TCEQ – Program Specialist VI (Receivership Coordinator) ( 00028179 )


Primary Location : Texas-Austin

Work Locations : Headquarters (582-HQAUS) 12100 Park 35 Circle Austin 78753

Job : Business and Financial Operations

Employee Status : Regular

Schedule : Full-time

Standard Hours Per Week : 40.00

State Job Code : 1575

Salary Admin Plan : B

Grade : 23

Salary (Pay Basis) : 4,598.66 – 5,800.00 (Monthly)

Number of Openings : 1

Overtime Status : Exempt

Job Posting : Nov 10, 2022, 9:27:00 AM

Closing Date: Nov 30, 2022, 11:59:00 PM



Are you ready to make a positive impact in Texas? At Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, protecting the environment is at the heart of everything we do. Choose a career where your perspective, passion, and skills are valued.

We strive to protect our state’s public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Our goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.

TCEQ employees get some great perks, including a hybrid work schedule, paid leave, health insurance, and state and federal holidays. See Benefits and Perks at TCEQ.


This position offers an opportunity for a hybrid work schedule with a minimum 2-day work in office.


As part of TCEQ’s Office of Water, you would contribute to ensuring clean and available water and protecting Texas’ water resources. See details about what we do.

This position is a member of our Water Supply Division.


As a part of the division’s Water Supply team, our Program Specialist VI (Receivership Coordinator) will play a key role in achieving TCEQ’s mission. You would use your skills and experience to:

  • Provide financial, managerial, technical, and administrative guidance, support, and consultation for the At-Risk and Capacity Development Programs for the TCEQ.
  • Oversee and manage the agency’s Receivership Program. Coordinate program activities and provides consultative services, counsel, and complex technical advice to individuals, internal and external stakeholders, state and federal agencies, and public and private entities involved with water and sewer utilities placed in receivership, temporary management, bankruptcy, or the supervision of the TCEQ. Oversee activities related to the powers and duties of persons appointed as temporary manager and/or receiver.
  • Consult and coordinate with Public Utility Commission to identify qualified individuals to manage and operate a utility after owner has expressed an intent to abandon or has abandoned operation of its facilities or has failed to properly operate, maintain, or provide adequate facilities and presents an imminent threat to public health. Coordinate and provide technical advice to Office of Legal Services and Office of Attorney General relating to the appointment and oversight of temporary managers and receivers.
  • Monitor performance and provide advanced technical assistance services to receivers, temporary managers, and “at-risk” utilities to assess and improve viability, operations, and compliance with state and federal regulations. Coordinate with Public Utility Commission and other state and federal agencies relating to financial, managerial, and technical capacity activities.
  • Provide and oversee communication, technical support and assistance to regulated entities, agency staff, state and federal agencies, and general public relating to impaired utilities/public water systems including those impacted by natural disasters or other emergency conditions and operational failures.
  • Provide customer service through presentations, phone calls, letters, and emails, ensuring complete, accurate, and timely information. Assist in the training and professional development of less experienced staff. Review and edit correspondence and other documents prepared by others. Develop and maintain program Standard Operating Procedures and other instructional materials.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus six years of full-time experience performing supervisory, managerial, professional or technical work which must include: analysis of work problems having an administrative aspect and interpretation of complex written material; or planning, organizing, and coordinating requirements for support services or program operations where a wide range of demands are involved, including interpretation of complex written material.

  • One year of full-time experience in an administrative capacity* may be substituted for each year (30 semester hours) of the required education.

  • A graduate degree in public administration, business administration, human resources administration, environmental resource management, planning, or an area relevant to the position, from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

  • Administrative capacity is work where primary duties consist of performing administrative tasks of an office, excluding work such as clerical, secretarial, sales, equipment operations, and manual labor.


  • Experience working with agency enforcement, compliance assistance, receiverships, and/or bankruptcies.
  • Experience as a manager, operator, or consultant to a water or wastewater system.
  • Experience reviewing, researching, and processing data, applications, plans and studies, and/or compliance inspections related to water and wastewater systems.
  • Experience in working directly with the public, customers, and other state and federal agencies providing outreach, coordination, and education.


See instructions on how to attach documents. A copy of your official college transcript or evaluation of foreign credentials in CAPPS is required if needed to meet the minimum qualification requirements outlined above.


This position is also available as a lateral transfer opportunity (LTO) to TCEQ employees within the Program Specialist VI state classification. The selected candidate must meet the minimum qualifications of the corresponding job in the Program Specialist VI series.


TCEQ will conduct a criminal history records search, driving history (if required for the job) on candidates offered employment.

In compliance with ADA, if you need any special accommodations during the employment process, please contact HRSS for assistance at (512) 239-0102.


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes can be found at: https://hr.sao.texas.gov/CompensationSystem/JobDescriptions/. Please click the hyperlink under ‘Occupational Category’ for the respective Class Title.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer.