State of Nebraska Policy and Communications Deputy Director in Lincoln, Nebraska

Policy and Communications Deputy Director


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Lincoln, NE

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Health & Human Services Department

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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

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.