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, and may be extended if funding becomes available.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Department of Grant Compliance and Administration is responsible for the overall administration and implementation of the CARES Act and CRRSA Act stimulus funding. The Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANPS) Program Specialist works under general supervision to support the associate commissioner and provide complex consultative and technical assistance work for the agency’s EANS program. Work involves providing guidance, consultative and technical assistance to non-public schools, regional educational service centers, TEA staff, and/or other governmental agencies, while overseeing planning, monitoring compliance, and maintaining documentation to verify compliance for the assigned program(s) under the CRRSA Act.
Please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
- Collaborate and act as a liaison with other agencies, internal program staff, non-public schools, and regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) to provide guidance and provide technical assistance on statutory, agency, and program requirements; resolves problems, identifies training needs, and discusses program effectiveness.
- Oversees compliance monitoring activities to ensure programmatic compliance with requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and recommends corrective action as needed.
- Prepares administrative, compliance, and performance reports; provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new processes and procedures.
- Serve as the primary program resource/consultant for program grant.
- Assist the associate commissioner as assigned.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: At least 3 years of experience working in a field related to policy, government, and/or an educational program.
Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.
- Comprehension of federal and state laws, regulations, guidance, and agreements pertaining to grant administration
- Superior project and time management ability, including preparation of program and grant documentation and monitoring of program requirements for compliance
- Positive customer service attitude to find win-win resolutions to issues
- Self-motivation to research complex issues and develop solutions while working under minimal supervision
- Ability to break down, synthesize, and analyze complex information including laws, regulations, guidelines, and agreements
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills that convey complex information clearly, effectively, and appropriately with all levels of agency staff and external stakeholders
- Proficient in developing and delivering high-quality training materials and resources and facilitating effective and professional exchange of information related to program planning and implementation to key stakeholders
- Aptitude for thorough and timely review and proofreading of documents for clarity and compliance with various requirements and budgets to determine reasonableness, necessity, and allowability
- Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
- Demonstrated experience in the use of computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Smartsheet, Visio and online survey tools such as Qualtrics
- Ability to work as a contributing member of a team by establishing and maintaining positive effective working relationships with all levels of staff and with grantees
- A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
- Occasionally work more than 40 hours per week as required to meet deadlines
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.