Human Resources Coordinator (Training Specialist III)

Texas Water Development Board

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Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701, via facsimile (512) 463-7644, via email or via Work in Texas (

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Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

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Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of PS Personnel Specialist, 120X RL – Human Resources, 15 Training, or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.


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Job Description Summary

Performs complex (journey-level) training and human resources management work. Work involves coordinating, organizing, conducting, and assessing educational, training and leadership development programs. May also work on special projects related to the continuity of operations. Serves as the agency’s Internship Coordinator. Assists with the performance of other human resources and administrative functions as necessary. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Director of the Human Resources Division.


Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinates, organizes, conducts and assesses staff training development programs.
  • Develops and delivers training for classroom, distance learning, or e-learning environments.
  • Coordinates training presentations and provides training or technical assistance.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for the agency’s internship program and works with agency staff in the recruitment and placement of semester interns.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for the agency’s Aspiring Leaders Program and other similar programs offered by the agency.
  • Assists in preparing reports and surveys.
  • Assists in formulating human resources policies and procedures.
  • Provides support on a broad range of administrative and human resources-related functions and projects.
  • May perform risk management functions and serve as primary or alternate risk manager.
  • May develop, implement, evaluate and revise agency continuity of operations plans and procedures.
  • May develop the agency’s continuity of operations training programs, to include coordination of the agency’s annual tabletop exercise and personal safety course.
  • Maintains confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agency’s records retention procedures and schedule.
  • Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include, attending mandatory training courses.
  • May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Organizational Development, or a related field.
    • Five years of experience serving in a project coordinator role.
    • Five years of experience in coordinating training and developing programs.
    • Education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Human Resources experience in Texas state government.
  • Certified or seeking certification of Continuity of Operations Excellence Series – Level I Professional Continuity Practitioner.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the Human Resources Division and of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge of government organization and administration; of planning, formulation, coordination, and implementation methodologies; and of disaster recovery concepts.
  • Knowledge of training procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of group processes, group dynamics, and interpersonal relations.
  • Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
  • Ability to formulate learning objectives, to develop training objectives, to assess the effectiveness of training, to assess training needs, to train others, and to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently; identify, initiate and execute projects; and prioritize and handle changing project criteria, multiple projects and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate planning materials.
  • Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.
  • Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.
  • Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.
  • Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.
  • Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with infrequent errors.
  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to stand/sit/move with no physical limitations or aids to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 5% of the time, primarily within the State of Texas.
  • Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a driver’s license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.
  • Ability to work days that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.
  • Ability to train others.


  • *Job Simulation Exercise: Candidates selected for interviews must be prepared to present a five minute presentation as if they were presenting to aspiring leaders on a leadership topic of their choosing. A computer with sound and a projector screen will be available.
  • Important Notice: Otherwise qualified candidates who are ultimately considered for potential employment with the Texas Water Development Board may be the subject of a request for any criminal history record information maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Evidence of a criminal conviction or other relevant information obtained from the DPS shall not automatically disqualify an individual from employment with the Texas Water Development Board.
  • Copy      of required academic transcripts and/or licensures and driving record must      be submitted at the time of hire. Failure to provide required      documentation will result in no further consideration for employment.



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Posted: February 12, 2018