Performs advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning for the State Funding Division, which is responsible for the distribution of more than $18 billion annually in state funding for public education. Work involves establishing the strategic plan and goals and objectives of the division; developing policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating division's program activities; and reviewing and approving division administrative and program budgets. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.
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 with major course work in business administration, public administration, public finance, accounting, or other field relevant to assignment is required. Advanced degree is strongly preferred.
Experience: Six (6) years experience with state programs that deliver funding required. Experience with the FSP strongly preferred. Experience working with school district administrators, elected officials, and other policymakers required. Experience working with superintendents and school district business managers strongly preferred.
Travel: 5% required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):
Knowledge of: Local and state laws and regulations relevant to distributing state funds for programs and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
Skill in: Organizing and managing staff; in providing excellent customer service to a wide variety of customers; in the efficient use of resources; and in providing clear and concise oral and written communications appropriate to the audience being addressed.
Ability to: Direct and organize state funding program activities; to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare concise reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
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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 - 21 months ago