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CPS Residential Contract PS IV

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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 children.

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 operations.

Promotes and demonstrate appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts.

Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.

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 relationships.

Ability to organize and manage ones time and meet deadlines.

Ability to perform duties without a high degree of supervision.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

Ability to explain policies and procedures to the community at large.

Ability to operate a personal computer.

Ability to understand new information effectively and quickly.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

CTCM must be obtained within 18 months upon hire. Initial Selection Criteria:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Two years full-time contract development, management, evaluation, monitoring, training of contract providers, or DFPS/HHS business experience.

Additional Information:

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.

Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Austin , CPS Residential Contract PS IV, Other , Austin, Texas

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