MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
This position is funded through September 30, 2022 under the federal CARES Act grant. Continuation of the position beyond that date is contingent on available funding.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Grant Applications Administrator performs advanced (senior-level) computer systems analysis and database administration work for the Grants Administration Division. This individual is responsible for coordinating the planning and analysis of user requirements, procedures, and resolving problems to automate processing or to improve existing systems. The individual also would be responsible for the implementation of online grant management systems. This position will report to the division director.
Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Online Applications Administrator: Ensures web-based applications are accurately prepped and released in a timely manner; resolves all issues that arise with the system.
- IT Liaison: Serves as the division’s contact with internal IT staff; advises on and assists with changes and improvements to web-based applications and grant management systems.
- Survey and Reports Manager: Develops, launches, and monitors surveys, reports, and data collections for the Grants Administration Division under the direction of the division director.
- Grant Opportunities Web Posting: Serves as the primary manager for web postings related to grant opportunities; collaborates with division staff to ensure that web postings are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
- Grant Management System Administrator: Coordinates the implementation and development of division system interfaces.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; major course work in computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related discipline.
Experience: At least five (5) years of experience in systems analysis and database administration.
Substitutions: Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
- Experience with software development management processes and tools such as Jira, SharePoint; experience with querying databases (i.e., SQL Server DB).
- Knowledge of how web applications work, with experience in application configurations and testing.
- Ability to create, modify, and maintain accessible websites for the division; analyze web content for accessibility; and share TEA guidance and training on web accessibility standards.
- Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments. (Microsoft Office and O365 products).
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical information clearly, including conducting presentations to staff, customers, and stakeholders.
- Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once, meet deadlines, and create and maintain technical documentation.
- Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment.
- Demonstrated integrity and prowess to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information.
- Willingness and ability to work occasional overtime and/or a flexible schedule as needed to meet required deadlines.
- Detail-oriented and accustomed to follow up to ensure user satisfaction, with experience troubleshooting issues and providing first-level support to end users.
- Ability to work in a cube environment with potential for significant auditory distractions.
- A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve.
- Capacity to learn new concepts and skills; self-direct learning; conduct research; problem-solve; and make effective decisions.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
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This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.