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Job Title: Manager III
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Organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
Posted: 10/4/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Austin,  TX   
Compensation: $4,917.00 - $6,488.50
Position Description: Manager III Performs complex managerial work overseeing the daily operations and activities of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology (CDE) Branch, which provides scientific infrastructure, senior epidemiology, evaluation, and research study and design expertise to the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (HPCDP) Section. Develops CDE's administrative and scientific goals and objectives in alignment with the priorities of DSHS executive and HPCDP section management, the legislature, and federal grants. Oversees organizational and scientific strategic planning for CDE. Develops, plans, and monitors CDE budget, supervises personnel, conducts performance evaluations, other administrative functions, and decision-making for CDE. Develops guidelines for the development and delivery of scientific products and associated procedures, schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving scientific, administrative, and customer-centric goals. Supports grant application process within HPCDP Section and works collaboratively with other HPCDP branch managers on surveillance and evaluation plans, data collection and monitoring process, and related deliverables for grants and other special projects. Ensures collaboration, coordination, and integration of CDE activities with all programs in the HPCDP Section. Participates in the legislative process as needed. Works under the general direction of the Director of the HPCDP Section with extensive latitude for use of initiative & independent judgment.

(45%) Provides leadership for the Chronic Disease Epidemiology (CDE) Branch; oversees the establishment of strategic plans for CDE's growth, operations, processes, and scientific goals. Conducts organizational and scientific strategic planning for CDE. Develops and/or approves schedules, priorities and performance standards for achieving goals and objectives in CDE strategic plans. Supervises CDE staff members and conducts performance evaluations. Develops and implements guidelines for the development and delivery of scientific data products and associated procedures, schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving scientific and customer-centric goals. Provides scientific infrastructure to the HPCDP section and supports more than ten programs in the section with their epidemiology, surveillance, and evaluation needs. Provides consultation to other HPCDP branch managers on grant applications, surveillance need for tracking programs' progress, develop data collection tools and protocols, and measure performance indicators. Responsible for providing accurate and timely data to the HPCDP programs via dashboards, surveillance reports, factsheets, GIS maps, data request reports, presentation slides, etc. Maintains the schedule for annual data dissemination process for a variety of data sources providing information on chronic diseases and health risk behaviors. Supports grant application process within HPCDP Section and works collaboratively with other HPCDP branch managers on surveillance and evaluation plans, and related deliverables during the grant cycle. Ensures collaboration, coordination, and integration of CDE branch activities with all branches and programs in the HPCDP Section. (25%) Identifies current and future funding and resource needs and communicates them to the Section Director. Oversees the preparation of CDE operating budgets, allocates approved budgets to CDE operations, and monitors expenditures, including federal and state funding sources. Works with HPCDP Resource Coordinator, reviews budget reports to ensure compliance with policies and procedures set forth by DSHS, state, and federal funding sources. Oversees the preparation of contract language, scope of works, and performance reports from HPCDP programs related to the CDE activities. Collaborates and provides technical assistance to the HPCDP programs, their partners, and other units within CHI and DSHS on HPCDP related epidemiology and evaluation projects. (15%) Participates in agency workgroups related to chronic diseases and health promotion epidemiology and surveillance and represents HPCDP section. Assist the HPCDP Section Director with media, executive leadership, and legislative requests; and other communications regarding chronic disease and risk factors data. (10%) Prepares formal contributions to public health sciences, including conference abstracts and manuscripts for publications. Attends trainings and workshops to maintain skills and knowledge related to chronic diseases public health science. (5%) Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

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Closing Date: 1/31/2019
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Contact Name: Nimisha Bhakta,  Manager III
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Contact Email: nimisha.bhakta@dshs.texas.gov
Web Address: https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=391759&szReturnToSe
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