competitive benefits including free health coverage for you and affordable health plans for your family, dental and life insurance plans, paid holidays, accrued vacation and sick leave, promotional opportunities and the gratification of making a positive impact on individuals and families in need. More information regarding available benefits can be found at: A list of the State of Texas holidays is available at: Essential Job FunctionsDirects program activities related to complex policy research, analysis, and development for federally-required SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, CHIP, Title III (AAA and ADRC) and Title XX (CCSE) programs eligibility changes and supports the coordination of AES policy development. Provides direction, consultation, and technical assistance to staff on research and analysis; development of options, solutions, and recommendations; development of documentation and c\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=481805 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.