Program Supervisor VII (State Youth Programs Director)

Texas Military Department - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)4.0

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) administrative and supervisory program work for the Texas Military Department. Incumbent exercises senior executive level leadership, judgment, and initiative in planning, developing, and executing positive program performance and accomplishments of National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Programs and Department of Defense (DOD) Starbase Programs. Incumbent provides first line supervisory controls to program directors including setting performance standards, establishing work plans, evaluating performance and providing pay for performance recommendations. Reports to the Director, Joint Forces Headquarters-Texas J1 under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Represents The Adjutant General (TAG) of Texas and the National Guard in all matters relating to the National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP) and DOD Starbase Program, including serving as a member of special boards, committees, and study groups; as assigned by the National Guard Bureau (NGB).
  • Enforce Department of Defense (DOD) and NGB policies governing program operations and performance.
  • Develops policies and procedures required to accomplish program performance that comply with all state/federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that administrative and regulatory compliance requirements are executed soundly, effectively and efficiently by program directors within the state.
  • Synchronizes program requirements with private, local, state and federal activities to ensure program success.
  • Develops and implements goals, objectives and professional education material required to ensure program success.
  • Responsible for the morale, esprit-de-corps and conduct of assigned employees through exercise of senior level personnel supervision.
  • Recommends employment, promotion, discipline, awards, and dismissal of staff;
  • Provide budget guidance and facilitate agency, interagency, government and community relations.
  • Support the development of private sector support and resources for the NGYCP.
  • Represent and advocate for the NGYCP to the external public and the private sectors to promote a strong presence in the state.
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university is required.
  • Seven (7) years leadership experience in the military or with high school aged at-risk youth education programs is required.
  • Seven (7) years supervisory experience is required.
  • Military Command or managerial experience is preferred.
  • Previous Youth ChalleNGe Program experience is preferred.
  • Experience interacting with Texas Military Department (TMD) and National Guard command structure is preferred.
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations and school districts is preferred.
  • Additional years of full-time work experience in the military or with high school aged at-risk youth educations programs may substitute for required education on a year-per-year basis.
  • Valid driver's license is required. *If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. A satisfactory driving record is required for operating state or personal vehicles to conduct agency business.
  • Must be able to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Selected candidate must pass a federal security background investigation. The process includes a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and fingerprinting. New employees must complete and sign the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Form SF85.
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Texas Military Department participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization;
  • Upon hire with the State of Texas, males between the ages of 18 through 25 must provide proof of registration or exemption with the Selective Service. For further information, visit the Selective Service website at


Knowledge of
  • the principles and practices of public administration and management; and
  • local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the National Guard Youth Challenge program.
Skill in:
  • using a personal computer with Microsoft applications;
  • organizing and prioritizing multiple assignments; and
  • maintaining attention to detail while performing multiple assignments.
Ability to:
  • oversee program activities;
  • establish program goals and objectives;
  • devise solutions to administrative problems;
  • develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures;
  • prepare accurate and concise reports;
  • plan, assign and supervise the work of others; and
  • communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with cadets, subordinates, co-workers and management.
Work is typically performed in an office setting and will require frequent travel, including weekends.


If you qualify for a Veteran Employment Preference, it is mandatory that you provide the required documentation at the time of applying. Documentation must be provided before a Veteran Employment Preference can be granted.


Veteran – DD Form 214 or;
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who has not remarried - Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or;
Orphan of a Veteran who was killed during active duty – Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300

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Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the following fields or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply:

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