Planner (Planner III)

Job #: 2019-49

  • TWC Job #: 3673351
  • Opening Date: 3/20/2019
  • Travel Required: NA
  • Monthly Salary: $4,023.16 - $6,579.41
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B21
  • Class: 0518

Military Occupational Specialist codes that may be applicable to this position: 59, 59a, IS, 612X, 632X, 712X, 732X, 25, 0211, 16GX, 16RX, 2G, 3D, 88, 05, 0291, 0506, 0510, 0535, 0550, 8870, 2G0X1, 3D0X1

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


Planner position is assigned to the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC).  Performs highly complex (senior-level) planning and research work. Work involves developing local, regional, state plans, or strategic and programs; preparing and monitoring implementation plans; and monitoring policies and procedures. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Conducts planning and research projects.
  • Conducts planning studies such as feasibility studies or comparative analysis.
  • Carries out policies and procedures for the implementation, administration, and evaluation of plans or programs; and measures progress.
  • Develops short-range and long-range statewide plans, strategic plans, projects, or programs.
  • Develops methodologies and specifications for planning and research projects.
  • Provides technical assistance for planning contracts and reports on planning projects.
  • Provides technical planning assistance.
  • Prepares and monitors performance measures.
  • Prepares reports and makes presentations.
  • Participates in technical, policy, and interagency planning meetings.
  • Analyzes and evaluates plans, proposals, and studies.
  • Reviews planning material for statutory compliance.
  • Researches and analyzes state and national trends; policy issues; and proposed legislation, regulations, or rules to determine impact; and makes recommendations.
  • Identifies, defines, and researches issues of strategic importance.
  • Forecasts and monitors performance objectives.
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes data required in the development of plans or programs.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


Experience in strategic planning and research work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in planning, economics, business or public administration, political science, or a related field is generally preferred. A minimum of three years of experience in a planning or related position is required. Graduate degree strongly preferred.


  • Knowledge of government organization and administration; and of principles, objectives, and procedures of governmental planning, programming, and research.
  • Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software, in applying statistical tools to data, in preparing reports, and in collecting and analyzing demographics and statistics.
  • Skill in using personal computers and software for managing projects.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to evaluate planning materials and to conduct research.
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to present complex material to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and oversee plan development activities and projects.
  • Ability to coordinate large, complex projects across multiple agencies.
  • Ability to study and evaluate programs and propose recommendations.
  • Ability to apply agency policies and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently solve work problems.
  • Ability to make considered decisions and identify potential unintended consequences.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to deal with and resolve conflict in a positive manner.

Registration, Certification or Licensure:   Valid Texas Drivers 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, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate media and grant presentations. Business hours of operation are M-F, 8-5. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed. 

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. 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 Applicants may obtatin a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report upon request.

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.