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TPWD - Director IV (Infrastructure Divison Director)

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 7/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00006384

Job Description

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown' for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).

Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If selected for a position Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen OR applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide supporting documentation on or before the first day of employment.

Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

HIRING CONTACT: Dee Halliburton, (512) 389-4804

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

NOTE: The following items must be submitted: (1) Letter of interest; (2) Resume with applicable education. Documents must be uploaded to the electronic application.

Responsible for the leadership and direction of the Infrastructure Division for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The Infrastructure Division provides project management, professional design, construction, and technical services to all divisions of the department. The Director is accountable for providing strategic direction for Division staff and implementation of the Department's Capital Construction Portfolio. As of September 1, 2019, the total Capital Construction Portfolio will include over $225 million in active projects across Texas.
The Director oversees the management of major construction contracts/projects involving state parks, state historic sites, state natural areas, fresh and saltwater fish hatcheries, wildlife management areas, administrative buildings and law enforcement facilities. Oversees the management of the TPWD Land Conservation Program, which directly applies multiple land conservation mechanisms, including acquisition (purchase, donation, exchange or lease), conservation easements and related land conservation strategies. Works collaboratively with agency leadership to identify and implement major capital priorities, consistent with the Department's mission and varied operations. Manages programs and staff responsible for ensuring all TPWD facility construction is completed safely, within budget, in a timely manner and according to the operational needs of its internal agency customers. Leads and fosters a workplace culture that is professional, respectful, fair, adaptive, high performing, inclusive, and distinguished in Texas government. Serves as a strategic ambassador for the department and effectively represents the agency before elected officials, partners and constituents. Serves on the Agency's Senior Management Team. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division, and Branch rules, regulations, and procedures.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Business Management, Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, or other relevant field.
Eight years of progressively responsible broad based senior-level management and leadership level experience, providing knowledge and skills relevant to leading and administering a significant capital construction, repair and improvement facilities system program in the public or private sector;
Experience leading diverse professional teams in geographically dispersed settings;
Demonstrable experience administering and successfully executing large, multi-year capital and operational budgets.
NOTE:  Experience may have occurred concurrently.

Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver's license.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Land and Property Management, Construction Management, Business Management, Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, or other relevant field.
Ten years experience in the Public Sector leading programs and directing portfolio management for real property design and construction projects including utilities, building facilities and roads and bridges;
Direct experience working in state legislative and policy environments at the senior or executive level;
Experience in total quality management, team building and project management;
Knowledge of contemporary construction related operations, budgeting, safety procedures and practices.
Knowledge and familiarity with parks, recreation, and conservation related facilities and operations;
Experience with total life-cycle project delivery from land acquisition through project delivery to customer satisfaction and follow-up.
Current and active professional licensure in Architecture, Engineering or Landscape Architecture;
Current Project Management Profession Certification issued by the Project Management Institute.

Knowledge of modern management theory and practice and its application by senior leaders in a service setting;
Knowledge of matrix based organizational structure and management;
Knowledge of successful building/construction/repair project management practices;
Knowledge of relevant procurement and construction laws;
Knowledge of principles and practice of historic preservation;
Knowledge of capital construction management systems;
Knowledge of Master Planning process;
Knowledge of basic budget and program management procedures;
Knowledge of contemporary safety practices and procedures;
Knowledge of Texas' parks, conservation, fish and wildlife, and outdoor recreational facilities and operations;
Knowledge of sustainable design and building practices;
Skill in leading and motivating large, diverse teams of administrative, professional, and technical staff;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication, including public presentations and interactions;
Skill in working effectively and collaboratively as a member of a senior leadership team;
Skill in working across business units to forge effective internal partnerships to advance key mission and business specific goals and objectives;
Skill in leading professional management teams and establishing clear goals and objectives, organizing workloads and setting priorities;
Skill in effective problem solving;
Skill in forming positive, productive, and collaborative working relationships with a broad range of public entities, interest groups, and various governmental organizations;
Skill in budget preparation, justification and administration;
Skill in effectively communicating with executive staff, Commissions, legislative committees, other state agencies and public interest groups;
Skill in representing and articulating the interests and needs of the division in the context of the agency goals.
Ability to exercise sound judgment to efficiently analyze complex situations, manage risk, and make critical decisions;
Ability to clearly communicate ideas, opinions, and decisions both orally and in writing;
Ability to strategically plan, implement, and evaluate program initiatives;
Ability to establish short and long term goals and objectives, be creative and innovative in developing implementation plans, organize workloads, establish priorities, and evaluate performance, with special attention to those areas as related to a sound infrastructure management and development program;
Ability to support conservation and outdoor recreation related mission of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work on holidays, weekends and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to travel 15% with overnight stays;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.