Director of Internal Affairs

The Texas Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHSC-OIG) is pleased to announce that we will be hiring for our Director of Internal Affairs.  This is a senior-level management position at HHSC-OIG.  Interested applicants should apply on the Texas HHSC job portal, which is HERE. Investigators (10 years) and Attorneys / Prosecutors (5 years) with management experience are invited to apply. 

Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:Business and Financial OperationsFLSA Exempt/
Non-Exempt:
Exempt
Agency:Health & Human Services CommDepartment:Internal Affairs Exec Mgmt
Job Title:Director of Internal AffairsPosting Number:497619
Full Time/Part Time :Full TimeRegular/Temporary:Regular
Job Location:11501 BURNET ROADCity:AUSTIN
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone:888-894-4747
Salary Range:$6,363.00 – $10,761.41Salary Group:B27
Shift:Days (First)Travel:25%
Closing Date:10/14/2021
Job Description:
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) Director of Internal Affairs (IA) is selected by the OIG Deputy of Special Investigations. The IA Director is responsible for performing highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work; responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance in the operations and planning of investigative activities and functions for IA. Work involves establishing goals, objectives, investigative priorities, performance standards and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting both division and directorate goals. The IA Director recommends, develops and reviews policies, guidelines, procedures, rules and regulations for OIG IA in compliance with state laws and regulations. The IA Director works cooperatively and builds relationships with other health and human services agency officials and attorneys, the Office of Attorney General, District Attorney’s offices, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other federal and state agencies. The IA Director is actively involved in planning, assigning, and supervising the work of OIG IA staff. The IA Director is responsible for the management of the IA Intake Unit, the IA Field Investigations Team, and The Forensic, Research and Analysis Team. Work is performed under limited direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Provides overall vision, leadership, and direction for the OIG IA Unit. Provides highly advanced management and oversight functions related to the management of investigations and collaborates and integrates with other HHSC divisions and programs as necessary to accomplish division responsibilities. Works with leadership in the section, division, and agency to ensure broad integration of IA investigative activities across the agency. Works with agency, division, and section leadership as well as stakeholder groups when necessary to establish goals, objectives and communication protocols; conducts periodic evaluations to determine if objectives are being met and consistently identifies the opportunity and/or need to revise priorities, evaluate investigative and data analytics techniques and approaches, identify emerging trends and determine and implement appropriate strategies for all Investigations areas. Reports findings and recommendations for improvements to the OIG Deputy for Special Investigations and the Chief of I&R. Reviews legislation and regulations pertinent to investigations and OIG operations to ensure proper recommendations related to the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse. (40%)

Ensures coordination with other state agencies, federal partners, local governmental officials, and professional organizations and activities within and across the local, state, and federal levels. (20%).

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of Internal Affairs staff. Directs, manages, hires, develops and evaluates professional staff. Ensures all human resource activities are in accordance with agency or enterprise policy. Assures implementation of goals and objectives. Evaluates and monitors division performance and makes appropriate improvements to assure attainment of established goals and objectives. Sets priorities and provides guidance for conducting and concluding investigations. (20%)

Serves as a member of the OIG leadership team; participates in regular leadership meetings. Represents the agency at meetings, hearings, and conferences, as requested. Responds to legislative inquires or other requests for information. Provides effective written and oral communication to the OIG Deputy for Special Investigations, the Chief of Investigations and Reviews, external and internal partners, directorate staff, and other agency and HHSC enterprise leadership. Provides leadership, guidance, oversight, and support of program activity related to the OIG’s mission, goals, and objectives. (15%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Keeps manager informed as required or as necessary. Statewide travel of 25% may be required. (5%)  
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
Knowledge of strategic planning, budget management, human resource management and project management.
Knowledge of the principles of leadership and how to effectively interact with various leadership styles.
Knowledge of process improvement or quality assurance systems.
Skill in managing multiple and competing priorities.
Skill in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives, and implementing solutions.
Skill in communication and public speaking.
Skill in working collaboratively and cooperatively with diverse groups
Ability to interpret data and develop effective operating procedures.
Ability to organize and present information effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to think creatively and support creative thinking in others.
Ability to establish goals and objectives.
Ability to lead in an environment of change.
Ability to plan, assign, and evaluate the work of others.
Ability to build effective work teams.
Ability to effectively manage and motivate staff.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff at all levels of an organization, agencies, providers, stakeholders and elected officials.
Ability to establish effective working relationships with other investigative entities.
Ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through planning and evaluation of policies and programs.
Ability to comprehensively and accurately evaluate reports.
Ability to direct and organize program activities; establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; develop and evaluate policies and procedures; prepare reports; communicate effectively; and plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.  
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
N/A  
Initial Selection Criteria:
•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
•Five years combined experience in investigations or prosecutions at the state or federal level with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.
•Ten years combined experience in investigations or prosecutions at the state or federal level or comparable experience without a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree.
•Experience in progressively responsible leadership or management positions.
•Experience providing testimony preferred.
•Experience in prosecutions or employee investigations related to fraud, waste and abuse.
•Experience working in a collaborative fashion.
•Demonstrated experience in analyzing complex factual and legal issues related to a wide variety of federal and state laws.
•Knowledge of legal principals, practices, and proceedings is preferred.
•Knowledge of the legal principles of government contract administration and management is preferred.  
Additional Information:
The OIG is responsible for preventing, detecting, auditing, inspecting, reviewing, and investigating fraud, waste, and abuse in the provision of HHS in Medicaid and other HHS programs. Potential employees of OIG are subject to criminal background checks in accordance with the HHS Human Resources policy. Selected applicants must submit to a name-based, or in some instances a fingerprint based, criminal background check through Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to determine if an applicant has a conviction for a Class A misdemeanor within the last five years or a felony that constitutes a bar to employment.

OIG will request that all applicants considered for an interview provide responses to essay questions. Failure to respond to the request could disqualify an applicant from the interview process.

The posted salary range reflects the minimum and maximum allowable by state law. Any employment offer is contingent upon available budgeted funds. The offered salary will be determined in accordance with budgetary limits and the requirements of HHSC Human Resources Manual.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

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.  
MOS Code:
Note: 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 at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

Codes: 01, MGT10, 8401, 10C0, 30C0, 91C0  
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.