23-32 Outlays Reviewer (Program Specialist II)
- Posted: over a month ago
The mission of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is to lead the state's efforts in ensuring a secure water future for Texas and its citizens. Our mission is a vital part of Texas' overall vision and the state's mission and goals that relate to maintaining the viability of the state's natural resources, health, and economic development.
To accomplish our goals of planning for the state's water resources and providing affordable water and wastewater services, the TWDB provides water planning, data collection and dissemination, financial assistance, and technical assistance services to the citizens of Texas. The tremendous population growth that the state continues to experience, and the recurrent threat of severe drought only intensify the need for the TWDB to accomplish its goals in an effective and efficient manner.Job Description
Only candidates who apply via email to (HR “at” TWDB.texas.gov) with an official State of Texas Application or through the WorkInTexas.com website will be considered for this position. View this position and apply at https://tinyurl.com/2mk7uwpe
Texas Water Development Board’s Mission - Leading the state’s efforts in ensuring a secure water future for Texas and its citizens.
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) endorses telecommuting and hybrid workplace plans, in addition to other flexible work alternatives. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! For more information about these benefits and more visit: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/benefits.asp.
The Texas Water Development Board does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities.
*Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Please note: This is an Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) program position with federal grant funding through calendar year 2027.
Job Description Summary
Performs moderately complex (journey-level) services reviewing and analyzing financial data for the Texas Water Development Board's (TWDB) Disbursement Review Team. Work involves reviewing and approving funding releases. Providing customer service and technical assistance to internal staff regarding outlay review and processing for TWDB financial assistance programs, including the Drinking and Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs. As part of a collaborative team, will review invoices, analyze, and approve outlays required in support of disbursement requests for federal programs. This position will coordinate closely with the Outlays and Escrows Department in the Program Administration and Reporting (PAR) Division and Regional Water Project Development’s (RWPD) team managers and engineering staff as needed to help ensure the ongoing success of projects, the timely review, and approval of disbursement requests (outlays) following procedures and programmatic requirements. This coordination will include working with the RWPD engineering review staff on project status and budgets. Responsible for ensuring that all documents are maintained with exemplary organization and quality and are accurately prepared for review and payment processing/release in a timely manner. May train others. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the Disbursement Review Team.
Essential Job Functions
• Analyzes and approves disbursement requests in the form of outlay reports submitted to the TWDB in accordance with approved procedures and programmatic requirements.
• Ensures all documents are accurate and maintained with exemplary organization and quality and are accurate for review and payment processing and/or release.
• Reviews budgets, invoices, and incoming outlays.
• Coordinates closely with RWPD engineering staff on project status and project budgets issues.
• Coordinates closely with PAR on outlay processing.
• Processes information by auditing and verifying financial data.
• Must be detailed oriented.
• May train others.
• Assists in preparation of reports.
• Represents RWPD at meetings with stakeholders.
• 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.
• Ensures compliance with established procedures, requirements, laws and regulations, completeness of data and presence of adequate documentation.
• 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.
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
• Two years of work experience in finance and/or accounting.
• Relevant experience and education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
• Previous experience with government payment processing.
• Previous experience with federal funding programs and audit requirements.
• Three years of experience performing duties similar to this position.
• Experience working on publicly funded infrastructure projects, including familiarity with the different phases of infrastructure projects and how projects progress from planning through construction.
• Experience processing, reviewing, or creating invoices and/or payment requests.
• Advanced-level skills with Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Excel, Word, and Outlook.
• Experience using other Microsoft applications including Teams, Planner, and SharePoint.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
• Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the Regional Water Project Development Division; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
• Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
• Knowledge of federal funding programs.
• Skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
• 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.
All interested candidates should apply via WorkInTexas.com
Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701
Please contact Human Resources for accommodation requests.
Phone: (512) 475-2142
Apply at: Work in Texas www.workintexas.com
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