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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, Program Specialist I, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10327

Sun, May 31, 2015

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Work Location Address: Christianson-Leberman Building, 1304 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Duration: Regular, Full-time

Hours/Week: 40

Typing: 45 WPM preferred

Current Valid Driver’s License: Yes

Travel Required: Yes


Performs routine (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves assisting with planning, developing, and implementing an agency program and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independence judgment. The Program Specialist works closely with the Texas Holocaust and Genocide (THGC) Program Coordinator to monitor and coordinate programs and projects for the THGC. Complies with all agency policies and procedures.


Coordinates and monitors Commission programs and projects, including oral history projects, student video contest, digital exhibits and games, and grant programs;

Provides support and collaborates in the planning, development, and implementation of Commission programs;

Communicates with the public and educational organizations to encourage and promote interest in Commission programs and projects and to partner with entities to coordinate or modify courses of study and awareness programs;

Performs project work, such as coordination of activities, monitoring of program outcomes, documenting and reporting progress;

Assists in maintaining and updating information on the Commission’s website;

Interacts and coordinates projects with THGC Commissioners as needed;

Provides general support for commission programs as needed;

Performs other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in history, government, education, or a related field is required. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Required: Willingness on rare occasions to work irregular hours, such as weekends and nights. Periodic travel to quarterly commission and other meetings in cities across Texas.


Office space located on lower level floor, accessible by stairs only. No elevators or ramps available. Some vehicle and air travel required. Non-smoking environment in state buildings and vehicles.


Knowledge of Holocaust and Genocide-related topics is preferred;

Ability to work independently, exercise good judgment, and make sound decisions;

Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support commission initiatives;

Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions;

Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts;

Skilled in effective written and verbal communication;

Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with commission management and the general public;

Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;

Ability to analyze data, solve work-related problems and make recommendations clearly in written and verbal formats;

Skill in the operation of computers and in using applicable computer software.


Must have or obtain a valid Driver’s License and Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles for travel.

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