Behavioral Economics Specialist

Office of the Attorney General - Child Support Div - Austin

Job Type: Other
Closing date: 04/16/2018

Seeking Behavioral Economics Specialist for Child Support!

Do you have a passion for:

  • Seeking new insights and perspectives?

  • Speaking to groups and providing assistance?

  • Creating new materials and tools?

  • Communicating in both numbers and words?

  • Serving the children and families of Texas?

If so, consider joining the Family Initiatives team for a new, unique position that is Austin-based! 

The Behavioral Economics Specialist will be responsible for performing advanced consultative services and project management for the Family Initiatives section of the Child Support Division in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.   This program specialist will support the use of behavioral economics in child support services.  You will:

  • Create and contribute to the design of human-centered and behaviorally-informed service delivery, staff training, and print and digital communications.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders—from program staff to customers to executive leadership—to identify opportunities and co-create strategies for data-driven program improvements.

  • Conduct and design research—both quantitative and qualitative—in child support services.

  • Clearly and creatively communicate project design, findings and recommendations to internal and external partners.

  • Continually build the skills and capacities of other people.

More information about Family Initiatives:

The Family Initiatives section of the Child Support Division acts as a catalyst for family-centered child support. FI leads special projects and ongoing programs that enhance the Child Support Division’s ability to respond compassionately and effectively to the changing needs of families and children in Texas. Family Initiatives works in collaboration with community and faith-based organizations, courts, schools, legal aid providers, and other public agencies. These programs lead the nation in efforts to promote responsible fatherhood, conduct parenting and paternity education, increase noncustodial parent access to children, and provide services that encourage stable family formation. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans.

To Apply:

All applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General must be submitted electronically through A State of Texas application in WorkInTexas (WIT) must be completed to be considered. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. Job Posting 18-0293.

  • : Office of the Attorney General - Child Support Div
  • : 04/16/2018
  • : Robin Nelson
  • : 512-460-6486
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  • : PO Box 12017, MC039 Austin, TX 78711-2017
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Contact Info

Robin Nelson