Local recruitment: 24-02 Team Manager (Manager IV)

Texas Water Development Board

Austin, TX, USA 🇺🇸


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Texas Water Development Board’s Mission – Leading the state’s efforts in ensuring a secure water future for Texas. 

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) endorses telecommuting and hybrid workplace plans, in addition to other flexible work alternatives. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! For more information about our employee benefits and more, visit http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/benefits.asp.


The Texas Water Development Board does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities.

***Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications***


Performs highly complex (senior-level) managerial work as a Team Manager in the Regional Water Project Development Division (RWPD) of the Office of Water Supply and Infrastructure (WSI). The Team Manager is a key management position in RWPD, responsible for the leadership, management, and supervision of a multi-disciplinary team, including administering the day-to-day operations of the team. Work involves proactively leading the team and setting priorities by establishing goals and objectives to manage workload. Ensures that projects follow applicable requirements and develops strategies to effectively support the agency’s mission. Effectively manages competing projects, tasks, and deadlines. Develops recommendations for Board consideration or other Agency purposes. Demonstrates sound, independent judgement as an agency representative. Reviews, coordinates, and evaluates team activities and conducts outreach efforts. May develop and evaluate budget requests and monitor budget expenditures. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Reports to the Director of RWPD.


  • Serves as the primary-point-of contact for projects and stakeholders assigned to their team.
  • Manages, oversees, and directs the work of a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.
  • Provides effective leadership and management of the team.
  • Manages and administers personnel and evaluates and addresses staff performance.
  • Collaborates with the Deputy Executive Administrator (DEA) and Assistant DEA of WSI, the Division Director, the Assistant Director, and other RWPD Managers in setting and meeting goals for RWPD.
  • Ensures review of financial applications, loan and grant closings, and all other milestones are completed and documented according to agency procedures and program requirement.
  • Manages all project activities within the team, providing technical direction and guidance.
  • Stays informed of team activities, communications, and issues related to the team and its projects.
  • Coordinates with other agency offices as needed to stay informed of issues affecting the team.
  • Monitors and reports team activities.
  • Develops and maintains professional and positive working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Conducts or participates in outreach and marketing efforts, including public speaking.
  • Accountable for the Team’s work products, performance, and activities.
  • Leads by example, providing guidance and assistance in a clear, concise, and consistent manner.
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of staff, setting priorities, and providing direction, support, and oversight to effectively manage competing projects, tasks, and deadlines.
  • Ensures staff complete tasks in a timely manner, with minimal errors, and in accordance with applicable rules, policies, procedures, guidance, etc.
  • Ensures the team maintains current and accurate information in the agency’s project database.
  • Directly addresses and effectively handles personnel issues, including hiring, separations, follow-through on disciplinary actions as needed, and employee performance rewards.
  • Promotes an environment that encourages teamwork, accountability, professional development, and improvement in performance for self and staff.
  • Assigns job duties, conducts performance evaluations, clarifies roles and responsibilities, and monitors and measures performance against goals.
  • Evaluates team performance and recommends and leads improvements.
  • Supports team administrative requirements related to organization, budget, and personnel.
  • Ensures the provision of quality customer service from the team to stakeholders.
  • Manages the performance of direct reports, to include, timely completion of performance appraisals, and follow-through on disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Maintains confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agency’s records retention procedures and schedule.
  • Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include, attending mandatory training courses.
  • May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from accredited four-year college or university with a major in Planning, Finance, Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • Seven years of work experience in planning, finance, engineering, business administration, public administration, project management, environmental science, or a related field.
  • Three years progressively responsible professional work experience managing projects and/or staff (including multi-disciplinary teams.)
  • Relevant experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, finance, engineering, business administration, public administration, environmental science, or a related field.
  • Four years of experience managing projects and/or supervising staff.
  • Experience in flood-related work and/or working on flood-related projects.
  • Familiarity with TWDB funding programs and experience working on TWDB-funded projects.
  • Relevant professional license or certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the team and RWPD, and of the principles and practices of public administration and management. Possesses necessary skills and comprehensive knowledge to perform the job.
  • Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
  • Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.
  • Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.
  • Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.
  • Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.
  • Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and in order with infrequent errors.
  • Ability to complete tasks and projects in a timely manner and persists until tasks are completed.
  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance, and clear and concise communication to agency staff, as well as to employees of other political entities and the public both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers, and others.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and schedule work in order to maintain regular progress on assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to stand/sit/move with no physical limitations or aids to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 5% of the time, primarily within the State of Texas.
  • Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a driver’s license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.
  • Ability to work-days that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to assign and/or supervise the work of others.






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