Senior Policy Analyst (Family Representation & Child Protection)
Posting Date: June 24, 2021 Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Listing Identification Number: 14644045
State Class. No. and Salary Group: 1574/B21
State Job Title: Program Specialist V
FLSA Status: ?Exempt ? Non-Exempt
Agency Job Title: Senior Policy Analyst (FamilyRepresentation & Child Protection)
Location: Austin, Texas
Monthly Salary Range: $5,833.34-$6,666.67
Type of Job: ? Full Time ? Part Time
Remarks: Salary commensurate with
experience. Travel Required: ? Yes 30% ? No
About the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC)
TIDC funds, oversees, and improves Texas public defense. Here is some of the work we do:
• Planning and funding new public defender and managed assigned counsel offices.
• Funding public defense in all 254 Texas counties.
• Funding 6 innocence projects.
• Monitoring compliance with state laws and TIDC
• Collecting and sharing public defense data.
• Drafting and testifying on public defense legislation.
• Hosting trainings, conferences, and webinars.
• Drafting and disseminating public defense
• Working with lawyers, judges, counties, state agencies,
and national organizations to shape thefuture of Texas public defense.
Last year, TIDC awarded over $35 million in public defense funding, added public defender offices in 10counties, monitored public defense in 32 counties, trained over 3,000 people, launched a new data portal, and released a major publication on public defender offices. Learn more at tidc.texas.gov
Each of Texas’s 254 counties provides child protection services differently. As a TIDC senior policy analyst, you will help improve outcomes for families within Texas’s child protection system by leading the most comprehensive statewide analysis of how parents and children are represented. You will workalongside counties to collect policy and fiscal data. You will develop and refine tools for data collection and analysis, including vouchers, expenditure reports, fee schedules, and appointment methods. You will train judges, auditors, lawyers, and county officials on data collection. You will also work with TIDC’s partners to develop a data portal to share family representation data with the public. Ultimately,the data you collect will be used to help improve court processes and create more equitable, cost- effective solutions for children and families. In addition to these core duties, there may be flexibility to develop other projects to improve representation, including presentations, publications, training, and more. You will perform advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work.
Work involves planning, developing, and implementing a major agency program and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, government agencies, community organizations, and the public. You will work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for theuse of initiative and independent judgment. The Senior Policy Analyst for Child Protective Services reports directly to TIDC’s Executive Director.