Transportation & Natural Resources County Executive

County of Travis, TX

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $133,996 - $174,195.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 1,024,266
  • Website:
  • Where: PO Box 1748n, Austin, TX
  • Form of Government: County commission

Post Date: Mar 8 2018

Deadline: Mar 26 2018


Reporting to the Travis County Commissioners Court, the County Executive for Transportation and Natural Resources the ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively with other Travis County Executives to achieve the goals and objectives of the Court. Provides executive direction and manages a broad range of functions relating to infrastructure within the unincorporated areas of a metropolitan, Texas county, including roads, bridges, parks, open space, endangered species preserves, indigent cemeteries, and closed landfills. Directs work related to comprehensive urban planning and the regulation of land development, solid waste siting, on-site sewage, and storm water management, and environmental programs. Manages the purchase and maintenance of the county's fleet.

A proven leader that embodies 1) Equity, Fairness and Respect; 2) Financial Sustainability; 3) Operational Excellence and 4) Leads Innovation in day to day practices that have positively shaped organizational culture.

Oversees the development of programs that increase efficiency, effectiveness and long-range planning. Directs the planning, financial, and administrative functions of the department. Oversees a diverse work force of over 400 employees and supervises a senior management team. Develops and interprets policy and procedures. Interacts with constituents and other governmental entities. Sets the standards for best management practices. Provides demand-responsive support to the Commissioners Court on complex issues, and manages multiple departments through senior administrators to ensure completion of performance mission and objectives in compliance with multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets.

Areas of management include:
•County Infrastructure: public works, roads, bridges, drainage, right of way, parks, open spaces, preserves, cemetery, and maintenance of closed landfills.
•Comprehensive Planning, Regulation and Enforcement: subdivisions and land development review and permitting, onsite sewage, floodplain management, landfill siting.
•Natural Resource Management: air quality, water quality, storm water management, endangered species preservation, solid waste policy and recycling.
•Countywide Fleet Purchases and Maintenance: law enforcement, vehicles, heavy equipment, and fuel management.
•Real estate, engineering, land surveying, project management, financial and budgeting, urban planning, environmental analysis, land management, human resource management, and program administration.

For consideration, candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, or a field directly related to one or more of the functional areas assigned, AND a minimum of eight (8) years of professional management and leadership experience in position(s) of a similar scope and responsibilities, to include Capital Improvement Programs, Regulatory Programs, and/or Natural Resource Protection and Preservation Programs at the executive level of state and local government, or public sector management/administration;

Five (5) years combined senior professional management and leadership experience at the executive level of state or local government, or public sector management/administration, including supervision of managerial and professional level work activities with responsibility for developing, implementing, and managing goals and objectives with significant organizational impact; developing work plans and/or strategic plan, and developing operating and capital budgets.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications and also possess a Master's Degree (preferred) in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration or a directly related field to one or more of the functional areas; or a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or related design professional authorized to practice is preferred are encouraged to apply.
A complete employment application, resume, cover letter and three (3) professional references are required. Candidates may submit an application for consideration at Travis County's website: www.TravisCountyJobs.Org Criminal, Education and Employment Background Check Required. A Financial Disclosure Form is required upon acceptance of an offer.