Under the direction of the CO-OP Grants Manager, the CO-OP Grant Coordinator is responsible for administering Community Outdoor Outreach Program grants with State funds. This position performs advanced (senior-level) grant development, coordination, and administration work. Work involves all phases of the grant process including application review, grant award, active project management, and close out. Provides technical assistance, develops complex reports for grant data; and evaluates all aspects of the program to ensure they follow State law. Works with governments, community organizations, and across Division lines within Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for review and approval of all new projects. Provides outreach to promote grant opportunities and ensure applicants align with grant intent. Completes special projects and performs additional duties as assigned. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules, and safety procedures;
Required to travel 10% with possible overnight stays;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
Three years experience in outdoor recreation programs, environmental education programs, or conservation programs.
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required license.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree may substitute for one year of the required experience in outdoor recreation programs, environmental education programs, or conservation programs.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Education, Parks and Recreation, Public Administration, or a closely related field.
Experience in diversity-related programs and initiatives;
Five years experience in outdoor recreation programs, environmental education programs, or conservation programs;
Experience in government grant administration.
Current grants management certification.
Knowledge of environmental education, outdoor recreation, and conservation programming;
Knowledge of diversity-related programs and initiatives;
Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to grants administration;
Knowledge of research and budgeting processes;
Knowledge of business administration principles and practices, including financial management and accounting;
Knowledge of program planning and development;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;
Skill in writing, reviewing, and editing complex documents and reports;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook;
Skill in evaluating the effectiveness of mission-related projects;
Skill in grant preparation, development, evaluation, and monitoring;
Skill in budget development and monitoring;
Ability to exercise sound judgement when making critical decisions;
Ability to plan, organize, and conduct workshops and presentations for diverse audiences;
Ability to evaluate progress on deliverables and develop plans to address identified issues;
Ability to provide technical guidance in grant writing and management procedures;
Ability to uniformly and consistently interpret and enforce rules and regulations for State and Federal laws;
Ability to manage workload to accommodate multiple projects and changing priorities;
Ability to speak publicly;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to resolve problems in highly technical and administrative situations;
Ability to meet deadlines;
Ability to apply requirements and monitor compliance in the administration of State Grants;
Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;
Ability to interpret guidelines, policies, procedures, and regulations;
Ability to evaluate contracts;
Ability to evaluate fiscal reasonableness, necessity, and conformity with grant requirements;
Ability to communicate effectively;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
TPWD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown’ for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of a college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit, https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY CODES can be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you choose to claim veteran’s employment preference including surviving spouse or orphan of a veteran as outlined by the State of Texas, you must attach a DD214 at the time your application is submitted. If you have questions regarding this requirement, please visit our Veteran’s Hiring Reference page at https://tpwd.texas.gov/job/veterans/
FOR NEW HIRES/REHIRES: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.
TO APPLY: Application must be completed at: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en