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Policy and Communications Deputy Director

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Lincoln, NE
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Job Description

Are you an experienced leader with exceptional communication skills and a passion for helping people? The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has an exciting opportunity for a Policy and Communications Deputy Director to join our team within the Division of Developmental Disabilities. The Deputy Director will be responsible for overall policy formulation for the Division. Successful candidates will have policy development experience, strong interpersonal skills, and share in our mission of "helping people live better lives."

To Apply: If you are interested in joining our team and have a desire to fulfill our mission of "helping people live better lives," please submit a Resume/CV and letter of interest to Human Resources at DHHS.MyHR@nebraska.gov.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
The Deputy Director will be responsible for all the administration and management of planning, coordinating, and implementing the overall policy formulation for the Division of Developmental Disabilities with delegated authority to provide communication for the Division; interacting with stakeholders on behalf of the Division Director to promote system reform and transparency; monitoring and communicating Division objectives, activities, and potential areas of concern regarding policy or precedent as well as proposed remedies to the Director and other members of the leadership team; and play a key role in efforts of internal reorganization, management of the state's newly redesigned Medicaid home and community-based waiver programs for people to lead healthy, independent, and active lives in communities throughout Nebraska.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's or Master's degree in human services, public/business administration, or social/behavioral science, or closely related field. Candidate must have experience working with policy development. Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent, authorized transportation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of developmental disability service delivery models, person centered practices, trends, issues, policies, and laws. Skill in interpersonal interactions; skill in problem solving and analysis; and strong strategic and critical thinking skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships; effectively interpret and apply state and federal laws, regulations and operational guidelines; ability to communicate information effectively and accurately; and manage team of professionals responsible for policy; and ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses. High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Located In Lincoln, NE
Work At Nebraska State Office Building
Department Health and Human Services
Function Developmental Disabilities
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience, Executive compensation
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Shift
Daytime
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
SOC Category 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers
Zipcode 68508
Name Kaitlyn Betz
Address 301 Centennial Mall S
City, State and Zip Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone 402-471-9246
FAX 402-471-6682

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Building / Employee Security
  • Business - Planning
  • Business - Strategy Development
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
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Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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