Program Specialist III (Texas Water Resource Institute)

Texas A&M AgriLife Research

College Station, TX, US

Job Description

Program Specialist III, under supervision of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Water Resources Institute, will work as a member of a team providing leadership and support for various watershed assessment, planning, and implementation programs statewide.


-Work with watershed stakeholders to develop and implement watershed based plans that restore and protect water resources, and develop, coordinate, and deliver education programs.

-Work with TAMUS administration and faculty; research and extension personnel; federal and state agencies; non-profit organizations; personnel from other universities, centers, and institutes to develop projects and grant proposals to secure external resources for addressing critical water issues in Texas.

-Facilitate, coordinate, and collaborate with watershed stakeholders to relay information and develop watershed management strategies to restore water quality.

-Gather and assess watershed-based data to establish a needed understanding of current conditions to convey to stakeholders.

-Lead project implementation, track implementation progress and success, and sustain stakeholder group engagement through the delivery of educational materials and programming.

-Work with local stakeholders to develop grant proposals and other funding mechanisms to fund and implement water quality restoration objectives.

-Work with TAMUS administration and faculty; research and Extension personnel; federal and state agencies; non-profit organizations; personnel with other universities, centers, and institutes; and other partnerships to plan and develop projects and grant proposals to address critical water Texas issues.

-Manage projects and project reporting.

Education and Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology, Water Management, Agricultural Science or closely related field

-Three years of experience with watershed management, planning, implementation  or related activities

-Three years of project/program management experience

-Experience facilitating, coordinating, and collaborating with stakeholder groups through the development of watershed based plan.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Working knowledge of MS office suite

-Ability to interact with diverse groups including the public, agricultural interests, city and county officials, non-profit and environmental advocacy organizations, river authorities and personnel from Land Grant Universities and state and federal agencies

-Knowledge of surface water quality standards and methods for addressing water quality impairments

-Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.

-Maintains attention to detail and utilizes sound judgment.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.





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