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DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES Program Specialist V in AUSTIN, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionUnder the general direction of the Laboratory and Infectious Disease Services (LIDS) Grants and Finance Director, performs highly complex, senior level consultative services, and technical assistance work. Plans, develops, and implements programmatic work related to the LIDS inter-local agreements with local health departments, vendor contracts, and memoranda of understanding. Provides consultative services and technical assistant to LIDS Section Managers and contractors to ensure contract requirements are understood and complied with. Coordinates programmatic pieces of the inter-local agreements, contracts, memoranda of understanding, and request for proposals. Monitors contractors for compliance with programmatic aspects of the contracts. Coordinates activities with Contract Management Section to ensure that activities are consistent division-wide. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job Functions(40%) Provides advanced, complex consultative services and technical assistance to Health Service Regions, local health departments, and other contractors. Plans, develops, and implements programmatic language for contracts and requests for proposals in coordination with the appropriate LIDS program area. Provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new contracting language and methods as they are implemented. Provides consultation to LIDS Sections to develop statements of work, work plans, and performance measures for LIDS contracts. Consults with Health Service Regions, local health departments, contractors, and LIDS Staff to plan and implement effective program and services and to ensure consistency statewide. Conducts all work related to contracting as requested by the Contract Management Section. (30%) Conducts technical site reviews and desk audits to determine contractorsand#146; programmatic compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Develops policy and procedure manuals for contractors and the evaluation techniques and tools for monitoring compliance. Analyzes operations and makes appropriate recommendations for improvement. Oversees the completion of and monitors required performance reports and recommends appropriate changes. Evaluates findings from across the state, reviews and evaluates information on service delivery systems and activities, and identifies gaps in resources and recommends improvements. Works with the contractor, Contract Management Section, DSHS Health Service Regions, program staff, and DSHS Austin LIDS subject matter experts to resolve programmatic audit findings and develop corrective action plans. Maintain programmatic contractor files. (10%) Monitors contractor expenditures. Reviews and analyzes contractorsand#146; monthly expenditures by working with the Budget office and the Contract Management Section. Communicates findings and recommended actions with LIDS leadership, DSHS Health Service program staff, Contract Management Section, and contractors as necessary. Develops and completes the detailed categorical budget for the annual federal cooperative agreement submission. (15%) Develops and reviews LIDS memoranda of understanding and affiliation agreements with internal and external programs. Works with the Contract Management Section and other appropriate parties to coordinate the approval process for the execution of memoranda of understanding and affiliation agreements. Assists the Mana https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=485836 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.

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