Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, plus six (6) years of experience in a related field.
Master's degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.
Related experience may substitute for education up to four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
Notes to Applicants
This position will serve as a Point of Contact for the Interdepartmental Homeless Encampment Program (IHEMP) being led by Watershed Protection Department. Responsibilities include management of the external cleanup contract at WPD lands across COA, including site visits, notifications, documentation, reporting, performance metrics, payment and invoicing coordination with multiple City departments including Austin Police Department, Parks & Recreation Department, Public Works, and Austin Public Health. Coordinate and interface with multiple internal and external stake holders including Law Department, City Manager’s office, Homeless Strategy Office, Mayor and Council. Arrange and coordinate Mental Health First Aid training for Watershed Protection Department and contract staff that touch base with individuals experiencing homelessness. Continuous community outreach, engagement and media contact.
If you are selected for this position and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.
When completing the City of Austin Employment Application:
- Include details on the application of prior or current work history with the City of Austin.
- A resume must be submitted with the employment application but does not substitute for a complete employment application.
- A detailed and complete employment application will help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.
- Include details on the application of any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications and relevant experience. Provide each job title and employment dates for all jobs on the application. Your work history should include the duties you performed, and any heavy equipment and computer software used.
- Work history must include the month and year of employment and whether it was full or part-time work.
- Resume should include, any relevant work history on the resume must be reflected in the employment application.
A cover letter and resume must be submitted in order to be considered for this position.
Must be able to work in various types of weather conditions and terrains (e.g. conducting field work/site visits/surveys).
Education verification will be conducted on the top candidate. Job Offer is contingent on passing a Criminal Background Investigation.
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm.
Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Watershed Protection
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Location One Texas Center 505 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX
Prior experience managing contracts related to encampment cleanups.
Prior work experience working with large interdisciplinary groups
Prior experience preparing reports, presenting to stakeholders and community engagement
Knowledge and competencies in using graphical programs and related tools
Ability to travel to more than one work location.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1.Serve as coordinator or liaison for interdepartmental and interagency issues and projects.
2.Communicate project and program information to internal and external customers.
3.Assist in management or resolution of interdepartmental and interagency conflicts.
4.Facilitate closure of litigated cases.
5.Negotiate permit and/or plan revisions with project engineers and contractors.
6.Develop/establish service agreements with other programs, departments and agencies.
7.Develop and manage contracts.
8.Manage and review environmental remediation plans.
9.Provide technical advice and assistance to City management, staff, contractors, and businesses.
10.Evaluate projects, programs and criteria.
11.Assist in the development and adoption of new City Code regulations, policies and procedures.
12.Assist in development of new/revised interdepartmental or interagency protocol or procedures.
13.Review, evaluate and recommend revisions to City Code, rules, policies and legislative bills.
14.Review, evaluate and recommend revisions to technical reports, studies and contract documents.
15.Review site plans, environmental site assessments and stormwater/effluent discharge proposals.
16.Evaluate existing conditions, collect samples, interpret sampling data, and develop corrective action plans.
17.Educate and conduct presentations to public.
18.Assist in the development of short and long range plans.
19.Prepare written reports, memoranda, letters, RFP/RFQ/IFBs and Standard Operation
20.Assist in the development and monitoring of budgets.
21.Attend City Council, Board, Commission Meetings, etc. as a City/Department staff representative.
22.Respond to requests from the media.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.
Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedures.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to train others.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
Information For City Employees:
If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.