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.