Job Description Under the direction of three full time Commissioners, the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) manages the overall operations of the agency. Along with the oversight responsibilities of TCEQ day-to-day operations, the Executive Director is also charged with responsibilities that include implementing Commission policies and legislation, making recommendations to the Commissioners regarding contested permitting and enforcement matters, approving uncontested permit applications and registrations and developing the agency s strategic plan and annual budget. Further, the Executive Director ensures agency support to other state and federal programs where the TCEQ should be involved. Essential Functions: Provides overall guidance, direction, coordination, and review to all operating elements of the agency. Provides leadership in conceptualizing the agency s strategic plan and its integration with the budget process. Provides for the development and dissemination of appropriate operating systems and procedures, and provides guidance in application of sound principles of management and program performance. Effectively communicates the vision of the agency to advocacy groups, community officials, the regulated community, and other members of the public. Develops operational policy for approval and the implementation of instructions and regulations governing the agency s statewide operations. Selects, manages, and develops staff through review of performance data, conferences, training, and performance appraisals. Establishes necessary methods of regional administration for efficiently carrying out the administration of agency programs. Evaluates the effectiveness of operations, the suitability of existing policies and takes necessary action to correct failure and deficiencies in operation or in services provided. Takes positive steps to conduct the necessary coordination of agency programs with federal, other state and local agencies, and to cooperate with agencies and governments in carrying out the purposes and goals of environmental protection programs. Makes presentations to legislative committees regarding the agency budget and programs. Provides the Commissioners information, and overall assistance relative to administrative issues, policies, procedures and other matters which require their input and direction. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university. A significantly high level of executive management experience in a multi-media organization. A minimum of five (5) years in the field of environmental strategies and regulations. Knowledge of, and experience with environmental laws and regulations including permitting, enforcement and rulemaking. Experience working for a regulatory or regulated entity. Experience working with legislative procedures and protocols. Demonstrated decision making ability and demonstrated ability to manage a large and complex organization. Ability to work with the Legislature, the State Executive Branch and federal, state, and local entities. Ability to manage policy issues/decisions. Ability to work with diverse interests/stakeholders. Strong interpersonal and managerial skills. Excellent communication skills. Preferred Requirements: State government experience. Private sector experience. Experience working under a board or c sion. Experience and familiarity with Texas. Experience managing a multi-million dollar budget. Experience working with other state and federal agencies. Condition of Employment: TCEQ conducts criminal history records searches on candidates selected for posted vacancies. Special Instructions: For more information about this posting, please contact Michele Rockelein, Human Resources and Staff Services at 512/239-2351.