MISSION: The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is committed to creating change so that each individual is able to be fully included in their own communities and exercise control over their own lives.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Per a Governor’s Executive Order, the Texas Education Agency is the designated state agency for TCDD, and as such, provides administrative support to hire and select the best talent to support TCDD’s mission. TCDD operates as a separate government entity of TEA and manages its federal award separately. TCDD offices are located on E. Oltorf in Austin, TX. TCDD is governed by a 27-member governor appointed Council.
The Public Policy Analyst is selected and supervised by the Public Policy Director, and performs highly complex professional public policy and legislative advocacy activities consistent with the goals and objectives and priorities of the Texas DD Council. This individual will monitor disability policy discussions of state agency boards, advisory bodies or workgroups, and the Texas Legislature and recommend strategies to advance TCDD’s mission and positions. The Public Policy Analyst will collaborate with other consumer groups to coordinate policy issues and will communicate grantee accomplishments related to policy changes. The person will work under limited supervision and will exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment while completing tasks. The Public Policy Analyst will provide consultative and/or technical assistance and guidance to grant staff to incorporate advocacy capacity building and systems change activities in grant proposals. The role supports the Public Policy Director to integrate best and promising practices and emerging trends into Council practices and activities and assists in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Council’s 5-year State Plan and Annual Performance Report.
TCDD is responsible for awarding and administering over $3 million in federal funds to organizations that assist people with developmental disabilities to achieve their potential for independence, productivity, and integration into their communities through a comprehensive system of service and supports in Texas.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in education, liberal arts, public affairs, or social sciences.
Experience: At least 2 years of professional experience in planning, coordinating and/or evaluating advocacy or public policy strategies. Experience in programs that provide direct services and supports for people with developmental disabilities is preferred.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
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This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.