About the Position and HSQA Reporting to the Assistant Secretary for the Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA), the Deputy Assistant Secretary directs and manages administrative functions for the division including strategic planning, budget, personnel, facility space planning, communications, rules and legislation, administrative policy development and quality improvement.
This position has operational oversight responsibility for the division and is responsible for integrating and aligning the work of division office directors and managers with agency policy and planning. The position oversees and is responsible for six (6) direct reports including managers at the WMS Band 2 level and 25 FTEs; directly responsible for a biennial budget of approx. $10 million, and oversight responsibility for the division's biennial budget of $165 million. This key leadership position requires someone with strong organizational and management skills who also gets excited about handling the hard to identify or complex problems that require broad strategic thinking and planning. This position has operational oversight for the division and also works on high profile projects with agency impact.Responsibility for budget, personnel, facilities, administrative policy development, and quality improvement requires someone who has the ability to oversee a diverse set of operations and sometimes make difficult decisions. This can also mean being responsible for hard conversations intended to move managers, staff and the agency forward.
+ Strategic leader in operations, ensuring performance, culture and infrastructure are in place to meet the division's mission.
+ Demonstrated experience leading administrative functions including financial management, human resource management, facilities management, information technology, strategic planning, and quality improvement.
+ Acts as a resource for those hard to identify problems or barriers for division programs.
+ Ability to operationalize the Assistant Secretary's vision ensuring operational infrastructure is in place.
+ Ability to problem solve at both a divisional and agency wide level on issues of significance that impact the agency's mission, such as shared services, IT and HR challenges.
+ Makes recommendations and reallocates resources within the division to support priorities and assist across the agency when needed.
+ Ability to strategically partner with peers across the agency to recommend and adopt agency administrative policy.
+ Ability to develop strong working relationships across lines of business and central administrative programs to problem solve and innovate.
+ Ability to manage multiple division and agency priorities and demands – assisting with priority setting, identifying predictable surprises and raising issues early.
+ Participates on the division leadership team and acts on behalf of the Assistant Secretary when needed. The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division is responsible for oversight of Washington State's health care delivery system, which includes licensing and regulating over 400,000 health care professionals and 7,000 facilities. HSQA also works closely with communities and local health partners to build strong health systems and prevention programs across the state to help ensure communities have access to good health care and emergency medical services.