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Policy Analyst
Health & Human Services CommAustin, TXa month ago

The Program Specialist VII (Policy Analyst) provides reporting, technical

communication, and presentation support to the HHSC Forecasting unit. The Policy

Analyst is relied upon for knowledge of covered program benefits/services and

interpretation of policy or programmatic changes to client service programs, will be

relied upon extensively for legislative session related agenda item research and

coordination of division responses. Provides numerous ad-hoc requests with a

variation of financial information that requires an immediate response, including but

not limited to legislative inquiries and open records requests. Responsible for a large

amount of the external reporting of data in the unit and organizes the reporting

structure throughout the unit for consistency. Supports as a liaison to other divisions,

such as Government and Stakeholder Relations, Communications, and Office of Data,

Analytics and Performance, to communicate or develop forecast reports. Works with

Budget and other financial areas to coordinate forecast results and reporting needs.

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical

assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing

major agency program(s) (Medicaid acute and long term care, CHIP, ECI, mental or

behavioral health, etc.) and providing consultative services and technical assistance

to other departments, agencies, the Office of the Governor, or the Legislative Budget

Board. Prioritizes the work of others, and works under minimal supervision, with

extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.



The Forecasting Team has proven to be successful operating in a hybrid In-

Office/Telework environment. The regular schedule is 60% Telework and 40% in-

office, subject to temporary adjustment based on work needs.









Essential Job Functions:

The Policy Analyst will be responsible for assistance with web reporting, supporting/overseeing external reports under Management’s instruction, and compiling and presenting reports in Excel and PowerPoint. Extensive data and program knowledge is required, experience in data visualization and visual communication is preferred. (30%) Establishes consistency and organization of all the reporting methods in the HHSC Forecasting Unit. (25%) Supports the Forecasting team and communicates with departments or agencies regarding forecast assumptions, scenarios, various projects, etc. (25%) Performs other duties as assigned. (20%)







Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Knowledge in a social science, business, statistical or related field.

Extensive knowledge of Excel, including linking between datasets/sources. Extensive knowledge of presentation and data visualization software. Experience with statistical analysis software is preferred but not required.






Registration or Licensure Requirements:









Initial Selection Criteria:

1. Graduated from an accredited 4-year college or university with major coursework in a social science, business, statistical or related field. A minimum of 3 years of experience performing policy and/or data analysis work is required and a master's degree may be substituted for up to two years.

2. Extensive working experience with Excel, including linking multiple worksheets and use of pivot tables. 3. Extensive working experience of PowerPoint or other presentation software.

4. Working experience with data visualization software and/or statistical forecasting software.









Additional Information:

Requisition# 524993.



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 AccessHR 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:

No Military equivalent.






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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.




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