Full-Time Manager (Environmental Grants and Contracts)
LOCATION: Austin, TX
AGENCY: University of Texas Arlington
Division for Enterprise Development (Austin Office)
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
PAY RATE: SALARY
POSITION STATUS: FULL TIME
Skills test may be conducted during interview process.
JOB SUMARY: Job Summary: The Manager oversees and implements all aspects of environmental grants and contracts related to pollution prevention, water supply, water quality and other assigned environmental programs. Monitors contract deliverables, maintains budget projections, and communicates with clients, management and team members on status and issues affecting performance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIRD AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Directly manages office and field activities of environmental, technical and administrative staff and contractors; maintains contact with employees in person or via Microsoft Teams and phone to ensure needs are being met. Observes employees at work, receives feedback from the clients, and reports pertinent information to management. Makes personnel decisions including hiring and evaluating employee performance; estimates staffing needs; initiates personnel actions; sets performance expectations, standards, and work schedules to meet completion dates; performs quality assurance of work products. 40% of time.
2. Reviews contracts and identifies programmatic requirements; develops and maintains budget forecasts and updates for multiple contracts and grants; oversees preparation of routine status reports and quarterly/annual activity summaries; reviews and approves monthly invoices; works with UTA budget office to ensure accurate, timely, and complete expenditure of contract and grant funds and obligated UTA funds. 30% of time.
3. Provides on-site and remote technical assistance to businesses on pollution prevention methods and oversees contractor activities. Manages and prepares case studies for public dissemination and implementation/replication; develops and updates course curriculum, information resources, and other materials as needed; delivers training on pollution prevention theory and compliance methods; manages the maintenance and updates of the pollution prevention and sustainability related websites with partner organizations; performs peer review of pollution prevention solutions for feasibility and effectiveness. 15% of time.
4. Participates in workgroups and manages strategic planning meetings, and teleconferences with key partners; maintains business relationships with interdisciplinary environmental professional organizations; identifies and develops proposals for future funding opportunities; writes contract and grant proposals and drafts; establishes and executes related work plans. 10% of time.
5. Performs other duties as assigned. 5% of time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, business, or relevant discipline from accredited college or university or equivalent with four years of related work experience; and two years management experience; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be substituted as appropriate.
PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in environmental science. Experience with writing grant proposals, negotiating contracts, and managing programmatic and budgetary aspects of grants and contracts. Experience providing technical assistance on environmental issues such as pollution prevention and sustainability to industrial companies. Familiarity with state and federal pollution prevention or related rules, regulations, and issues. Experience collecting and performing quality assurance on environmental data, especially pollution prevention data. Experience with pollution prevention measurement and data analysis. Experience coordinating conferences, workgroups, workshops and other meetings designed to promote pollution prevention or other environmental concepts. Must be self-motivated, highly organized, articulate, and possess excellent verbal and written communications skills. Experience in managing the work of others in a result-driven, collaborative environment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of a variety of industrial business practices and processes; state and federal pollution prevention environmental rules and regulations; computer usage; customer service principles; business terminology; spelling; and grammar; federal and state grants management; budget, project, and personnel management principles.
Skill in communicating effectively with internal and external customers verbally and in writing; presenting training curriculum in a practiced or extemporaneous manner to small and large audiences; analyzing data and information to determine proper outcomes; managing budgets and tracking revenue and expenditures; maintaining records in accordance with institutional paper and electronic file management requirements; leading multiple teams in a results-driven environment; coordinating or assigning work or others; complex problem solving, decision making, and planning; prioritizing workloads; interacting tactfully and professionally with clients, co-workers, and university staff; Microsoft Excel and Word; and database and computer systems interfaces.
Ability to sit, stand, bend, walk, and lift 25 lbs of equipment or paper documents or files; to move in and around personal work space and to and from other areas of the office or building using wheelchair or other aid, if necessary, to attend meetings, deliver/retrieve materials, conduct interviews, or other activities outside of personal work space; to use creative thinking to originate new methodologies, concepts, or programs, or to solve highly complex and unique problems impacting business processes; to communicate verbally with clients/customers to gather information &/or explain rules and regulations; to routinely record information such as draft correspondence, reports, documents, policies, and procedures, conduct interviews and record information, prepare case studies, or prepare other lengthy documents using handwritten or mechanical means; and to perform visual activities requiring prolonged attention to detail such as editing and proofreading.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Use of personal computer and standard office equipment. Usual indoor office environment. Travel frequently (i.e., weekly or monthly) for activities such as performing industrial site visits; conducting training, attending meetings or training, supervising the work of others, or other activities requiring travel under normal conditions.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.