TCEQ – Director V (00015129) , Office of Compliance & Enforcement



Primary Location: Texas-Austin

Work Locations:

Headquarters (582-HQAUS)

12100 Park 35 Circle

 Austin 78753

Job: Management

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

State Job Code: 1624

Salary Admin Plan: B

Grade: 30

Salary (Pay Basis): 8,469.16 – 11,552.19 (Monthly)

Number of Openings: 1

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Posting: Jun 4, 2021, 2:34:53 PM

Closing Date: Jun 18, 2021, 9:59:00 PM


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is a dynamic state agency with over 2000 employees throughout the State of Texas.  The Office of Compliance and Enforcement (OCE) is responsible for overseeing the agency’s 16 regional offices, as well as divisions responsible for monitoring air quality, overseeing critical infrastructure, providing small business assistance, and enforcing the state’s environmental laws.  As one of the largest environmental agencies in the world, the TCEQ and its employees are dedicated to fulfilling the agency’s mission of protecting our State’s public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development.  Every day, employees in OCE are on the front lines of ensuring our agency’s goal of clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.  The work is exciting, and our employees each provide meaningful contributions to environmental protection in Texas. If you are committed to these goals, want to work on important and diverse environmental issues, make a difference, and serve the public, then we want you in OCE.  TCEQ employees enjoy excellent benefits ( along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of Texans.

For this position, OCE is seeking a Deputy Director who directs the staff and resources of the Program Support and Environmental Assistance Division of the Office of Compliance & Enforcement (OCE) of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Directs staff activities related to providing confidential compliance assistance on air, water, and waste regulations to small businesses and small local governments and educating the public and regulated community on rules, TCEQ processes, and environmental issues. Directs staff activities related to providing technical support to Area/Region staff, OCE Divisions, and other internal and external customers, facilitate programmatic coordination across areas and regions, oversee the development of annual regional work plan, implement processes to coordinate operations across all regions and areas. Directs staff activities related to data management and reporting, and OCE training. Tracks and communicates organizational performance metrics. Participates in evaluating new initiatives (federal or state) and proposed legislation as it impacts OCE Areas and agency operations. Contributes to the agency strategic planning process and participates in agency rulemaking. Ensures implementation of agency initiatives, policies, and procedures. Monitors and reports on EPA, regulatory, and Legislative Budget Board commitments related to division program areas and regional activities. Represents OCE in meetings and public functions to provide information and promote coordination with all internal and external customers. Provides oversight of OCE responses to public information requests (PIRs) and legislative and media requests. Supervises staff involvement and interaction with the Environmental Protection Agency. Serves as division contact to the Agency Records Management program concerning records retention, storage, access, and destruction. Develops and oversees division budget, ensuring responsible use of resources and working toward cost containment. Directs staff activities related to grants and contract management and purchasing. Oversees OCE Performance Partnerships Grants (PPG). Completes personnel management functions to include interviewing, selecting, developing staff, performance management, etc.; and ensures compliance with employment laws, agency policies/procedures, and goals.

This position is also available as a lateral transfer opportunity to employees within the Director state classification. The selected candidate must meet the minimum qualifications of the corresponding job in the Director V series.


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Special Requirements:

Moving up to 10 pounds of documents, files and boxes.

Traveling up to 20% of the time.

The agency will review the applicant’s driving history in connection with the use of a vehicle in the performance of the job.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to assignment (COPY OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION).

OR Experience in the management of a business function, division, or department to include professional management experience where primary duties consists of planning organizing, controlling, and directing the work of an organization or formal subdivision, or team.

OR Experience as a special assistant to a TCEQ director or deputy director developing management policies and directing/evaluating operations.

Condition of Employment:

TCEQ will verify Selective Service registration for males born on or after January 1, 1960. If exempt from Selective Service registration selected candidate must provide proof of exemption on first day of employment. Offers of employment are contingent on the candidate having legal authorization to work for the TCEQ. TCEQ will conduct a criminal history records search on candidates selected for posted vacancies. Only applicants who are interviewed will receive written non-select notification.

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