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The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Program Manager is responsible for overseeing organizational budgets, annual operations plans, miscellaneous federal grant requests, and professional and

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Supervises administrative support staff by interviewing, recommending for hire, training, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating the performance of incumbents in the absence of the Executive Director. Provides staff support for Board meetings, including production of agendas, committee and team reports and informational reports on issues before the Board. Responsible for assisting staff with daily work, reviewing staff assignments and other issues in the absence of the Executive Director. Interprets agency administrative directives, policies, and procedures to ensure consistent application, provides information, assistance, and clarification to Interested parties and assists Executive Director in developing or revising agency directives, policies, and procedures. Negotiates and processes all necessary documents for professional and consultant services contracts and serves as liaison with contractors for the Independent evaluation of the TEA Program as required by statute. Monitors contracts, reviews all reports produced as part of the contracts and represents board at meetings of the Review Committee of the Legislative Council. Meets with state agency personnel, local and field office personnel, and local volunteers working with the TEA Coalitions regarding issues of interest to the Board. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to specialized program area. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of grants and contract administration. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to interpret and apply federal and state guidelines and regulations. Ability to develop, recommend, interpret, and apply program policies and procedures. Ability to coordinate program activities with agency personnel, legislators, volunteers, the general public, and program related state and federal agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field; plus three years of experience in specialized or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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