Financial Officer Job at Health & Human Services Comm – 3.4 in Harlingen, TX
Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and
committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you!
The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential
psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex
psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art
treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your
contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.
The Manager II reports directly to the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) Regional Business
Manager. This position manages the daily financial operations and activities of the HSCS Non-Regional
Accounting office. The Manager II ensures employee performance by establishing goals and operational
targets, manages the facility’s budget and staff and provides financial information to HSCS management.
The Manager II develops and monitors operations to ensure compliance with procedures and performance
levels, monitors and reconciles financial expenditures and ensures that financial/budget reports are correctly
and efficiently provided to HSCS management. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of the non-regional
This position has a working knowledge of the HHSC rules and HSCS facility policies and procedures,
demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing and provides training as needed to
other employees. Completion of job duties requires work under general supervision, with limited latitude for
the use of initiative and independent judgement and provides excellent customer service to all customers, coworkers
and supervisory staff.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a
rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other
duties as assigned.
Manages the daily operations and activities of the financial team in the HSCS non-regional accounting office
by setting and communicating performance measures to ensure performance and output goals are met.
Directs and accesses the evaluation and performance of staff and develops and implements budgetary
performance reports for HSCS management about the facility’s expenditure performance.
Manages the facility budget and the financial staff at the non-regional accounting office and is responsible for
coordinating with designated facility staff to provide specific facility financial information to HSCS
management and to assist in accomplishing the facility’s financial goals within the facility’s allotted budget.
Monitors expenditures and recommends budget adjustments as necessary to ensure the facility remains
Performs related work as assigned professionally, accurately, competently and on a timely basis. Attends
and participates in all mandatory training, and monitors compliance with federal and state law, comptroller
guidelines and HSCS financial policies and procedures.
Sets daily output goals for deposit processing levels and fund account review; develops and approves
financial reporting schedules, set performance priorities, and ensures financial outputs are accurate;
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting
role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations
(COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to financial operations of a public entity;
and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions,
conclusions, or approaches to problems; and in operating computers and applicable computer software.
Ability to manage financial operations and reporting; to establish goals and objectives; to devise solutions to
administrative problems; to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures; to prepare reports;
to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
Experience and Education:
Experience in the management of financial operations of a business, agency, or department. Graduation
from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, business, or finance
is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Minimum of two years supervisory/management experience in the management of financial operations of
a business, agency, or department.
2. Budget planning and/or development, preferred.
3. Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to financial operations of a public
entity is preferred.
4. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance
or related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Requisition # 480412
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.
Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
Requisition # 480412
There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form – Click here to download the I-9 form.
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.
About the Company
Company: Health & Human Services Comm – 3.4
Company Location: Harlingen, TX