The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Research Program Coordinator

Hiring department LBJ Public Affairs
Monthly salary $4,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-03-01-9728
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin, TX (off-campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To perform advanced programmatic management of environmental activities along the US-Mexico border and to administer relevant contracts and grants in support of the Border Affairs Program at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Essential Functions

Oversees financial management of all program activities. Assists TCEQ in the development and management of the programmatic operating budget. Ensures appropriate use of funds by reviewing invoices, fiscal data, and eligibility determinations for compliance with terms of contract and policies. Prepares financial reports as needed. Ensures timely payment of invoices to contractors. Assists TCEQ in the management and tracking of federal funds under the Performance Partnership Grant/U.S. - Mexico Border Grant, about one million dollars per fiscal year. Prepares grant application requests, review amendments, conducts quarterly reconciliations, performs both major and minor revisions, and drafts periodic reports. Ensures adherence to state match requirements both within the agency and externally with contractors. In consultation with TCEQ and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), coordinates and develops the binational Border 2020 environmental program and other cross-border cooperative efforts. Coordinates negotiations and collaborative work with the neighboring states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Chihuahua; this includes coordination with programmatic experts and upper level management from TCEQ, EPA, SEMARNAT (Mexico's EPA equivalent), state agencies in Texas and Mexico, local governments, and universities, and other stakeholders. Prepares strategic actions plans and other reports in English and Spanish. Provides recommendations to EPA on setting national guidelines and procedures. Develops program contracts and amendments, about one million dollars per fiscal year. Identifies provider resources, describes services to be rendered, evaluates information supplied by bidders, and develops contract specifications, renewals and amendments. Serves as a liaison with contract providers to ensure participation is consistent with program, legal, and fiscal requirements. Performs special projects as assigned, including: the development of a website for the Joint Advisory Committee for the Improvement of Air Quality in the Juarez/El Paso/Dona County Air Basin, periodic maintenance of TCEQ Border Program web pages, and the organization of an annual staff retreat. Assists in the hiring and supervision of interns at the TCEQ. Attends conferences, workshops, and meetings on border environmental issues. Assists with editing and translation of documents in English and Spanish. Conducts research and drafts reports on legislation and border region projects, such as those on providing water and sewer service to economically distressed areas in Texas.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field. A combination of five years of experience administering or coordinating a program. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in a related field. Use of Spanish language in a professional capacity, such as in the administration of a program. Experience managing contracts and strategic planning for programs. Demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing in English and Spanish.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Occasional travel may be required. Extended work hours may be required.

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