Letting & Federal Funding Mgr

Letting & Federal Funding Mgr
Texas Dept. of Transportation
 Austin, Texas
Job Description

Home to SXSW, Austin City Limits (ACL) and glorious natural springs and parks, Austin, Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States, as well as the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin is the historic state capital of Texas and is the location of the Texas Department of Transportation Headquarters. TxDOT's Financial Management Division is seeking a leader with advanced financial, technical, and business support services experience and strong interpersonal skills to serve as its Letting & Federal Funding Manager. The ideal candidate is an effective communicator and relationship builder, is very tech savvy, and possesses the ability to timely and accurately report on the financial, technical and operational activities of a multibillion-dollar entity.

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Minimum Salary: 76,356.00 Maximum Salary: 129,137.00 Pay Basis: Yearly

Work Locations: Stassney Hq - Main 6230 East Stassney Lane Austin 78744

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Shift: Day Job Shift Details: Monday - Friday

Location Flexibility: Hybrid Location Flexibility Details: Up to three days telework after an initial onboarding period

Benefits and Perks

At TxDOT, we value employee work-life balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value, our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include:

  • Low Turnover
  • Retirement Pension
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Paid Leave/Holidays
  • Health Premiums paid at 100% for full-time employees
  • On the Job Training
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program/Wellness Leave Incentives
  • Career Development Programs/Opportunities for advancement

For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at: Total Compensation Package

To view benefits available to all State of Texas employees visit: Benefits at a Glance | ERS (texas.gov)

Position Description

Manages the administration of state and federally funded transportation programs and the programming and scheduling for transportation projects in the Financial Management Division. Supervises a group of professional, technical and administrative employees in the administration of the statewide transportation program and coordination of highway project letting to include: application, approval and monitoring. Reports directly to the Letting and Project Funding Director. Ensures compliance with laws, regulations, polices, and procedures pertaining to programs. Work requires contact with high-level governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.

Essential Duties:

  • Directs the development, administration and monitoring of the Department's funding and letting schedule.
  • Directs, initiates, coordinates, and approves updates to the Design and Construction Information system data to ensure construction project programming data is accurate and current.
  • Directs and oversees the preparation of public notices advertisement and notice to contractors for construction and maintenance projects.
  • Directs the oversight and review of both federal and state Letters of Authority.
  • Directs the planning, developing, and recommending of program guidelines, policies, procedures, funding allocations, enhancements, and methodologies.
  • Coordinates with districts, divisions and Administration regarding allocation and project eligibility.
  • Oversees funding to include coordinating funding allocations and setting letting schedules with districts, Administration and directing District Obligation Authority.
  • Participates in strategic planning, reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations on proposed legislation for possible impact to the Department.
  • Provides reports and correspondence concerning project cost, development and funding for the Commission, Administration and Department.
  • Responds to inquiries concerning transportation funding program matters.
  • Reviews and analyzes federal and state regulations regarding transportation funding programs.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related discipline


  • 4 years experience in funding administration, budget development or governmental funding. (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated part time equivalent).
  • Must have 1 year supervisory/managerial experience. Project leader or lead worker experience may substitute for supervisory/managerial experience.


Extensive knowledge of

  • Highway letting programs
  • Transportation funding programs
  • Competitive bid processes, rules and regulations
  • Program/project planning, development, and management methodologies
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulations
  • Applicable analysis methodologies
  • Forecasting methodologies
  • Budgeting methods and procedures
  • Fund accounting principles and procedures
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations

Considerable knowledge of

  • Financial management and accounting systems

Expert skill in

  • Supervising technical staff
  • Developing, interpreting, and implementing policies, procedures, and technical information
  • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both internal and external

Proficient skill in

  • Analyzing and organizing business and technical data
  • Using computers and applicable programs, applications, and systems

Other Attributes

  • Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals
  • Delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; shares authority but has ultimate accountability

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Sedentary work: Lift up to 10 lbs at a time and occasionally carry files/small tools
  • Standing-prolonged periods of time
  • Repetitive Motion-substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading

Conditions of Employment:

Please click this link to read the standard conditions of employment for all positions: Standard Conditions of Employment (TxDOT)