Requisition Number 1901630S
Classification Title Program Specialist
Position Job Title Program Specialist
College/Division Vice Pres Research
Department 470500-Water Resources Research Institute
Position Number 716810
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Reports To Position Title Professor
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 36000
Pay Level 07
Pay Base Salary
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- This person is responsible for meeting grant requirements on the TAAP and BoR projects.
- In addition to the position classification standard duties, the person employed into this position will also be responsible for the following within the New Mexico dynamic statewide water budget:
- Assist with development of databases of hydrologic information
- Support the coordination with spatial data to integrate into statewide water budget
- Work with steering group and working group
- Prepare written reports and figures on components of water budget
- This position will also plan and coordinate the activities to providing an ongoing resource for relevant publications, websites, and conferences for Bureau of Reclamation Agreement R16AC00002.
Plans and implements a single, narrow focused program initiative for an identified client-oriented operational entity of the University. Participates in the generation of the program resources and in the design and development of the program operating goals, objectives, and protocols. Serves as primary point of both internal and external representation and liaison with respect to the implementation, operational matters and compliance.Provides technical/professional and programmatic guidance, consultation, and support to client constituencies .
Classification Standard Duties
Programs are usually self-funded and/or grant-funded from a major funding source or series of funding sources. Plans and coordinates the development, implementation, and execution of a single program, special project, or other initiative designed to achieve the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the program. Oversees and administers all facets of the day-to-day operations of the program and activities related to the position’s specific discipline. Serves as primary liaison with internal and external constituencies on all matters relating to program activities; represents the University with respect to program activities on a local, regional, and/or national basis. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for identifying and generating funding and/or resource opportunities for program activities, to include development of grant and other fundraising proposals. Provides and/or coordinates the provision of technical guidance, consultation, related support to clientele within area of program focus; provides day-to-day problem solving as necessary on day-to-day program-related needs and issues. Creates, produces, and delivers a range of promotional, educational, and informational presentations, and/or resource materials related to program activities and initiatives. Oversees and/or coordinates the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develops, writes, edits, and presents comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports and evaluations. Participates in the development of operating goals and objectives for the unit; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operations, as appropriate to the unit.May supervise staff and/or student employees which includes: work allocation, training,promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution;evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions;motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Demonstrated professional knowledge and operational expertise within designated area of program focus.
Program planning, development, implementation, and leadership skills. Skill in examining and evaluating operations and developing and/or re-engineering operating strategies, systems, and procedures. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to determine informational needs, to collect and analyze information, and to devise and develop statistical analyses and reports. Ability to develop and deliver both oral and written presentations. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to develop and implement funding strategies and programs.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
One (1) year of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
Knowledge of water resources science or social sciences research. Understanding of critical groundwater resources. Experience in binational research and modeling of groundwater resources.
Ability to plan and coordinate workshops and meetings related to binational water topics.
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon external funds
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Posting Date 05/21/2019
Closing Date 06/14/2019
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/35000