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).
SUMMARY OF POSITION
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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential elements of this job include but are not necessarily limited to the following performance measures:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
Appropriate driver’s license or available alternate means of transportation.