Division Manager, Environmental Conservation, Austin, Texas

Employer City of Austin, TX
Created 06/11/2021
Reference 434088
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning or related field, plus five (5) years of related supervisory/management experience.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None.


Notes to Applicants

Working with Austin Water provides a number of benefits including medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click HERE for more information.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.


If you are selected to interview:

  • Candidates selected to interview will receive information and instructions for preparing a writing sample and short presentation to be given at the time of the interview.

If you are selected for hire:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) is required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization or institution. You must also provide proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are in the military or are a military veteran, you will need to provide a copy of the Member 4 page of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
  • A criminal background investigation is required.

Travel:
If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program , you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite - including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range
$39.72 - $52.62

Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Ability to attend meetings outside business hours as required.

Job Close Date
07/05/2021
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Reicher Ranch, 3621 RR 620 South, Austin, TX 78738
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing strategic direction, managing tactical execution, and providing formal supervision for teams performing tasks related to wildlife or water quality protection through land management practices
  • Experience with local, state and federal regulations, programs and industry practices related to Land Management, Water Quality Protection, Endangered Species Protection, Fire Management and habitat conservation plans
  • Experience managing public land such as state parks or wilderness areas, including experience with rural roads, fences, wells, facilities public access, and land-related issues such as existing or proposed easements and encroachments
  • Experience working in a political environment and defending potentially unpopular positions with boards and commissions, elected officials, citizens, and the media
  • Experienced community educator on relevant division issues
  • Demonstrated financial expertise to include fiscal planning, budget management, capital improvement project planning and oversight, and contract management experience
  • Experience providing legislative support and acting as spokesperson for media and press inquiries
  • Experience acting in a consultative role to various stakeholders including executive teams, councils, commissions, boards, government agencies and other city departments, as well as other citizen groups
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1.Direct the programs/projects/activities of the division/section
2.Prepare and monitors division/section budget
3.Set division policy and ensure division is aligned with Department goals
4.Oversee/perform contract development, preparation, and monitoring
5.Perform economic forecasting and evaluation of division/section related programs
6.Prepares financial summaries/reports for management review
7.Develop/establish goals and priorities for departmental programs
8.Provide review of and/or prepare technical reports
9.Conduct needs assessment studies
10.Perform supervisory duties i.e., hiring, promoting, disciplinary actions, performance evaluations, etc.
11.Evaluate program operations for effectiveness and efficiency to include workforce utilization
12.Ensure compliance with federal, state, and city codes, ordinances and regulations
13.Enforce quality assurance/quality control initiatives
14.Serve as member of and/or coordinate with various boards, commissions, etc.
15.Provide technical advice and assistance to citizens, City Management, contractors, etc.
16.Perform short term, long term planning

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Hire employees
Recommend termination when necessary
Perform disciplinary actions when required
Administer Success Strategy Performance Reviews (SSPR's)
Conduct employee evaluations
Establish expectations and counsel employees on their performance
Train or arrange for training of employees as applicable
Utilize available methods of reward and recognition whenever possible
Monitor attendance, approve timesheets and requests for time off

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.

Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.

Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedures.

Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.

Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.

Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.

Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

Skill in using computers and related software applications.

Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.

Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

Ability to train others.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* This position requires a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning or related field, plus five (5) years of related supervisory/management experience. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
* Describe your supervisory or management experience that is directly related to this role. Please include how many years of experience you have, the supervisory functions you were responsible for, and in which positions listed on your application you performed these functions.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience developing strategic direction and managing tactical execution of tasks related to wildlife or water quality protection through land management practices, and indicate the position(s) listed on your application that support(s) your answer.
(Open Ended Question)
* How many years of experience do you have with local, state and federal regulations, programs and best practices related to Land Management, Water Quality Protection, Endangered Species Protection, Fire Management and habitat conservation plans?
  • Less than 5 years
  • 5 - 7 years
  • 7 -10 years
  • 10 or more years
* Describe your experience with experience with local, state and federal regulations, programs and best practices related to Land Management, Water Quality Protection, Endangered Species Protection, Fire Management and habitat conservation plans, and indicate the position(s) listed on your application that support(s) your answer.
(Open Ended Question)
* How many years of experience do you have managing public land such as state parks or wilderness areas, including experience with rural roads, fences, wells, facilities public access, and land-related issues such as existing or proposed easements and encroachments?
  • Less than 5 years
  • 5 - 7 years
  • 7 -10 years
  • 10 or more years
* Briefly describe your experience as a subject matter expert in a political environment and defending potentially controversial positions with stakeholders which have conflicting interests such as elected officials, citizens, the media, etc.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe any experience you have in the role of community educator on subjects relevant to the division.
(Open Ended Question)
* Briefly describe your financial experience with fiscal planning, budget management, capital improvement project planning and oversight, and contract management, and indicate the position(s) listed on your application that support(s) your answer.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience in providing legislative support and acting as spokesperson for media and press inquiries.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience acting in a consultative role and/or presenting to executive team members or outside organizations, councils, boards or commissions interested in activities related to this position.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No
* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No
* Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee's full name.
(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

Browse similar jobs

View all

Get New Jobs By E-Mail