Sexual Assault Survivors (SAS) Task Force Administrator (Program Supervisor VII)

Job #: 2020-06

  • TWC Job #: 13829638
  • Opening Date: 9/16/2019
  • Travel Required: 20%
  • Monthly Salary: $6,250.00 - $7,500.00/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B25
  • Class: 1588

General Description:

This position is assigned to the Governor’s Office, Public Safety Office (PSO) and reports to the Director of the Criminal Justice Division (CJD). The focus of this position is leading the sexual assault survivors task force established by HB 1590, coordinating sexual assault policy development, and facilitating increased communication and cooperation between state agencies that provide sexual assault services to survivors. This task force will advise legislature on statewide efforts to prevent child and adult sexual assault and develop policy recommendations on topics including training, evidence kit collection, forensic exams, and minimum standards for sexual assault survivor care. This position will include coordination with law enforcement and prosecutors and state, local, and non-profit service agencies, initiating and managing statewide education efforts, and directly supervise up to two (2) personnel. The Administrator will provide educational presentations, speeches, and other stakeholder outreach and public education information regarding the program and the issues related to sexual assault overall.

This is a new program, so the Administrator will have an integral role in its design and establishment. The Administrator will seek stakeholder input, design programs and initiatives, shape staff positions and mentor staff to administer the program, establish evaluative methods adequate to ensure that the program direction remains on-track and achieving results, and ensure the participation and oversight of relevant senior staff within OOG in the program’s design.

Once the program is established, the Administrator will administer daily operations, including managing professional staff, monitoring and meeting legislatively mandated deliverables and timelines, maintaining dialogue and relations with relevant stakeholders, and making recommendations about the growth and future of the task force. The Administrator will exercise independent judgment but work under the supervision of, and in collaboration with, the CJD Director and senior staff of OOG.  Additionally, the Administrator will work closely with other units within OOG and other relevant state agencies. The Administrator will serve as the OOG’s knowledge source on sexual assault and serve as a resource to public officials, governmental bodies, stakeholders, and the public. This position works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintains an extensive knowledge of the victim services and sexual assault field.
  • Coordinates and facilitates task force meetings ensuring legislative deliverables are produced.
  • Organizes and compiles task force recommendations into actionable information.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of social services programs and trainings offered in Texas.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports statistical, demographic, and service data for the program. Reports statewide trends.
  • Works in concert with other experts to develop recommendations for policy and legislative changes designed to further task force goals.
  • Prepares and delivers informational and educational programs and public presentations.
  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures and prepares training materials.
  • Performs supervisory duties, including hiring and performance management. 
  • Trains staff in performance of job tasks and industry trends.
  • Establishes, maintains, and oversees accurate, well-organized, and secure databases and records administration practices.
  • Develops and maintains clear, accessible, and updated training and operations manuals, educational materials and information.
  • Effectively plans, leads, and facilitates meetings to obtain actionable information.
  • Identifies, presents and implements effective and ethical business solutions as needed.
  • May assist with legislative analysis and bill tracking.
  • May prepare and update web content.
  • Complies with all OOG policies, procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful applicant must be a college graduate from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in government, criminal justice, public health, human services, business, or a related discipline, and possess seven (7) years of progressively responsible program or project management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

  • Proven ability to bring together multiple groups of stakeholders and service providers with varying opinions to manage decision making in a consensus-based, cooperative way.
  • Existing network of colleagues and contacts in the field of victims services, investigation, or prosecution.
  • Ability to create a network of technical assistance for professionals in the field that shares and collects best practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
  • Thorough knowledge of management methods and practices which includes managing, planning, assigning, and reviewing the work of professional and clerical staff in a variety of tasks.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative process which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
  • Working knowledge of automated information tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in customer service.
  • Skill in presentations and meeting facilitation.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop and coach staff.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to train.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to coordinate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:  Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 35Ibs.  Ability to drive and travel as needed.  Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person.  Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed. 

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit Applicants may obtain a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report upon request.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor’s Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.