The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position is with our Coastal Resources Program area. Performs moderately complex to complex (journey-level) project management work. Work involves coordinating the planning and initiation of projects at various levels of completion; monitoring the progress and schedule of projects; and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. May assign duties and responsibilities and coordinate the work of project staff. Works under general supervision, with limited to moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of Army - No military equivalent; Navy - No military equivalent; Coast Guard - No military equivalent; Marines -34 Financial Management; Air Force - 3D Support - Cyberspace Support or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_PlanningResearchandStatistics.pdf In order to receive Veterans' preference, a copy of Form DD#214 is required at time of interview.
Essential Job Elements:
Project Management and Coordination – Coordinates and oversees Coastal Management Program (CMP) Projects of Special Merit and other CMP Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act projects. Oversees implementation and is responsible for the project management of identified 309 Strategies. Provides project management and technical assistance for execution of 309 and planning contracts, compliance and program area reporting. Reviews relevant workplans, proposals, studies, and deliverables. Leads workgroups and provides input into development of program performance objectives and monitoring. Also participates in CMP 306 grant evaluation. Policy Research and Analysis - Researches, analyzes and provides information on local, state, and national trends; policy issues; and proposed legislation, regulations, or rules to determine impact; and makes program and policy recommendations. Coordinates with Government Relations on legislative and congressional affairs. May prepares materials for legislative and congressional meetings.Conducts research by reviewing, synthesizing and analyzing relevant coastal, marine and environmental policy or science. Applies knowledge of state and federal policy making procedures to make suggests beneficial to coastal related actions and activities. Based on independent and collaborative research, prepare drafts for internal and external reports, policy memos and briefs. Internal and External Partner Relations - Represents the GLO as a delegate or advisory board member through various local and partner entities. Participates in various groups (i.e. Gulf of Mexico Alliance) to stay up to date on new legislation, policy issues, state and federal rule changes, and potential impacts to coastal programs. Develops relationships and works effectively with government, academic, community, business, and non-governmental organization partners. Acts as liaison between the CMP and other areas of the Coastal Resources (CR) department. Works closely with other CR staff to provide assistance as it relates to the goals and policies of the CMP. Acts independently within broad program goals while supporting program objectives and working collaboratively within a cross-functional interdisaplinary team.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in policy, political science, coastal or ocean science, environmental studies or a related field. Three years of policy work in any related field. Three years of full-time project management or grant experience in policy, enviromental, coastal projects or a related field. Education and experience may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.
Experience in coastal, environmental or natural resource policy issues. Knowledge of the federal policy-making process preferred. Research skills in coastal or environmental policies. Project management certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of coastal, natural resource or environmental policy. Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to limited-scope projects; of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor’s performance; and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken. Strong research and writing skills. Skill in project management monitoring and in the operation of computers and applicable software. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions, to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues, to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills, to identify project risks, to prepare reports and charts, to communicate effectively, and to coordinate the work of others.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) 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 move and position oneself 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 move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.
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All applications for employment with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) must be submitted electronically by the job closing date through www.WorkInTexas.com. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please visit our website at www.glo.texas.gov for more information about applying for a GLO job posting.
The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.