This position performs advanced managerial work as the project manager of the federally required assessment and accountability data produced by the Performing Reporting Division. Performs advanced managerial work overseeing the daily operations and activities of an agency's program(s). Monitors and meets federal reporting deadlines for all federal reports produced by the division. Reviews federal policy requirements and implements policy changes to coordinate state and federal data definitions. Oversees the public reporting requirements of the division, including report design, quality control, and documentation. Assists in the maintenance and creation of assessment and accountability datasets and data reporting systems, including the scope and structure of SAS datasets, web pages, and other public reporting of assessment and accountability information. Supervises the analyses and preparation of materials in response to requests for information, and other work as assigned. Provides technical assistance on assessment and accountability reporting. Oversees the Federal Reporting of assessment and accountability information. May represent the division at national meetings related to federal accountability and reporting. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works closely with division management to define project boundaries, timelines, and resources; and advises on the status and progress. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment and performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university.
Experience: Six (6) years experience in project management or equivalent experience managing or supervising professional or technical programming staff in planning, developing, and implementing projects. Prefer SAS programming language experience.
Substitution: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):
Knowledge of: And experience in project planning, goal setting, and time management while handling multiple projects; and experience in statistical or data reporting and in creating technical documentation; and experience with Texas public school education data and familiarity with the public school assessment and accountability systems preferred.
Skill in: Proficiency in the SAS programming language; Assuring the quality and accuracy of work produced by self and others; Must have experience with handling large data files; Attention to detail while handling multiple projects; Exhibiting a positive attitude and professional behavior to support colleagues in achieving division and agency goals.
Ability to: Meet critical deadlines; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with federal and state government, school district staff, and the public; Be detail-oriented; Work in a team environment.
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.