Governor’s Advisor (Governor’s Advisor IV) “On Hold”

Job #: 2019-03

  • TWC Job #: 3617039
  • Opening Date: 9/14/2018
  • Travel Required: NA
  • Monthly Salary: $6,363.00 - $8,750.00/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B27
  • Class: 1883

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 8P100, 8U000

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application.


Serves as Governor’s Advisor for the Policy Division of the Office of the Governor with a focus on environmental and regulatory policy, as well as other assigned issue areas. Performs advanced consulting, advising, and analysis work. Work involves serving as a liaison to state agencies in designated specialty areas, reviewing and analyzing state agencies’ policies for effective and efficient operations, keeping the Governor or designee informed, and advising the Governor or designee on pending legislation and legal issues. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversees research projects and recommends information necessary for strategic planning and operations.
  • Oversees project planning, organization, and implementation.
  • Oversees and participates in statewide planning and policy development.
  • Recommends new and globally competitive ways of doing business in Texas.
  • Reviews and recommends fiscal and regulatory policy issues.
  • Reviews and analyzes state agencies’ budget requests, strategic planning and policy development documents, and legislation.
  • Provides specialized budget, policy, planning, and technical advice to the Governor or designee, and keeps the Governor or designee informed on pending legislation and legal issues.
  • Monitors agency appropriations and operations.
  • Monitors programs and determines where further research is required.
  • Plans, implements, oversees, monitors, and evaluates programs.
  • Establishes goals and objectives, and develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals.
  • Performs related work as assigned

Required Qualifications: (Minimum Qualifications)

Education and Experience:

Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree or a related discipline plus a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible policy and/or specialized programmatic experience.  Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience working in and around the Texas Legislature.  Master’s degree or J.D. may be considered in lieu of direct experience. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, finance, accounting, economics, political science, law, or a field relevant to assignment is generally preferred.  Must demonstrate advanced research, policy analysis, flawless writing and public presentation skills. Prior experience conducting policy research and fiscal analysis, including using Microsoft Excel, statistical software packages and Microsoft Word is required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of program area.
  • Knowledge of the state and federal legislative process.
  • Knowledge of state agency budgets, policies, and programs.
  • Working knowledge of budget processes which includes developing and monitoring budgets.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative process, which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
  • Skill in evaluating and presenting legislative information.
  • Skill in policy analysis and research.
  • Skill in problem-solving and negotiation.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
  • Skill in short and long-range planning.
  • Skill in developing and making presentations.
  • Skill in public relations.
  • Skill in public speaking.
  • Skill in the use of applicable software.
  • Ability to direct the development of policy and operating procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex and technical problems.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Valid Texas Driver’s License

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:  This classification functions in a standard office environment.  Ability to move up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive and travel as needed.  Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person.  . Must be able to work hours that can include holidays and as needed.