Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Website Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Executive Director – Job Posting Number: 18207
Annual Salary: Up to $211,415
Post Date: 04/13/2018
Close Date: 04/27/2018
Section/Division: Executive Office
Work Location: 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, Texas

Job Description:
Under the direction of three full time Commissioners, the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality (TCEQ) manages the overall operations of the agency. Along with the oversight responsibilities
of TCEQ day-to-day operations, the Executive Director is also charged with responsibilities that include implementing
Commission policies and legislation, making recommendations to the Commissioners regarding contested permitting
and enforcement matters, approving uncontested permit applications and registrations and developing the agency’s
strategic plan and annual budget. Further, the Executive Director ensures agency support to other state and federal
programs where the TCEQ should be involved.
Essential Functions:
Provides overall guidance, direction, coordination, and review to all operating elements of the agency. Provides
leadership in conceptualizing the agency’s strategic plan and its integration with the budget process. Provides for the
development and dissemination of appropriate operating systems and procedures, and provides guidance in
application of sound principles of management and program performance. Effectively communicates the vision
of the agency to advocacy groups, community officials, the regulated community, and other members of the public.
Develops operational policy for approval and the implementation of instructions and regulations governing the
agency’s statewide operations. Selects, manages, and develops staff through review of performance data,
conferences, training, and performance appraisals. Establishes necessary methods of regional administration for
efficiently carrying out the administration of agency programs. Evaluates the effectiveness of operations, the
suitability of existing policies and takes necessary action to correct failure and deficiencies in operation or in
services provided. Takes positive steps to conduct the necessary coordination of agency programs with federal,
other state and local agencies, and to cooperate with agencies and governments in carrying out the purposes and
goals of environmental protection programs. Makes presentations to legislative committees regarding the agency
budget and programs. Provides the Commissioners information, and overall assistance relative to administrative
issues, policies, procedures and other matters which require their input and direction.
Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university.
A significantly high level of executive management experience in a multi-media organization.
A minimum of five (5) years in the field of environmental strategies and regulations.
Knowledge of, and experience with environmental laws and regulations including permitting, enforcement and
rulemaking.
Experience working for a regulatory or regulated entity.
Experience working with legislative procedures and protocols.
Demonstrated decision making ability and demonstrated ability to manage a large and complex organization.
Ability to work with the Legislature, the State Executive Branch and federal, state, and local entities.
Ability to manage policy issues/decisions.
Ability to work with diverse interests/stakeholders.
Strong interpersonal and managerial skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Preferred Requirements:
State government experience.
Private sector experience.
Experience working under a board or commission.
Experience and familiarity with Texas.
Experience managing a multi-million dollar budget.
Experience working with other state and federal agencies.
Condition of Employment:
TCEQ conducts criminal history records searches on candidates selected for posted vacancies.
Special Instructions:
For more information about this posting, please contact Michele Rockelein, Human Resources and Staff
Services at 512/239-2351.

For more information, please contact jobs@tceq.texas.gov

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