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TNR Chief Deputy Travis County Employees

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Austin, TX

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Directly oversees all or parts of core programs including Public Works, Parks, Natural Resources & Environmental Quality, Development Services & Long Range Planning, Real Estate, Financial Services, Human Resources and Administrative Services. Leads continuous improvement efforts for core programs. Directs department-wide operations in multiple complex functional or programmatic areas within the Transportation and Natural Resources department. Directs the overall operations, staff and functions through subordinate division directors. Provides leadership, oversight and direction in all planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating operations in accordance with state, federal and local laws, policies and procedures, and guidelines. Develops departmental strategic plans to accomplish goals and objectives and improve effectiveness and efficiency of services.
 
Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is a job classification within the Management job family. Reports directly to the County Executive TNR and functions as the second highest level of management within the department. Incumbents in this classification represent senior management within the department. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department. Directs department-wide operations in multiple complex functional or programmatic areas within TNR. Assumes responsibilities of the County Executive in that person's absence.
Duties and Responsibilities
Directs and controls planning, budgets, resource allocation, financial systems and information technology of the department. Directs, oversees and participates in the development and implementation of the department's planning, organizing, mission, overall strategic goals and objectives. Directs scheduling, monitoring and deploying of human, operating and capital resources to accomplish policies, plans and program outcome measures. Ensures that the department adheres to agency goals and objectives. Provides leadership and participation in the development and evaluation of the overall strategic departmental planning and directing. Plans, develops and directs a comprehensive plan for the department's technical needs including requests for applications development or enhancements, software and hardware acquisition, implementation, and replacement. Establishes and sustains a high level of customer satisfaction with Department deliverables, response time and problem resolution. Stays abreast of and evaluates proposed legislation. Establishes performance standards, monitoring performance and completing performance reviews. Participates actively in organizational strategic planning. Assists the County Executive with overall departmental responsibilities and has delegated authority to make necessary departmental decisions in absence of County Executive. Effectively allocates resources and obtains funding for additional resources when justified. Performs economic analyses of alternative solutions to problems as they arise. Oversees preparation of annual capital and operating budget and effectively communicates the need for, and presentation of, budget requests. Develops, manages and controls departmental programs, budgets and personnel. Oversees the development of the department budget, including revenue forecasting, departmental budget reviews and recommendations to the County Executive. Supports the County Executive in presentation of budget and capital improvement program to Commissioners Court. Reviews and approves department operating expenditures. Directs senior managers in implementing fiscal transactions and decisions. Plans future budgetary requirements. Manages conflict resolution for the department. Evaluates and reports on program performance. Prepares process analyses using statistical process controls to continually improve the quality of processes and output. Represents the department at business meetings, legislative sessions, conferences, seminars, boards, panels and committees. Directs, develops and monitors departmental policies and operating procedures. Implements, communicates and effectively uses policies and procedures. Coordinates with departments, agencies and organizations to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Communicates with County Executive and Commissioners Court. Effective communication of annual Department goals, objectives, and performance measures. Establishes management controls to track and ensure successful provision of program deliverables. Efficiently prioritizes assignments and allocated resources. Directs senior managers on matters of department structure and leadership. Plans and evaluates the work of senior level management, professional, technical and other support staff. Interprets policies for subordinates. Resolves conflicts and exercises broad coordination over activities. Reviews, evaluates and recommends improvements to department administrative and financial internal controls and systems and procedures. Plans, develops and directs a comprehensive long-term strategic plan for automated systems needs for the department, including centralized computer applications, personal computers and telecommunications functions. Oversees automated systems within the department, including prioritizing requests for applications development or enhancements, hardware and software standards and equipment acquisition and replacement. Coordinates technical staff placed within the department. Positions the department to effectively respond to the changing technological environment. Manages special assignments/projects assigned by County Executive. Performs other job-related duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Finance or a directly related field AND seven (7) years of senior level management experience, including four (4) years of mid- to senior level supervisory or management experience;
OR,
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.
Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Valid Texas Driver's License.

Preferred:
Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Finance or a directly related field.
Experience with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. government operations.
Experience with a partially unionized workforce.
Executive level knowledge/experience of complex functional or programmatic areas within TNR, or comparable County Department.
Executive level knowledge/experience of TNR budget and Human Resources function, or comparable County Department.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Standard management theory, principles, practices and techniques. Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines. Planning and research methodology. State and Federal regulatory or administrative requirements and practices. Standards of policy analysis, finance and contract management. Budgetary and fiscal process. Quality management principles and practices. Techniques of statistical measurements and applications. Governmental procurement and contracts management requirements. Principles and practices of microcomputers, data processing and MIS functions and equipment capabilities. Supervisory principles, practices and techniques. Online computer searches. Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages. Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation
Skill in:
Resolving supervisory/management issues, including planning and managing teams. Planning and coordinating work activities. Researching, analyzing, compiling, preparing and presenting technical data/information and reports. Problem-solving and decision-making. Public speaking and content delivery. Conflict resolution and community relations. Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
Interact effectively with staff, public, elected and appointed officials. Direct and organize department activities. Establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan. Identify problems, evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions. Direct the development of agency policies and procedures. Prepare clear, complete, accurate and logical verbal and written reports and make presentations. Prioritize needs, develop and implement plans of action. Plan, coordinate and direct the work of senior managers and professional. Work on a wide variety of tasks simultaneously and produce timely and tangible results. Utilize online resources. Value diversity and promote shared responsibility, teamwork, systems integration and acceptance of change. Read and understand basic legal documents. Listen and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of outside agencies, consultants, other County employees and officials, and the general public.
Work Environment & Other Information
Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 10-60 pounds, visual acuity, mental effort, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer, and viewing screens for long periods. Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, reaching, twisting, balancing, driving, repetitive motion, and client/customer contact to perform the essential functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
Works some nights and weekends.

