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TPWD - Project Manager IV (Program Manager)

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 8/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00006593

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).

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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

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

HIRING CONTACT: Tim Malinovsky, (512) 389-8540

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is hiring for Austin HQ Program Manager serving the Statewide construction project portfolio which ensures the legacy of providing outdoor recreation opportunities for future generations. This position will lead regional teams, consisting of project managers, contract managers, accountants, architects, engineers, construction managers, inspectors, surveyors and support staff. These teams are responsible for the program's project life-cycles and provide subject matter expertise during their respective project phases. Customer service and public relations are constant factors the team must manage from project inception until completion.
Under the direction of the Infrastructure Project Delivery/Project Management Branch Manager (PMBM), this position is responsible for providing critical managerial oversight and reporting of the Capital project delivery for half the State of Texas, encompassing all partner Division facility locations as designated by geographical areas of responsibility. Monitors and provides guidance to the regional team comprised of Project Managers, Design Professionals, Contract Managers, Cost Accountants, and Construction field staff in an effort to achieve partner Division goals focused on the development and repair of critical capital infrastructure in support of the Agency's short-term and long-term strategies. Assigns and supervises the work of regional Project Managers. Performs complex program administration, project management guidance, conflict resolution, and technical assistance to the Regional team as well as all Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) partner Divisions. Performs multiple roles in managing the regional Capital programs and on occasion directly manages special projects. Responsible for managing multiple biennial programs monitoring their priorities, resource capabilities, validation of project schedules and budgets, oversees project execution from the project initiation through close out process. Directly supports the PMBM with the integration and consistent project management methodologies for the purpose of continuously reviewing, updating, and optimizing the Regional portfolio to ensure compliance with changing organizational strategies, budgets, goals and objectives. Directly responsible for the regional portfolio in meeting the overall Agency goals supporting the Infrastructure Division role. Works under limited supervision, with considerable 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 Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management or closely related field.

Seven years experience in project management of real property construction programs, which may include land development, building facility, civil, water or wastewater, and road construction projects;
Experience in administrative processes, budgeting, scheduling, cost estimating, total quality management, team building and organizational development.
NOTE: Experience may have occurred concurrently.

If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.


Experience with project management of real property construction programs, which may include land development, building facility, civil, water or wastewater, and road;
Experience in public speaking and presentation.

Current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as issued by the Project Management Institute.

Knowledge of Project Management theories and practices applicable to limited-scope projects;
Knowledge of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor's performance;
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken (International Building Code; Americans with Disabilities Act; NFPA 101 – Life Safety; OSHA);
Knowledge of Project Management processes, tools and techniques;
Knowledge of Sustainable Building Methods and Systems;
Knowledge of the construction process, construction management techniques, proper construction contract documentation, and building operations;
Knowledge of applicable codes and standards;
Knowledge of construction estimating and appropriate levels of estimating as it applies to origination, planning, and bid costs for capital projects;
Knowledge of project activity and resource scheduling;
Knowledge of alternative energy technologies, Sustainable Design, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles;
Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to projects of moderate scope;
Knowledge of Project Management systems, techniques, and processes (Project Management Institute or similar);
Knowledge of engineering and/or architectural design principles, site planning, practices, methods, systems and processes;
Knowledge of professional consultant selection and various construction procurement methods used by governmental agencies under state law;
Knowledge of Project Management theories and practices applicable to projects that are complex in scope;
Knowledge of outdoor resource-based recreational facilities and supporting infrastructure requirements;
Knowledge of Building Owners and Managers Association methods and practices for governmental and commercial buildings;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Project;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in project management monitoring;
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with co-workers and work-related contacts;
Skill in using scheduling software and techniques;
Skill in operating a digital camera;
Skill in operating large format scanners and plotters;
Skill in meeting deadlines;
Skill in estimating construction costs for design work;
Skill in negotiating comprehensive scopes and budgets using various methods and operational requirements needed for the design and construction of a wide variety of facilities;
Skill in negotiating Design and Construction contracts;
Skill in reviewing construction specifications and construction documents;
Skill in directing the timely delivery of project deliverables;
Skill in managing several programs simultaneously;
Skill in making independent, sound, timely decisions;
Skill in addressing changes in scope or timing;
Skill in directing project resources to achieve the timely delivery of project deliverables;
Ability to exercise sound judgement in making critical decisions;
Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues;
Ability to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills;
Ability to prepare reports and charts;
Ability to communicate effectively;
Ability to maintain flexibility and work with frequent interruptions and multiple changing priorities;
Ability to build, motivate, and sustain effective teams;
Ability to work independently with little supervision;
Ability to influence outcomes and persuade others;
Ability to effectively conduct public meetings;
Ability to persuade or motivate external contractors, sub-contractors or internal division and department colleagues to adopt action conforming to specific goals in response to project objective;
Ability to make decisions involving major impacts on project cost and time;
Ability to establish program goals and objectives;
Ability to identify program risks and gaps;
Ability to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others;
Ability to train others;
Ability to make compelling presentations to large and diverse groups;
Ability to perform policy, program, and fiscal analysis;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 30 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Required to perform work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 30 lbs.;
May be required to operate a State vehicle;
Required to travel 15% with possible overnight stays;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.