PAY RANGE:   $78,005.00 - $130,008.00

REPORTS TO:   Executive Manager of Environmental Science

WORK LOCATION:  New Braunfels, Texas


The GBRA HCP Director is responsible for the planning and administration of HCP activities, oversight of HCP consulting team, budget tracking and facilitation of internal and external meetings. Once an ITP is received, the HCP Director will be responsible for implementation of the HCP through contractor oversight and internal staff management. The HCP Director will also be responsible for the Certificate of Inclusion program and reporting requirements related to the HCP.


  • Responsible to the day to day administration of the HCP.
  • Assist the Executive and Deputy Executive Manager with strategic and organizational planning related to the HCP.
  • Manage HCP Coordinator.
  • Assist in the development of conferences, workshops, tours and meetings with public officials, stakeholders and committees.
  • Prepare presentations, board reports and updates.
  • Prepare HCP annual budget for inclusion in department budget.
  • Manage current grants and seek additional grants.
  • Develop HCP timelines, goals and milestones.
  • Manage and keep website content up to date.
  • Maintain documents, references, literature, and admin record related to HCP.
  • Collaborate with other GBRA departments on educational and outreach programs that involve the HCP.
  • Other duties as assigned.

During HCP Planning until obtaining an ITP

  • Coordinate efforts to maintain and enhance effective communications with HCP stakeholders, HCP permittees, appointed officials, GBRA Board, and Executive Management.
  • Communicate and interact with consultants. 
  • Manage consultant contract, grants and requisite reporting.
  • Lead or assist consultant with facilitation of stakeholder events, meetings and workgroups.
  • Assist Deputy Executive Manager with Technical Advisory Group.

HCP Implementation after ITP issued:

  • Responsible for implementation and communication to USFWS of the Adaptive Management Process as defined in the adopted HCP documents.
  • Ensure all mitigation, conservation measures and monitoring required by the HCP is being implemented in a manner that maintains compliance with the USFWS Incidental Take Permit.
  • Produce an Annual Report.
  • Negotiate, establish and manage HCP implementation contracts.
  • Implement Certificate of Inclusion Program with 2nd Party Stakeholders.


  • Experience working on or with HCPs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, email etiquette, grammar, and networking.
  • Experience organizing and communicating technical information.
  • Demonstrates exceptional problem solving, decision-making, conflict management, change management and negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge of Guadalupe River Basin species of interest, to include: native freshwater mussels, zebra mussels, spring obligate salamanders, native fishes, whooping cranes, water hyacinth, Hydrilla, and other aquatic vegetation and fishes.
  • Relationships with local stakeholders, environmental regulators and others in the environmental field.
  • Experience writing, submitting and successfully receiving and administering grants.
  • Executes sound judgment, analyzes issues, thinks strategically, creatively, and uses innovative ideas.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgement, and responsibility.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Bachelors of Science degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Public Administration, Statistics, Geography, Aquatic Sciences, Water Conservation or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. Master’s degree or Ph. D a plus.

Current valid driver license and ability to remain insurable under GBRA’s vehicle liability policy.


A minimum of 5 years working on Habitat Conservation Plans, 5 years of program management and

5 years supervisory experience.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standard physical activity such as periodic standing, walking, sitting, and basic motor skills to operate necessary computer programs. Occasionally fieldwork will be required to lead or participate in field tours.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


May be required to travel up to 30 percent of the time within GBRA’s 10-county district and extended areas to attend conferences, tradeshows, trainings, or meetings, and for photo/video shoots.

Salary Description
PAY RANGE: $78,005.00 - $130,008.00