Executive Assistant II

Under the direction of the Chief State Epidemiologist of the Department of State Health Services, the Executive Assistant performs advanced (senior-level) professional assistance support work. The Executive Assistant is responsible for maintaining the daily schedule of the Chief State Epidemiologist, coordinating and tracking executive assignments and activities, making travel arrangements, completing purchase requisitions, scheduling meetings and trainings, answering the telephone, responding to inquiries, and performing other duties as assigned by the Chief State Epidemiologist. The Executive Assistant position requires leadership qualities such as adaptability, flexibility, dependability, and accountability. Much of the work performed is self-appointed and requires a high degree of professional independence, initiative, diplomacy, discretion, and tact. The Executive Assistant position requires excellent writing and verbal communication skills, the ability to manage confidential information, and the ability to work effectively with agency executives. The Executive Assistant must be able to handle the demands of a fast-paced office with constantly changing demands and priorities. The Executive Assistant works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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About Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health and Human Services — which includes the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services — has hundreds of programs and services that help more than 7 million Texans a month live better lives, and it’s our strong foundation of dedicated people who make it happen every single day.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has been restructured to sharpen our focus on public health. Our job is to promote and protect the health of people, and the communities where they live, learn, work, worship, and play. We understand no single entity working by itself can improve the health of all across Texas. We must all work together to create a better system that includes prevention, intervention, and effective partnerships.