Inspector IV/Program Compliance Monitor

Inspector IV

Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence.
The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers

The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas.

If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you!

The Program Auditor reports to the Director of Quality Enhancement/Assurance (whichever reflects the department name) or other department director as assigned by the facility Director. The Program Auditor conducts audits of the facility‘s service delivery system to determine compliance with applicable standards, laws, policies and procedures. The Program Auditor performs quality improvement activities to assist in the facility in achieving and maintaining compliance with ICF standards. Audit and quality improvement activities include planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of program areas. Other responsibilities include conducting internal program audits and reviews; coordinating activities for external audits and surveys; preparing detailed reports of findings with recommendations; developing and implementing plans of correction; providing consultation and staff training; completing record audits; and preparing reports as required by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). The Program Auditor conducts follow up on recommendations from incident investigations as requested. Work schedule may vary in order to complete audits, surveys and special projects.

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.

Conducts surveys, audits, and reviews to determine the facility’s compliance with certification requirements, standards, laws, rules, policies and procedures.

Prepares written reports detailing the findings and recommendations of surveys, audits, and reviews.

Coordinates activities related to surveys by HHSC for recertification, incidents and complaints, including collecting data and disseminating information before surveys and assisting surveyors/auditors during the survey process.

Participates as a team member in the development and implementation of plans of corrections following surveys, audits and reviews.

Coordinates data collection, audits and analysis to prepare reports as required by HHSC (Critical Incident Reporting System, Governing Body, Medicare B, Facility Support Performance Indicators, Management Plan and facility self-assessments).

Writes or participates in writing policies and procedures.

Provides consultation/interpretation of rules and standards for use in program planning and evaluation.

Regularly reviews OPM and POR manuals for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and other policies. Policies and procedures are revised as needed.

Develops instructional materials and conducts staff training.

Facilitates meetings on a regular basis, and participates in resident programming/facility committees.

Coordinates non-consensus resolution by serving as coordinator for Administrative Review Teams and preparing written reports detailing the outcome of the team meetings.

Performs related tasks as assigned.

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:
  • Experience in a human services field.

  • Ability to perform complex audits related to programs and inspections in a residential service setting.

  • Skill in presenting program information in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing

  • Knowledge of state and federal standards, laws and regulations pertinent to the facility, including ICF/IDD standards and the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), HHSC rules and regulations, or the ability to develop this knowledge.

  • Knowledge of the individual habilitation plan including active treatment, interdisciplinary team process, health and safety issues.

  • Knowledge of incident management processes.

  • Ability to analyze information, identify problems in programming areas and recommend corrective actions.

  • Ability to identify successful implementation and completion of actions recommended in incident investigations.

  • Ability to write or participate in writing policies and procedures.

  • Ability to provide effective oversight of staff activities.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to provide program consultation and conduct training sessions.

  • Ability to use job related computer programs effectively.

  • Extensive knowledge and ability to train staff.

  • Ability to facilitate meetings.

  • Ability to manage time, resources and workload independently and efficiently.

  • Ability to be flexible and independent in responding to departmental needs and the ability to adapt to policies and procedures related.

  • Registration or Licensure Requirements:

    Initial Selection Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferred; and

  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or experience in performing compliance reviews, surveys, inspections, or audits.

  • Additional Information:
    Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18–25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

    All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing.

    Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.

    All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

    All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

    COVID-19 Precaution(s):

    Personal protective equipment required and provided
    Temperature screenings
    Social distancing guidelines in place
    Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
    Vaccines available for employees

    MOS Code:
    Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68R, 35M, 06, 6033, 2A7X2, AM, 35M. 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

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