Deputy Director (Director I)

Job #: 2022-102

  • TWC Job #: 15322725
  • Opening Date: 5/27/2022
  • Travel Required: 10%
  • Monthly Salary: $7,916.67 -$9,533.34/mo
  • Position Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Group Step: B26
  • Class: 1620

Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

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

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

OOG employees applying for a position in the same pay group, if selected, will be laterally transferred with a maximum increase in salary of 3.4%.

Benefits

  • Defined Retirement Benefit Plan.
  • Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts.
  • Medical Insurance - State pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. State pays 50% of the eligible part-time employee’s premium and 25% for eligible dependents.
  • Optional Benefits such as dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • 8 hours sick leave per month and 8 hours vacation leave per month with potential to earn more with longevity. Part-time employee’s hours are proportional with no longevity.
  • Telework Program – telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.

General Description

The Deputy Director works within the Office of State-Federal Relations (OSFR) which is administratively attached to the State of Texas Office of the Governor (OOG). Facilitates communication between Congress, Texas Congressional delegation, and the Texas state officials’ staff members to promote Texas’ federal priorities in Congress and among federal executive agencies.  Provides information and analysis regarding the effects on Texas of federal legislative and regulatory proposals relating to federal policies impacting Texas and its citizens.  Recommends and carries out actions to influence federal legislation.  Works under minimal supervision, with   extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • May develop federal priority issues in conjunction with the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations’ (OSFR) Policy Board, and in coordination with the OSFR and other state agency staff
  • Provides direction, guidance and assistance in program areas.
  • Establishes goals and objectives that support overall strategies; plans, develops, and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and directs evaluation activities.
  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. 
  • Conducts research projects and provides information necessary for strategic planning and operations.
  • Provides economic, budget, and policy analyses and subject matter expertise to state agencies.
  • Works closely with other state agencies to ensure efficient and effective operations and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Researches and analyzes new and globally competitive ways of doing business in Texas.
  • Researches, composes, and proposes fiscal and regulatory policy issues.
  • Prepares budget requests, strategic planning and policy development documents, and legislation.
  • Assists in project planning, organization, and implementation.
  • Assists with statewide planning and policy development.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably with a degree in business administration, government, public administration, public relations or a related field; and
  • Three (3) years of relevant experience, to include Congressional and/or state legislature/agency procedures, public policy initiatives, and laws and regulatory activities.
  • Must have strong computer, oral, and written communication skills.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for each other on a year-for-year basis

Preferred Qualifications

Four (4) years of relevant experience, to include Congressional and/or state legislature/agency procedures, public policy initiatives, and laws and regulatory activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of Congressional and/or state legislature/agency procedures, public policy initiatives, and laws and regulatory activities.
  • Knowledge of state and federal legislative processes, which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
  • Skill in negotiation.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
  • 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, technical and managerial problems.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
  • Ability to establish goals and objectives.
  • Ability to prepare concise reports.
  • Ability to proactively manage program activities.
  • Ability to plan work for favorable results.
  • Ability to exercise common sense, good judgment, and work independently.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to work with unpredictable deadlines, handle multiple projects, and generate proactive solutions.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

Valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. 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 data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.


How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 www.sss.gov. View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

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 email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-5873 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.

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(512) 463-5873

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