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Texas Facilities Commission Executive Director

Organization: Texas Facilities Commission
Date Posted: 2/14/2018
Date Needed: 2/14/2018
City: Austin
Location: Texas
Country: United States
Primary Category: Administration
Salary: $10,541.67 monthly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: > 10 years

Description & Details

The Texas Facilities Commission is seeking an experienced, established leader with a solid breadth of administrative and organizational management expertise to fill the Executive Director position located in Austin, Texas. Reporting to the Commissioners, the Executive Director provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the agency has the proper operational metrics, controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems in place to ensure operating efficiency, accountability and transparency in carrying out the mission of the agency.

With a preferred background as an architect or engineer, and with significant experience in construction project management, property management and physical plant operations, the Executive Director is responsible for providing overall direction and guidance in all programs, operations, administration, and strategic planning and implementation. The successful candidate will provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the agency has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and the systems in place to ensure operational efficiency and transparency.


The Executive Director has overall supervisory responsibility for all agency operations and plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. The Executive Director works with minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Executive Director will have a wide variety of roles and responsibilities, including (but not limited to) the following:

At the direction of the Commissioners, and in alignment with the agency’s mission, provides the day to day management, oversight and direction of agency operations and administration.
Coordinates and collaborates with the Commissioners and senior management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel in order to achieve the strategic, operational, and administrative objectives of the agency.
Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all internal and external operational processes; provides timely, accurate, competent and complete reports on the operating condition of the agency.
Identifies best practices and improves internal systems and operations in consideration of future needs and budget realities; initiates and oversees the development, communication, and implementation of innovative and efficient operational processes.
Provides direction, guidance and input to programmatic leadership on the implementation of the agency’s operations and strategic planning process.
Develops and implements an effective process for tracking and reporting on the implementation of the agency’s strategic plan and programmatic operations.
Reviews results of special investigations, internal audits, research studies, forecasts, and modeling exercises to provide direction and guidance.
Works closely with the internal audit function to timely identify and understand agency and operational risks, and to then act promptly and effectively in implementing corrective plans and strategies.
Reviews guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance.
Develops, reviews, approves budgets and leads the development of the agency’s Legislative Agenda and Legislative Appropriations Request.
Represents the agency at business meetings, federal, state and private entities and the general public to exchange information; hearings, trials, legislative sessions, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels and committees, and as otherwise directed by the Commissioners.
Advises the Commissioners on significant issues and proposed actions and makes policy recommendations.
Oversees and approves Commission agenda items, assuring that issues and solutions are properly defined, researched and presented in a timely manner.
Plans, assigns and supervises the work of others.
Performs related work as assigned.



Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university preferably with a degree in architecture or engineering. Major course work in business administration, finance, or a related field will also be viewed favorably. An alternative preference of a degree in business or public administration would be combined with extensive experience managing capital project programs and facility operations.
Ten (10) years of strong operational experience in construction project team management, management of facilities operations and planning, and/or physical plant operations. Public sector experience, especially in the design and construction services procurement experience, preferred.
Demonstrated experience in financial planning and budget management experience.
Experience and/or knowledge of and willingness to perform under a metrics driven evaluation of performance.
Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of experience.
Five (5) years of experience in a senior management position, preferred.

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