Library Construction Grant Coordinator -- Texas State Library & Archives Commission -- Austin, TX

Division: Library Development & Networking
Position Title: Library Construction Grant Coordinator - Temp through08/2021
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Work Location: 1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78711
Working Hours: M-F 8-5
Salary Group: B-18
Classification No. 1920/Grants Coordinator I
Job Posting No. 00007544
Monthly Salary: 3,812.00 - 4,851.00/Month
Date Job Available: December 2019

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Temporary Position through August 2021

Performs routine (journey-level) project management work. This is a two-year appointment to serve as primary point of contact for grant projects as funded by a special appropriation in the 86th Regular Session. The position will support facilities planning or construction projects for local public library projects. The position will be responsible, in consultation with other LDN and TSLAC staff, for designing and executing a program to promulgate rules and guidelines and manage award and implementation of grants to support library facilities development. The position will also monitor the progress and completion of grant-funded projects and serve as a subject matter expert to grantees in matters related to the state grant and construction projects. This position reports to the Division Director with significant oversight from the Grants Coordinator. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Performs Administrative functions in support of library facility development grants.
  • Provides subject matter expertise for grantees receiving library facility development grans for library planning and construction.
  • Develops and communicates information to the eligible library community to increase the awareness of the availability of facility and construction grants.
  • Reports on progress of funded projects.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
  • Complies with all applicable agency policies and procedures, including safety and standards of conduct.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • One year experience with facilities design, construction projects, or building trades.
  • One year successful project management experience.
  • Experience with grant programs for public agency or non-profit organization.
  • Ability to analyze data, formulate conclusions, and write reports.
  • Ability to work well with individuals and organizations.
  • Ability to interpret and explain grant rules and guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.


  • College Coursework in the fields of construction, architecture, interior design, library science, or public administration.
  • Certification in project management.
  • Experience with library construction projects.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)


  • Complete college transcripts must be submitted with application.
  • Applicants selected for interview may be asked to make a short presentation.
  • Travel by airplane and personal auto required up to 20%.


  • Reports to Director of Library Development and Networking Division
  • No supervisory responsibility.
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