Local recruitment: 23-102 Regional Flood Planning Manager (Manager V)

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.


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

****Licensed Engineering candidates external to TWDB will be eligible to receive a $5,000 recruitment bonus if selected.****


Job Description Summary

The Flood Planning Division at TWDB is looking for a dedicated and dynamic individual to take on the exciting opportunity to manage the statewide Regional Flood Planning (RFP) program in Texas.

The Regional Flood Planning Manager performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of the Texas Water Development Board’s high-profile Regional Flood Planning Department of the Flood Planning Division in the Office of Planning (OoP). Work involves administration and oversight of the statewide, regional flood planning program with significant outreach and stakeholder involvement. Coordinates and guides the development of regional flood plans to become the basis for the state flood plan and submits for agency and Board approval. Work requires highly proactive management involving, administration of the regional flood planning program, and establishing goals and objectives. Develops guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations. Develops schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals. Coordinates and evaluates department activities. Develops and evaluates budget requests and monitors budget expenditures. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. May train others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Director of the Flood Planning Division.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages the agency Regional Flood Planning program.
  • Provides technical and administrative assistance to guide and support regional flood planning groups and various stakeholder activities in developing regional flood plans.
  • Proactively generates and manages a significant amount of communications with regional flood planning groups and other stakeholders.
  • Develops and oversees multiple regional flood planning grant contracts and directly manages research and planning contracts related to flood planning to assure that products meet the intent of the scope of work, rules, and statutory requirements.
  • Manages the RFP department’s activities and provides direction, coordination, technical guidance, support and supervision of agency staff in the RFP Department.
  • Provides effective leadership and management of the RFP Department.
  • Monitors and reports department work activities.
  • Develops, monitors and adheres to schedules for the RFP department.
  • Develops schedules and tracking materials to ensure that various requirements are met, and process deliverables will meet deadlines.
  • Authorizes department hiring, separations, disciplinary actions, and employee performance rewards.
  • Assigns job duties and tasks, conducts performance evaluations, clarifies roles and responsibilities, and monitors and measures performance against goals.
  • Manages the performance of direct reports, to include, timely completion of performance appraisals, and follow-through on disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Evaluates department performance and recommends and leads improvements.
  • Directs, monitors, and anticipates program activities and develops and implements necessary revisions to agency rules, guidance, and procedures as a result.
  • Identifies stakeholder needs and monitors regional planning process to ensure that the RFP Department meet deadlines and statutory requirements in the development of their regional flood plans.
  • Oversees the development of program guidelines, procedures, policies, and rules, and provides oversight of quality control reviews of regional flood plans; communications and information dissemination; funding application process; internal policy development; and program development within established deadlines.
  • Assists in developing agency flood planning guidance, rules, and other documents.
  • Supports and assists the development of the state flood plan, as needed and directed by the Director of FP.
  • Assists in compiling, writing, and otherwise developing the state flood plan.
  • Participates in development of the state flood planning database.
  • Provides support for legislative, agency, public, media, and other information requests.
  • Represents the regional flood planning program at meetings with other agencies (state and federal), with legislative staff, or at conferences and panels.
  • 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 Civil/Environmental Engineering, Planning, or a related field.
  • Seven years of relevant professional experience in flood-related planning, mitigation, response or recovery; land-use planning; water resources planning; infrastructure planning; and/or flood modelling and mapping; or other closely-related work.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional work experience managing projects/programs and supervising staff.
  • Professional experience in public stakeholder processes.
  • Professional Engineering License
  • Relevant education and experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Graduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Planning or related field.
  • Four years of progressively responsible professional work experience managing projects/programs and supervising staff.
  • Experience developing and managing contracts.
  • Three years of professional experience in public stakeholder processes.
  • Knowledge of and experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and mapping of flood risk.
  • Certified Floodplain Manager.
  • Experience writing and producing technical reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to regional flood planning (RFP) Department; and of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge of flood risk reduction projects, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, mapping, concepts and the principles related to flood planning and flood mitigation.
  • Knowledge of flood modeling and mapping processes and GIS mapping in general.
  • 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.
  • Skills in providing good customer service, both internally and externally.
  • Skills in preparing reports.
  • Ability to identify work-related process, data, or oversight gaps and to generate and implement solutions to address them.
  • Ability to understand, write, and present complex technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to quickly become conversant in flood-related federal, state and local laws and agencies, as well as associated flood programs, flood funding programs, policies, and regulations.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with and coordinate the development and distribution of technical guidance and information to agency staff, consultants, regional flood planning groups, state and federal agencies and other stakeholders regarding flood planning.
  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to agency staff, as well as to 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 prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and schedule work in order to maintain regular progress on assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to successfully develop, deploy, and oversee contracts.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives.
  • Ability to devise solutions to problems.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate program and agency risks.
  • 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 with infrequent errors.
  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance, and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • 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 25% 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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