Natural Resources Program Manager

Manages, plans, organizes, and supervises the natural resources program, land acquisition and environmental compliance on Travis County park, preserve and other managed open space land. Responsible for management activities and supervision of the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan and Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCCP and BCP) and other natural resource management projects and programs.


Manages land acquisitions, reviews recommendations, negotiating terms and conditions. Oversees review of subdivision applications and provides technical analysis on open space acquisition and management. Supervises staff, conducts staff job performance evaluations, authorizes staff productive and non-productive work hours, and orients and trains staff. Provides leadership to program staff. Assigns work to staff, manages program and project priorities, deadlines, and assignment schedules. Serves as subject expert by advising Elected and Appointed Officials, department heads, County staff, general public and other agencies, and consultants on matters relevant to programs and projects. Provides technical analysis for programs or projects. Works with other local agencies.Directs programs activities, including internal and external infrastructure and ecological restoration, to maximize natural resource protection. Monitors and assists in the efforts to ensure project compliance with County and other applicable environmental regulations.Prepares and develops special reports on program status, annual budget, financial reports, annual work plan, and correspondence. Develops and makes recommendations. Assists in the development of short and long term plans for related programs and projects. Prepares methodology and designs for evaluating programs.Develops program cost estimates and monitors expenditures. Monitors annual budget expenditures. Reviews and authorizes budget expenditures for County projects. Generates projected expenditures.Serves as a liaison with and represents the County to advisory groups and local agencies, community and neighborhood groups, attends or addresses public hearings, boards and commissions, professional associations, and private companies. Consults and coordinates with representatives of regulatory agencies, special interest groups, the public, or department personnel on issues. Handles sensitive citizen inquires and complaints.Prepares and makes presentations related to regulations, policies, procedures, projects and programs, answers inquiries from a complex and broad spectrum of individuals and groups.Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Biology, Botany, Natural Resources, Business Administration or a directly related field AND five (5) years of experience in environmental and resource management activities, including two (2) years of mid- to senior level supervisory or management experience; OR, any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Preferred: Knowledge of central Texas flora and fauna, and applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws, rules, regulations and guidelines including the Federal Endangered Species Act. Knowledge of technical writing, project development and management, and budget preparation/analysis. Knowledge of and proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, GIS.

Department: Transportation & Natural Resources

Criminal, Driving, Education & Employment Background Check Required

$63,639 – $82,730 Annually


Austin, Texas
Travis County, TX
Human Resources