Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

Employment at the Office of the Governor

Human Resources

  • (512) 463-5873
  • (512) 463-8464 fax
  • Address: 1100 San Jacinto
    Austin, Texas 78701
  • Send Us a Message


Job #: 2016-09
TWC Job #: 8398455
Opening Date: 10/06/2015
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: NA
Monthly Salary: *$4,598.67 - $5,750.68
Position Location: 1100 San Jacinto, State Insurance Building Austin, Texas 78701
Group Step: B23
Class: 0243

*Salary Commensurate With Experience


Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 255A, 255S, 255N, 255Z, 25B, 25N, 25D, 251A, 371, 030, 26, 2621, 2631, 2651, 2676, 6694, 0681, 8846, 8848, 3D012, 3D013, 3D014, 3D032, 3D033, 3D034, 3D052, 3D053, 3D054, 3D072, 3D073, 3D074, 3D1X2, 3D0X3, 3D0X3, 3D111, 3D131, 3D151, 3D171, 3D1X2

Serves as Programmer within the Office of the Governor’s Computer Services Division (CSD). The Application Developer Programmer performs highly complex computer systems analysis work and computer programming application development following a defined software development life cycle process. Assists in planning and coordinating programming projects; analyzing proposed computer applications; writing programs; and providing technical assistance to programming staff. Works under limited supervision of the Information Technology Manager with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Codes, tests, and debugs programs and prepares test data.
  • Consults with staff members to schedule work and coordinate programming projects necessary to ensure efficient operations within online environments.
  • Analyzes, reviews, and revises programs to increase operating efficiency or to adapt new procedures.
  • Prepares instructions for use during production runs and assists in preparing and developing instructions or manuals to guide end users.
  • Develops and implements specialized programs to supplement and enhance systems software.
  • Manages, implements, and maintains software solutions and systems integration projects to enhance internet, Intranet, and external portal communities.
  • Tracks usage of system, confers with management, and advises on the status and progress of projects and processes.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and make recommendations concerning existing information technology/systems processes and the development of new procedures, standards, tools, and techniques.
  • Designs and implements new or revised methods that effectively meet the needs of the agency.
  • Determines operational, technical, and support requirements for the operation and maintenance of databases, text, and graphics.
  • Designs, analyzes, and maintains database structures, and assists in developing policies and procedures designed to ensure the integrity of the database environment.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in computer science plus three (3) years professional experience in computer systems analysis or computer programming work. Three years experience in the following computer languages preferred: VB, VBA, VB script, SQL server, and Microsoft access. Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming and systems design.
  • Knowledge of computer operations, systems, and procedures; of project control and cost estimating techniques.
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages.
  • Knowledge of database structures and theories.
  • Knowledge of current database technologies.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and developing solutions.
  • Skill in performing detailed work accurately.
  • Skill in understanding and following complex written and oral instructions.
  • Skill in troubleshooting information systems.
  • Skill in customer service.
  • Skill in supporting users in a large network environment.
  • Skill in communicating technical material to others.
  • Prefer ability to interpret and apply accounting theory.
  • Prefer ability to interpret accounting data.
  • Ability to analyze systems and procedures and to explain abstract concepts in concrete terms.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the implementation of multiple projects and solve complex problems that may arise.
  • Ability to write and revise standards and procedures.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.


To apply, please visit for instructions on submitting your application. You may download the uniform State Employment Application or request an application from the Office of the Governor Human Resources Division, State Insurance Building, 1100 San Jacinto, Room 2.300, Austin, Texas, 78701. If required in this posting, copies of college transcripts must be provided concurrent with application for further applicant consideration. For additional information, please call 512- 463-5873, or visit our agency's website. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Services.

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Candidates selected for interviews will be subject to background check and required to complete authorization form.

Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit:

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process:

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.