GLO – Regional Outreach Specialist (East Texas) 20-152

Texas General Land Office

General Description:
Are you interested in becoming a member of our Community Development and Revitalization program area to help those impacted by disasters? If yes, apply for the Regional Outreach Coordinator serving the citizens of East Texas. The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position is with our CDR Intergovernmental Relations program area. Performs highly complex (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing major agency program(s) and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, government agencies, community organizations, or the general public. May provide guidance to others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: In order to receive Veteran’s preference, a copy of the DD #214 is required at the time of interview. *This is a federally funded position contingent upon continued funding. *May be required to pass both Federal and State Background check. *May be required to work outside of normal business hours. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Candidate must reside in one of the following counties: Fannin, Red River, Harrison, Van Zandt, Rusk, Trinity, Lamar, Bowie, Upshur, Henderson, Nacogdoches, Houston, Delta, Cass, Gregg, Anderson, Shelby, Leon, Hopkins, Marion, Wood, Cherokee, Angelina

Essential Job Elements:
Represents the GLO the East Texas impacted communities by providing outreach to assist in implementing housing needs for Texans. Work with partners and staff to plan, promote and coordinate services for those impacted by disaster. Educate the stakeholders on the basics of CDBG as well as the process of working with the GLO to pursue projects. Conducts outreach activities for impacted clients and community officials about available housing options and other response services. Develops and maintains positive relationships with community groups, county and city officials and staff, state agencies, and recipients. Establishes and maintains knowledge of community and participates in community events, other activities as needed. Reports outcomes and community needs to CDR-FEMA team on an ongoing basis. Due to the nature of this position some work on weekends and evenings will be expected.

Bachelor’s degree in public administrations, marketing, business administration or a related area of study and 2 years’ experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in marketing and/or providing community outreach. Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading. Experience in public speaking and marketing a portfolio of housing solutions. Experience in community organizing and/or coordinating a community program. Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines. Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people in the impacted region. To be successful the candidate must model the GLO’s competencies of Integrity, Open Communications, Teamwork, Innovation and Proficiency.

Preferred Qualifications:
Three years of experience in community outreach, public relations, governmental relations or marketing. One (1) year of experience with CDBG (Community Development Block Grant), FEMA, HUD, or other Federally regulated reports and processes. Experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships with community members. Interest and willingness to learn about the available housing programs for community members.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; of public administration and management techniques. Knowledge of public relations and community outreach. Knowledge of preparing informational materials. Knowledge of training and marketing techniques. Knowledge of program management processes and techniques. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and outreach services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and in operating computers and applicable software. Skill in active listening to understand needs of constituents and to adjust actions in reactions to other actions. Skill in talking to others to convey information effectively. Skill in using logic and reasoning to determine appropriate solutions and approaches to problems. Skill in actively looking for ways to help impacted communities. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts. Ability to devise solutions to problems. Ability to market programs. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures; to communicate effectively; and to train, lead, and/or prioritize the work of others. Ability to combine pieces of information to assess the situation and identify solutions from a selection of alternatives.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to move and position oneself as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.

 20-152 – Your application must be submitted electronically through Work In Texas before Aug 16, 2020.
 New Posting
 East Texas
 Office of Communications/CDR IGR
 $4,800 – $5,200 monthly
 Yes – 75
 Jul 29, 2020
 Aug 16, 2020

Posted: July 29, 2020