Environmental Conservation Division Manager

  • Austin Water
  • Reicher Ranch, 3621 RR 620 South, Austin, TX 78738
  • Jun 24, 2021
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental & Energy Law Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wildland and Forest Fire Control Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Pay Range:    $39.72 – $52.62 per hour, Commensurate

Location:  Reicher Ranch, 3621 RR 620 South, Austin, TX 78738

Hours:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Ability to attend meetings outside business hours as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning or related field, plus five (5) years of related supervisory/management experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience developing strategic direction, managing tactical execution, and providing formal supervision for teams performing tasks related to wildlife or water quality protection through land management practices
  • Experience with local, state and federal regulations, programs and industry practices related to Land Management, Water Quality Protection, Endangered Species Protection, Fire Management and habitat conservation plans
  • Experience managing public land such as state parks or wilderness areas, including experience with rural roads, fences, wells, facilities public access, and land-related issues such as existing or proposed easements and encroachments
  • Experience working in a political environment and defending potentially unpopular positions with boards and commissions, elected officials, citizens, and the media
  • Experienced community educator on relevant division issues
  • Demonstrated financial expertise to include fiscal planning, budget management, capital improvement project planning and oversight, and contract management experience
  • Experience providing legislative support and acting as spokesperson for media and press inquiries
  • Experience acting in a consultative role to various stakeholders including executive teams, councils, commissions, boards, government agencies and other city departments, as well as other citizen groups
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location


Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities

  1. Direct the programs/projects/activities of the division/section
  2. Prepare and monitors division/section budget
  3. Set division policy and ensure division is aligned with Department goals
  4. Oversee/perform contract development, preparation, and monitoring
  5. Perform economic forecasting and evaluation of division/section related programs
  6. Prepares financial summaries/reports for management review
  7. Develop/establish goals and priorities for departmental programs
  8. Provide review of and/or prepare technical reports
  9. Conduct needs assessment studies
  10. Perform supervisory duties i.e., hiring, promoting, disciplinary actions, performance evaluations, etc.
  11. Evaluate program operations for effectiveness and efficiency to include workforce utilization
  12. Ensure compliance with federal, state, and city codes, ordinances and regulations
  13. Enforce quality assurance/quality control initiatives
  14. Serve as member of and/or coordinate with various boards, commissions, etc.
  15. Provide technical advice and assistance to citizens, City Management, contractors, etc.
  16. Perform short term, long term planning

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Hire employees
Recommend termination when necessary
Perform disciplinary actions when required
Administer Success Strategy Performance Reviews (SSPR’s)
Conduct employee evaluations
Establish expectations and counsel employees on their performance
Train or arrange for training of employees as applicable
Utilize available methods of reward and recognition whenever possible
Monitor attendance, approve timesheets and requests for time off


To see additional details and to apply for this position, please visit the City’s career site at: http://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/88480

Job Level



Government- Local/Regional


$39.72 - $52.62

Listing Logo