24-93 - Executive Administrator

Texas Water Development Board

Austin, TX United States

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Texas Water Development Board’s Mission - Leading the state’s efforts in ensuring a secure water future for Texas. 


The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) endorses telecommuting and hybrid workplace plans, in addition to other flexible work alternatives. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! For more information about our employee benefits and more, visit http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/benefits.asp.


The Texas Water Development Board does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities. 


***Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications***



Under the direction of three full-time Board Members, the Executive Administrator (EA) of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) manages the overall operations of the agency. The EA operates within the framework established by the Texas Legislature and governing board for the management of the agency’s statewide water financing, data collection, and planning responsibilities. The EA directs the daily operations of the TWDB’s programs including numerous and diverse programs in water-related project construction activities, financing of water infrastructure projects, scientific research, data collection and dissemination, hydrologic and environmental analysis, water supply planning, flood planning, and water policy development. The EA also ensures the timely and successful implementation of new programs as enacted by the legislative process and as directed by the governing board. The responsibilities of the EA include implementation of TWDB programs in an efficient and effective manner through the development of long-range goals, metrics, annual objectives, operating budgets, implementation of the agency’s strategic plan, meeting performance measures, proposals for legislation and biennial appropriations, appearing before legislative committees and other groups interested in Board issues, working with stakeholders as needed to achieve objectives, and performing other duties assigned by the governing board. Provides, as often as necessary, information to the governing board regarding responsibilities. Work requires extensive contact and communication with public and private high-level executives and officials and the public at large. Further, the EA engages with other state and federal agencies and other relevant entities.

Working Conditions

  • Considerable statewide travel
  • Occasional out-of-state travel
  • Work on weekends/holidays, and outside normal 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedule, as needed.


  • Provides overall guidance, direction, coordination, and review of all operating elements of the agency.
  • Understands and implements a high level of fiduciary responsibility in the management of TWDB’s financing activities, including the issuance and purchase of municipal securities.
  • Effectively communicates the vision and status of the agency to state officials, community officials, regional water planning groups, advocacy groups, and other members of the public.
  • Actively communicates and engages with the governing board concerning agency activities.
  • Provides recommendations, reports, and information to the governing board.
  • Provides active management and sound oversight of scientific analysis, studies, and engineering reviews of projects or planning functions under review by the TWDB.
  • Directs the successful implementation of the TWDB’s programs, including safeguarding and enhancing the short-term and long-term viability of the TWDB's financing programs.
  • Administers the issuance of financial assistance to municipalities, to include bonds, loans, grants, and appropriated funds.
  • Shapes TWDB’s culture by adhering to organizational core values.
  • Selects, manages, and develops staff through review of performance data, conferences, training, and performance appraisals. 
  • 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.
  • Maximizes efficiencies in the use of budgets appropriated by the Texas Legislature in support of the planning, science and technical assistance, and financing programs administered by the TWDB.
  • 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 the TWDB.
  • Ensures fiscally prudent funds management.
  • Establishes and maintains schedules for timely completion of critical projects.
  • Develops metrics and provides regular updates to the governing board on agency performance.
  • Represents the TWDB before the Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Legislature, and other entities, both public and private.
  • May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Fifteen years of progressively responsible professional work experience relevant to posted duties, and
  • Experience working with the Legislature, the State Executive Branch, or federal, state, or local entities.
  • Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Graduate degree or professional license such as a Certified Public Accountant, or Professional Engineer.
  • Significant executive management experience.
  • Experience in water resources management, water supply, and water management strategies or regulations.   
  • Experience in finance administration or governmental finance.
  • Experience working closely and communicating with a governing board or commission concerning organization’s activities.
  • Experience evaluating effectiveness of operations and implementing necessary changes to correct deficiencies.
  • Experience managing a large and complex organization.


  • Knowledge of Texas state government and state agency management.
  • Knowledge of the major issues facing Texas regarding water infrastructure financing and water resource management.
  • Knowledge of modern management practices and application in a service setting.
  • Skills in negotiating and arriving at a consensus in the face of competing interests.
  • Skills in budget preparation, justification, and administration.
  • Ability to create productive working relationships with a broad range of public entities, interest groups, and various governmental entities.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas, opinions, and decisions both verbally and in writing.
Experience Level
Executive (10+ years)
AICP Level
Environmental and Natural Resources Planning
Salary Range
$16,000.00 - $17,452.75 (Monthly)

Contact Information

Human Resources
1700 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX
United States
Resource URL
(512) 475-2142