Job Opportunity: Outreach Development Specialist – Austin

Job Opportunity: Outreach Development Specialist – Austin

This job announcement was recently posted – please send this to everyone and anyone who might be interested in this prospect.

The job title is “Outreach Development Specialist” and can be found at the Texas Workforce website. I have pasted the introductory paragraph for your review (see below); however, more information can be found in the Workforce website.

We are looking for candidates who have a strong background with hard of hearing communication, equipment, and coping strategies. We are also looking for someone with experience in contract management. This position will be responsible for providing support and oversight to the Hearing Loss Resource Specialists, that are under contract with the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.


The Outreach Development Specialist is hired by, and reports to the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Director and performs complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work is performed with limited supervision, while exercising initiative and independent judgment. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing various service projects and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, and the general public.

Duties include: establishing program goals and objectives; developing program guidelines, procedures, and policies; developing schedules and priorities; evaluating program activities; developing budget requests to achieve program goals; and providing consultative and technical services to agency program staff, other governmental agencies, public/private community organizations, contracted service providers, consumers and the general public. Provides training when required to meet program and/or project objectives.

Thanks as always,
Lori Breslow
Director – DARS – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
(512) 410-6556

NOTE: On September 1, 2016, DARS will be abolished as a result of legislation passed in 2015. All of DARS programs will be transferred either to the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) or to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

My email address has changed to [email protected]

If you are a provider, please review the notice found at the following link DARS PROVIDER INFORMATION for information about the transfer.

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