Performs complex (journey-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of the Program Communication and Development department for the Disaster Recovery program. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating business function, division, or department activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and monitoring budget expenditures. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Elements:
Manages the activities of staff in the Program Communication & Development Department. Establishes goals and objectives; develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and manages evaluation activities. Develops guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations for Program Communication & Development and the DR Program. Monitors compliance with policies and procedures as needed. Oversees the development and implementation of special projects with the assistance of the Program Grant Managers, including necessary programs under the fair housing requirements. Oversees the development of Action Plans, Methods of distribution and grantee policies, as required. Develops long-term and strategic planning, plans for new divisions and assists with the development of program-wide staffing analyses. Researches applicable regulations and best practices for the DR Program. Assists with the development of special reports, including reports to the legislature as requested by other program areas. Marginal duties: Identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations. Develops and implements techniques for evaluating business functions or division or department activities. Performs related work as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited four year college/university, plus five years full-time experience managing grants or writing program policies and two years of experience supervising or overseeing the work of others as a manager, team lead or project lead. One year of experience may be substituted for each 30 semester hours of the required college work. A graduate degree will substitute for two of the five years of required work experience.
Experience working with Community Development Block Grants. (CDBG). Experience working with disaster recovery operations. Experience supervising employees. Experience working with federal and state regulatory policies and doing research.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas and of the principles and practices of public administration and management. Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems and in operating computers and applicable computer software. Ability to manage business functions, division, or department activities; to establish goals and objectives; to devise solutions to administrative problems; to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to lift, pull, physically handle, and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to sit for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
Valid Texas drivers license.
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