The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is hiring a Public Policy Director to direct the overall public policy activities of the Council. This position will be located at the TCDD office in Austin, Texas.
The Public Policy Director (director) performs complex management and oversight of TCDD’s public policy activities. The director’s duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- identifies and analyzes key public policy issues affecting people with developmental disabilities (DD)
develops and manages public input processes concerning priority issues for people with DD in Texas
coordinates the activities of the TCDD Public Policy Committee
oversees or prepares issue papers or briefing materials on key topics
monitors disability policy discussions of state agency boards, advisory committees and the Texas Legislature
develops strategies and provides information to advance TCDD positions
represents TCDD positions to state and federal policy makers including Congress, the Legislature, agency board and staff members, and to the general public
The director oversees the preparation of public input and develops other public policy communications to external audiences on behalf of TCDD through social media, websites, and other sources. The director hires and supervises the Public Policy Specialists and Public Policy Assistant to assist in the completion of the public policy activities of the Council. The director maintains a good working relationship with the Council, TCDD staff, consumer and advocate organizations, state agency personnel, and the public. The director works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Work and Qualifications
Essential job functions for this position include:
- directs the overall public policy activities of the Council
directs and supervises review and analysis of governmental affairs and public policy issues, development of briefing materials, and develops recommendations for Council and/or Committee review
supervises implementation of activities in response to TCDD public policy actions
serves as staff liaison/consultant to selected TCDD grant projects
hires and supervises TCDD Public Policy unit personnel
Qualified applicants will have:
- Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: Six (6) years of professional experience required including four years’ experience in human services programs for people with severe disabilities and two years’ experience in governmental affairs and public policy advocacy activities. Experience providing support to volunteer boards and committees. A thorough understanding of the health and human service delivery system in Texas preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.
Substitution: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.
This position is selected by and is accountable to the Executive Director. The full job description is available on the Manager IV (Public Policy Director) cc800–23092–B25–1603 Employment Opportunities webpage.
Salary and Benefits
The salary range is $5,258.66 to $6,941.50 monthly and is part of the Total Compensation Package for State of Texas Employees. Learn more about the compensation package on the State Auditor’s Office Total Compensation Package for State of Texas Employees webpage.
How to Apply for a TCDD Position
TCDD receives human resources services from TEA. All applicants are required to enter their employment applications using TEA’s Government Jobs online system by the closing date for each position they are interested in. Resumes are not accepted.
To apply, visit the Apply to Manager IV (Public Policy Director) cc800–23092–B25–1603 Job webpage.