The position performs contract management work within the areas
of Purchased Client Services- Residential Contracts Division. Work
involves providing consultation to agency staff regarding the
contractor's ability to comply with contract terms; and by serving
as a liaison between Agency Program staff and the licensing
division to ensure compliance with licensing standards. The
position provides on-site contract compliance, program operations
and fiscal monitoring of 24-hour residential child care contracts
to ensure appropriate care and services are provided and documents
information on appropriate forms and monitoring reports. The
position may visit DFPS contracted 24-hour residential childcare
facilities to maintain current information. The position interacts
routinely with residential representatives from various
organizations and Texas Department of Family and Protective
Services staff. Essential Job Functions:
Serves as primary liaison between residential contractors and
DFPS staff, providing technical assistance, guidance, training,
policy/procedure clarification, and recommendations to both DFPS
staff and 24-hour contractors regarding services provided to DFPS
Develops and manages contracts, and amendments, between DFPS and
24-hour child-care facilities, contract suspensions, corrective
action/adverse actions, ensures compliance with policies, and
maintains all pertinent information in each contract file.
Coordinates the risk assessment process for fiscal and program
operations contract monitoring and planning, conducts onsite and
desk review monitoring of contractors to determine compliance with
DFPS fiscal and program operations contract accountability,
prepares related reports, corrective actions, and conducts
follow-up monitoring and maintains all pertinent information and
documentation in each contract file.
Acts as advisor to contractors on staffing problems,
responsibilities, and expectations
Conducts annual needs assessments, reviews contract service
needs to determine renewal considering contractor performance, DFPS
policies, and maintains all pertinent information and documentation
in each contract file.
Works closely with DFPS Regional billing staff to resolve fiscal
audit exceptions (proper payment adjustments).
Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit
Promotes and demonstrate appropriate respect for cultural
diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts.
Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
policies and procedures in developing, maintaining and evaluating
24-hour residential child-care contracts.
Knowledge of the contract management cycle, such as procurement,
new application assessments, ongoing contract management and fiscal
and programmatic monitoring.
Knowledge of Child Protective Services.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working
Ability to organize and manage ones time and meet deadlines.
Ability to perform duties without a high degree of
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
Ability to explain policies and procedures to the community at
Ability to operate a personal computer.
Ability to understand new information effectively and
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
CTCM must be obtained within 18 months upon hire. Initial
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or
Two years full-time contract development, management,
evaluation, monitoring, training of contract providers, or DFPS/HHS
Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called to an agency
for an interview must notify the interviewing agency in writing of
any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the
interview. MOS Code:
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 here.
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.