Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Austin, TX, USA
The Chief Audit Executive performs highly advanced executive management work. Work involves providing operational direction and oversight to the agency's audit functions, developing and implementing strategies for the development of the Annual Audit Plan, and performing advanced and managerial internal auditing work. Participates as a strategic partner with agency leadership and serves as a member of the Executive Council (EC). Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. This position is located in downtown Austin and reports to the Board of Trustees.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities
Directs and oversees audit staff in planning, organizing, conducting and monitoring overall internal audit operations.
Provides executive direction and oversight in planning and executing the agency's internal audit operations.
Advises the Executive Director by providing direction and oversight of the audit operations of the agency.
Provides leadership and mentoring to audit directors and managers in the recruitment and development of a diverse, high performing, and customer-service oriented work force.
Maintains a high commitment to ethical management and business practices free of conflicts of interest.
Promotes and upholds the agency core values of customer satisfaction, collaboration/teamwork, accountability, respect, ethics, excellence, and employee fulfillment.
Hires, trains, and evaluates staff; takes corrective actions to address performance problems.
Counsels and guides staff to ensure that approved audit objectives are met and that adequate coverage is achieved.
Participates as a member of the agency's Executive Council in managing the strategic direction of the agency, including the development, revision and implementation of the TRS Strategic Plan, laws and rules, policies, legislative appropriation requests (LAR), and biennial and annual budgets.
Directs and oversees the development of the Annual Audit Plan and the Internal Audit Annual Report.
Directs the identification and evaluation of risk areas for the development of the Annual Audit Plan, and coordinates review and approval with the Audit Committee.
Directs the preparation and review of Audit Committee quarterly meeting materials.
Directs the performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues and recommendations, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing relevant information, evaluating evidence, documenting business processes and procedures, and completing audit documentation.
Communicates the results of audits to management, the Audit Committee, and the Board of Trustees.
Represents TRS Internal Audit and management in Board meetings and with oversight agencies and other external organizations.
Internal Auditing and Management
Directs and oversees the development of requests for contracted services for the Internal Audit Department, and monitors the contracted services until services are completed.
Researches audit tools and leading audit practices.
Directs and oversees complex performance, financial, and compliance audit projects.
Directs and oversees the review and analysis of business processes.
Ensures conformance with acceptable quality control standards through the review of work products of individual audit projects.
Reviews and approves the audit objectives, scope, and audit programs for assigned audit projects.
Performs related work as assigned.
City of Austin, TX
Fire Chief - City of Austin, TX
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About Austin, Texas This vibrant and dynamic city tops numerous lists for business, entertainment, and quality of life. One of the country’s most popular, high-profile, and “green” cities, Austin was selected as the “Best City for the Next Decade” (Kiplinger), the “Top Creative Center” in the United States (Entrepreneur.com), #1 on the “On Numbers Economic Index” as the fastest growing economy, and #9 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers”, making the City of Austin the highest-ranking employer in the government services sector. Austin continues to lead the country with its vision of being the “Most livable city in the country”, emerging as a player on the international scene with such events as SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Formula 1, as well as being home to companies such as Apple, Samsung, Dell, Seton Healthcare, and St. David’s Healthcare. From the seat of state government and institutions of higher education to the “Live Music Capital of the World” and its growth as a film center, Austin has gained worldwide attention as a hub for education, business, health, and sustainability. Since 1900, Austin’s population has doubled every 20 years.
Austin City Government The City of Austin is a progressive, dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Austin’s mayor is elected from the city at large and 10 council members are elected from single-member districts. Terms of the mayor and council members are four years and are staggered so that a general election is held every two years with half the council being chosen from each election. Term limits for the mayor and council members provide for two consecutive, four-year terms. The City Council is responsible for appointing the City Manager, (the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the city), as well as the City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges, and Municipal Court Clerk.
The Mayor, Council Members, and City Manager are committed to delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner. The vision is to make Austin the most livable and best-managed city in the country.
The Austin Fire Department
The Austin Fire Department (AFD) is the 16th largest fire department in the country, providing prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response to more than 947,000 citizens in a 271 square mile area, with 1,151 authorized sworn firefighter positions and 106 civilian staff members. Like most fire departments, AFD is responsible for providing a multitude of services, including operations, aircraft firefighting and rescue, communications, maintenance shops, medical operations, emergency prevention, arson investigations, professional standards, community outreach, safety, special operations, and educational services. They receive more than 85,000 calls a year; approximately 70 percent of those are medical in nature. The City of Austin operates a separate EMS Department.
“Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name” is the cornerstone of the Austin Fire Department. Known as a leader in the fire service, AFD is on the cutting-edge of technology and training.
Our rank structure is as follows: Firefighter, Fire Specialist, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief, Assistant Chief, and Fire Chief. A Fire Cadet is an individual currently in the 28-week fire training academy. All cadets must pass both the state-administered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Firefighter certified exam before graduating from the academy. After graduation, an individual becomes a probationary firefighter for six months.
The Position The Fire Chief directs, plans, and coordinates the activities of the Department and serves as the administrative head under the direction of the City Manager, reporting to the Assistant City Manager over Public Safety.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following (other related duties may be assigned):
Leads the City's efforts in the preservation of life and property relative to fire prevention;
Leads the City's community fire prevention and suppression efforts;
Coordinates and administers daily fire activities through subordinates;
Oversees the development and implementation of administrative policy, services, and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of methods and procedures;
Oversees the direct support of firefighter recruiting;
Serves as lead administrator for all AFD employees (sworn and civilian);
Participates in corporate initiatives for quality improvement processes and customer services initiatives within the Department;
Works with community and business leaders to develop partnerships;
Uses innovative outreach approaches to maintain and build community partnerships within a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment;
Maximizes citizen support for the Department and involvement in its programs;
Coordinates multi-agency response activities with other related organizations and agencies;
Develops departmental programs to implement the City’s management plan;
Increases quality of service through training, recruiting, and instilling customer services values among employees;
Develops cooperative relationships with other City departments to foster service delivery improvements and problem-solving initiatives; and
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of federal, state, and city rules and regulations governing firefighting functions.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal law and city ordinances.
Comprehensive knowledge of and first-hand experience in all major aspects of fire operations.
Comprehensive knowledge of administrative functions and budgetary responsibilities for a medium-to-large metropolitan fire department.
Knowledge of emergency medical operations, particularly first responder services.
Knowledge of the regional area’s geography, fire hazards, and of codes related to fire safety.
Knowledge of and experience with the collective bargaining process labor negotiations, and civil service law.
Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City of Austin and surrounding area(s) as appropriate.
Ability to work in with a highly diverse community.
Ability to coach, train, mentor, and discipline subordinates.
Must have an open-door policy for all department members and remain approachable.
The City of Austin offers a competitive salary and extensive benefits (including a generous pension system) commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance is available for a successful “out of the area” candidate.
How to Apply Please forward a cover letter and resume to:
email@example.com Reference: COAFC
Affion Public 2120 Market Street, Suite 100 Camp Hill, PA 17011 888.321.4922 Fax: 717-214-2205 www.affionpublic.com
The City of Austin is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
**The deadline to receive resumes is: August 03, 2018**