Department: Transportation & Natural Resources

Location: 700 Lavaca Street, Downtown, Austin

Criminal, Driving, Education & Employment Background Check Required
Benefits
Employment at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. comes with a full array of benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance, a no-cost, on-site Health and Wellness clinic, longevity pay, paid vacations, sick time and personal holidays, not to mention an industry competitive salary structure and a friendly, stable work environment.
2018 **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Benefit Guide
In this valuable benefit resource guide
you will find benefit summaries, eligibility requirements, costs, contact numbers and addresses as well as other general information on the benefits available to **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Employees and Retirees.
Credit Union
Employees may join the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Credit Union which offers low-interest loans, savings plans through payroll deduction, safe deposit boxes and other benefits.
Deferred Compensation
Employees may enroll in a tax- free sheltered investment plan through payroll deduction.
Direct Deposit
Employees may sign up for direct bank deposit.
Employee Assistance Program
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. provides a confidential counseling and referral service free of charge to county employees and their family.
Employee Organizations
Membership in the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union is available through payroll deduction.
Employee Health & Wellness Clinic
Employees may access the clinic for a variety of wellness program and health care services with no co-pay, no deductible and no co-insurance costs.
Holidays
An average of eleven paid holidays are designated by the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Commissioners Court at the beginning of each fiscal year.
Longevity
Longevity pay is paid for each year completed after three years of continuous service. Peace Officers in a law enforcement activity, whose job requires state peace officer certification, receive pay after one year of certification.
Parking
A limited number of assigned parking spaces are available to employees in the Courthouse Complex.
Personal Holidays
Full-time employees are eligible for up to three paid personal holidays each calendar year. Part-time employees shall be granted personal holidays on a prorated basis. New employees earn personal holidays for the calendar year in which he/she begins employment, based on the month in which employment begins:
January – March
3 personal holidays
July - September
1 personal holiday
April - June
2 personal holidays
October - December
None
New employees are eligible to take personal holidays after 90 days of employment. Retirement
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a member of the Texas County & District Retirement System with mandatory participation by certain classes of employees. Seven percent (7%) of the gross salary is deducted each pay period. An employee is fully vested after eight years of service. Benefits are prorated for part-time employees.
Sick Leave
Employees earn sick leave at a rate of eight hours per month with unlimited accrual during employment. Part-time employees earn sick leave on a pro-rated basis.
Tuition Refund
Certain classes of full-time employees may receive reimbursement for fees associated with pre-approved, job related course work completed satisfactorily.
Vacation
Based on years of county service, full-time employees earn vacation time at the following rates:
0 to 5 years
4.0 hours per pay period
6 to 10 years
4.5 hours per pay period
11 to 15 years
5.0 hours per pay period
16 to 20 years
5.5 hours per pay period
21 plus years
6.0 hours per pay period
Part-time employees earn vacation leave on a pro-rated basis. Workers' Compensation
The county provides all employees workers' compensation coverage with benefits in accordance with state statute, if the employee sustains an injury out of, or in the course of work.
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Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Finance or a directly related field AND seven (7) years of senior level management experience; OR, Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities or this job?
Yes
No
02
What type of degree(s) do you hold? Check all that apply.
None
High School Diploma or GED
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
PhD
03
If you have a degree, please list the field it is in.
04
How many years of senior level management experience to you have?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
05
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Road Maintenance operations?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
06
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Capital Improvements operations?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
07
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Fleet Services operations?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
08
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Parks operations?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
09
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Natural Resources & Environmental Quality operations?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
10
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Development Services & Long Range Planning operations?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
11
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Real Estate operations?
Less than 7 years
7-14 years
15 years
12
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Financial Services operations?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
13
How many years of experience do you have developing, managing and analyzing Human Resources & Administrative Services operations?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
14
How many years of experience do you have developing and overseeing division budgets, including revenue forecasting, budget reviews and recommendations?
Less than 7 years
7-14 years
15 years
15
How many years of experience do you have in planning for and management of projects related to software implementation?
Less than 7 years
7 – 14 years
15 years
16
Do you have a valid Driver's License?
Yes
No
17
This position has certain work environment and physical demands to perform the essential functions. Are you able to perform the duties of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation?
Yes
No
18
You must ensure your application accurately reflects your skills and abilities as they relate to the position. Only periods of employment and experience detailed in the Work Experience section of the application will be considered in determining which applicants move forward in the selection process, as well as determining pay level for candidate(s) recommended for hire. I acknowledge that I have read, understand, and agree to the above.
Yes
No
19
Are you currently a **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Employee?
Yes
No
Required Question
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700 Lavaca Street, Suite 420
Austin, Texas, 78701
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