Possibly something for someone looking to come ashore



[B]Job Requisition: 021847
[B]Business Unit: Maritime Division
[B]Opening Date: 02/05/2014
[B]Close Date: Open Until Filled

[B]Salary: $ 5,671.16 - 9,357.33 PER MONTH
[B]Business Title: N860 / Maritime Plan & Strat Sect Dir
[B]Classification Title: Director I
[B]Salary Group/Class: B26 / 1620

[B]Work Location Address:
125 E 11TH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 787012483[B]Number of Openings:[/B] 1
[B]Type of Employment:[/B] Regular - Full-Time
[B]Type of Driver’s License Required:[/B] Class C
[B]Travel(Overnight):[/B] 25%
[B]Shifts:[/B] FIRST
You are encouraged to apply on-line at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/careers/apply.html. When applying on-line, you will need to add this Job Requisition to your job basket. You may also apply at any Texas Department of Transportation HR & Employment Offices, between the hours of 8am and 5pm.[B] If you elect to apply using a paper application, the department will only accept a completed State of Texas Application for Employment. For each Summary of Work Experience listed, only three quarters of a page of text will be considered[/B].
Applicable information must be submitted on or before the closing date. Faxed applications are not accepted. Human Resources Office Telephone: 512/416-2993.
If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Develops and oversees programs and projects, strategic planning, and the direction of Maritime Division operations. Coordinates the implementation of federal and state funded programs. Develops policies, procedures, staffing and funding requirements to execute division programs. Reports to the Director of Maritime Division. Work requires extensive contact with high-level executives, governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product. Extensive overnight travel is required.[B]MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS[/B]

[B]Education and Experience[/B]
Bachelor’s degree in planning, government, engineering, public or business administration, or a related fieldplus five (5) years responsible professional transportation experience. Graduate level education in the above degree areas may be substituted for professional experience on a year per year basis. Must have three (3) years demonstrated managerial/supervisory experience. (Experience requirements may be satisfied by full -time experience or the prorated part-time equivalent.)

The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See “Education Verification” on Careers page for information on verifying degrees.

Extensive knowledge of
Marine transportation planning and development principles and practices
Applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations specific to area of responsibility for safeguarding people and property free from danger, injury, liability or damage

Thorough knowledge of
Program/Project planning development, implementation and evaluation

Considerable knowledge of
Waterway operations
Seaport operations

Expert skill in
Communicating vision, developing an organization and directing an organization
Directing and establishing objectives; clarifying roles and responsibilities through individual performance plans; monitoring and measuring performance against goals; evaluating results and making necessary adjustments to meet deadlines
Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
Interpreting and analyzing legislation, rules and regulations

Proficient skill in
Researching, analyzing, interpreting and composing technical information
Administering applicable programs
Directing the development of policy and operating procedures
Communicating complex ideas and information clearly, concisely and effectively

Other Attributes
Provides organizational leadership; fosters collaborative relationships; initiates and supports quality management activities and performance management measures to provide the highest quality products and services
Manages financial and personnel resources to achieve individual and organizational goals


Promotes the development of the maritime system of Texas.
Develops and implements policies and procedures for departmental maritime activities.
Establishes strategic direction, legislative goals and innovative funding opportunities for the maritime system.
Oversees and directs the development of short and long-range plans and reports for waterway, seaport and marine operations.
Develops strategies for effective communication with internal and external stakeholders.
Participates in the development of the Statewide Long-Range Plan.
Represents the department in its capacity as the non-federal sponsor of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Serves as department liaison to the Texas Transportation Commissions Port Authority Advisory Committee.
Collaborates with federal, state and local governments and agencies with interest and responsibilities in maritime services, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Maritime Administration.
Reviews, monitors and analyzes state and federal legislation related to maritime and directs the implementation of legislation affecting maritime activities.
Drives to represent the Department at national, state and local levels concerning maritime activities.
Plans, assigns and supervises the work of others.
May serve as the division director in their absence.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Driver 's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.
Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment.
External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.
Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment physical exam at the employer’s expense is required.
If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three(3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office.
Department employees or family members will not have, either directly or indirectly, any financial or other personal interest in a department (or a TxDOT) contract or subcontract of any kind. A contract may not be awarded to an entity that is owned in whole or in part by any TxDOT employee or immediate family member.
As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated.


This position requires extensive overnight travel.
Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting. Interviewee selection is based on applicant information explaining how they meet each Competency requirement in the summary of experience.[B] If you elect to apply using a paper application, the department will only accept a completed State of Texas Application for Employment. For each Summary of Work Experience listed, only three quarters of a page of text will be considered.[/B]
[B]No attachments such as resumes, pictures, letters of recommendation, references and/or training records or certificates will be accepted. Such attachments will not be given any consideration and will be removed from the application form and destroyed.[/B]
[B]Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the conditional job offer.[/B]
An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase. An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.


Now why on earth would you think the beurocrats would want a guy with actual maritime experience to oversee their maritime industry. I’d bet dollars to donuts the guy that gets this job never set foot on anything larger than a 45’ Bertram.

Aye, no argument there. Never have figured-out how the state staffs, plans for, directs, etc. its ferry operations.