Performs routine project management work under the direction of the Regional Services Director. Is engaged in daily activities associated with economic development, environmental, solid waste, pipeline safety, transportation, and other grant projects. Work also involves supporting program goals and objectives, grant administration and documentation and other supportive assignments as necessary. Works with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.
• Assists in maintaining schedules, work plans, budgets, and resource requirements for programs implemented by the Regional Services Department; including Economic Development Administration, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, U.S. Solid Waste, Department of Agriculture Solid Waste program, U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline Awareness Project, and other grants implemented.
• Assists in completing required program performance, including planning, development, implementation, data research and analysis, and documentation of department program activity. Remain compliant with requirement for contracting, purchasing, and records maintenance for each project.
• Assist with the implementation of community awareness and education projects for environmental and pipeline safety initiatives. Attend local events offering opportunity for outreach.
• Perform outreach activities throughout the region to promote activities for programs administered by the Regional Services Department as needed.
• Assist in monitoring project expenditures for the Regional Services Department.
• Assists in completing project performance reports and distribution to appropriate agency, according to the agency’s requirements. Assist in providing technical assistance of department programs to area served by agency.
• Assists with the review of program area operations to identify areas in need of change and assists with the development of plans to improve or address areas of concern.
• Monitors individual project performance as requested by the supervisor, to ensure deliverables are acceptable and fulfill the terms of the project(s) contract or specifications.
• Attend in-region and out of region meetings and conferences, to ensure program development and continuous improvement methods, as well as staff capacity and current knowledge.
• Make public presentations to promote and advocate departmental activities.
• Coordinates with the Regional Services Director to represent the PBRPC in regional committees addressing the Regional Services Department initiatives.
• Conduct associated administrative work, including scheduling meetings and related work, as necessary, on a daily basis.
• Performs related work as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Associate degree from a college or university with experience in public service. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work relevant to assignments is generally preferred.
Related project assistance, management, supervisory experience, and education may be substituted for one another.
Additional consideration for those applying for an internship while attending college, university, or graduate school.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Prefer knowledge of project management practices applicable to limited-scope projects; of systems and procedures used to evaluate program performance, and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken.
Operation of computers and applicable software.
Ability to exercise sound judgement in making critical decisions, to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues, to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skill, to identify project risks, to prepare reports and charts, to communicate effectively, and to coordinate with the work of others.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENCES REQUIRED:
Texas driver’s license with available means of transportation. Proof of liability of insurance.