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Regional Services Specialist

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Employment Opportunities

Texoma Council of Governments is accepting applications for Regional Services Specialist in our Regional Services Department.


The Regional Services Department of Texoma Council of Governments using local resources to enhance economic opportunities while improving social conditions in a sustainable way.  In addition to regional development projects, Regional Services also provides oversight of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) grant program.   The MSW Program provides funding and technical assistance to regional, city, and county governments, school districts, and law enforcement districts within Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties for local projects that promote Household Hazardous Waste management, combat illegal dumping, promote source reduction and recycling, reduce the amount of waste introduced to local landfills, and support the implementation of the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (RSWMP).


The Regional Services Specialist exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of a variety of technical, analytical, and administrative work related to assigned programs within the departmental framework of the COG. Duties include planning, organizing, and implementing fiscal and program operations, as well as working in coordination with other COG programs as necessary.

SALARY:  Starting at $42,244


  1. Reports to: GIS & Planning Program Manager
  2. Directs: May direct interns assigned to programs or projects
  3. Other: Collaborate with COG staff; federal, state, and local agencies and officials; COG Governing Body; Executive Director; and the general public.


The essential elements of this job include but are not necessarily limited to the following performance measures:

  1. Manage the Municipal Solid Waste grant, including regional household hazardous waste events, education and outreach activities (school and community presentations), and maintenance of all grant-related reports and budgets.
  2. Recruit and manage the Natural Resources Advisory Committee.
  3. Implement, update, distribute, and maintain the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan RSWMP Volume I, Volume II, and the Closed Landfill Inventory.
  4. Administer grant-funded activities, fiscal oversight of pass-through grants, and reporting to TCEQ as required.
  5. Evaluate results of assigned projects.
  6. Travel to cities, counties, and agencies throughout the Texoma COG region to provide planning and technical assistance.
  7. Review Municipal Solid Waste facility permits and registration applications for conformance with the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan.
  8. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of local, state, and federal guidelines and policies governing assigned projects and programs.
  9. Assist in the creation of written documents prepared by the department, including plans, fact sheets and flyers.
  10. Coordinate, schedule, and attend various meetings and seminars and make presentations related to state and federal programs, COG programs and/or other detailed or highly technical information;
  11. Coordinate assigned program activities with other COG departments and may serve as liaison to various committees, governmental agencies, local officials and community and private sector organizations;
  12. Provide programmatic and technical assistance, as requested by or required by subcontractors and local governments, to coordinate services and meet contract compliance;
  13. Assist in identifying/pursuing funding opportunities by providing consultation and expert advice to management;
  14. May coordinate activities of interns and/or volunteers as necessary.
  15. Maintain current general knowledge of Texoma COG activities and represent the COG in daily work assignments
  16. Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops as needed.
  17. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.


Must develop knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations related to assigned programs; sound budgetary practices; and common research techniques. Must be able to understand, apply and communicate rules, regulations and guidelines prepared by state and federal agencies relating to assigned programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, program participants, service providers, and the general public; demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral communication; exhibit excellent computer skills including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment; analyze and interpret data; and identify problems and provide solutions. Must be able to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and maintain a positive attitude. Must have capacity to work in a multi-task work environment, either independently or as part of a team.


Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, public affairs, finance, business or a related field plus at least two years of experience in economic or community development is preferred. Exposure to basic GIS mapping is a plus. An equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position may be considered in lieu of degree.


Appropriate driver’s license or available alternate means of transportation.