Reporting to the Associate Commissioner of Educator Leadership and Quality, this position performs highly advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance for the strategic operations and planning for the division. Responsibilities include supporting the Associate Commissioner in strategic operations of the division. Provides policy guidance, support and coordination. Duties and responsibilities include developing, reviewing and coordinating briefings, writing legislative reports, policy white papers, speeches and other policy related documents. Duties and responsibilities include developing talking points for legislative testimony, researching laws and rules and making cogent and appropriate recommendations to senior leadership. Attends meetings on behalf of the Associate Commissioner. Duties and responsibilities include participating in, summarizing, and communicating relevant information about the meetings attended which can include legislative hearings, stakeholder meetings and State Board of Education Certification and State Board of Education meetings and committee hearings. Facilitates critical initiatives and projects. Duties and responsibilities include collecting, analyzing, summarizing, sharing and distributing directives, policies, programs, guidance and support to the Associate Commissioner. Provides executive level managerial support to the Associate Commissioner. Duties and responsibilities include coordinating meetings and projects; facilitating questions; ensuring timely responses; and serving as a conduit for information and processes on behalf of the Associate Commissioner and and other agency leadership as appropriate. Performs related work as assigned. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university.
Experience: Five (5) years experience with minimal supervision in a highly responsible administrative office to include a minimum of three (3) years of education policy development and implementation experience. Combined management experience related to education policy within and outside state government preferred. Minimum of two (2) years state or federal legislative experience, preferred.
Substitution: Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):
Knowledge of: Federal and State education laws, rules, programs and current initiatives; Federal and State legislative processes and procedures; State of education issues, policies and trends in Texas; Impact of federal education policy on State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; prioritizing responsibilities; making effective decisions; solving problems efficiently; identifying and resolving conflicts in a timely and appropriate manner.
Ability to: Synthesize and intergrate information; work independently under pressure; and prioritize responsibilities.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Salary is dependent on qualifications.
Positions exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will earn compensatory time off rather than overtime for hours in excess of 40 per week. May be required to work hours other than 8 to 5. May be required to work weekends and holidays.
In accordance with applicable federal and state equal opportunity laws, it is TEA's policy that no person shall be excluded from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, or be denied any benefits or participation in any educational programs or activities which it operates on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status (except where age, sex, or disability constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration).
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires all new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. TEA does not sponsor H1-B work visas. Males, 18 to 25 years of age, are required to present proof of selective service registration (or exemption) prior to being employed by any state agency.
There is a 90-day waiting period for health insurance coverage and retirement contributions for new hires and re-hires.
This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
Texas Education Agency - 23 months ago