Governor’s Advisor (Governor’s Advisor III)
Job #: 2022-127
- TWC Job #: 15454682
- Opening Date: 8/03/2022
- Travel Required: 5%
- Monthly Salary: $6,000.00 - $8,333.34/mo
- Position Location: Austin, Texas
- Group Step: B25
- Class: 1882
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%.
- 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.
The Governor’s Advisor works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Budget and Policy Division, and reports to the Director of Budget and Policy. Performs highly complex (senior-level) advising and analysis work related to the General Appropriations Act as needed to support and disseminate the Governor’s statewide agenda. Effectively assists and leads state agency executives and boards in strategizing, planning, performance measurement and the strategic allocation of resources. Effectively supports the Governor, his executive team, the Texas Legislature, and other stakeholders in formulating and answering questions, formally defining complex business issues, and determining the most effective course of action to accomplish short-, mid-, and long-term programmatic goals and objectives. Provides superior customer service, including complex technical assistance to the Legislature, senior staff, other state agencies and constituents. Governor’s Advisors remain on-call, including on short notice, during legislative sessions, nights, weekends, and holidays for all related business matters relating to the work of the Budget and Policy Division and the OOG. Regularly speaks to complex policy, planning and programmatic issues with clarity. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
- Assists agency executives, boards, senior staff, the Texas Legislature and other stakeholders in researching, evaluating and preparing comprehensive analyses of state agency budgets, proposed budget revisions, reports, issuing briefs, and flawless written materials on complex state fiscal, policy and programmatic issues.
- Analyzes budget decision ramifications.
- Monitors implementation of major legislation from legislative sessions.
- Evaluates legislation results to develop focus areas for future legislative sessions.
- Provides superior technical and programmatic assistance and leadership to state agency executives as required to clearly disseminate and successfully implement the Governor’s budget and policy priorities statewide.
- Assists the Governor and his executive team in program planning, development and implementation.
- Conducts benchmarking studies, surveys, inspections and reviews as required to evaluate and determine compliance with certification requirements, applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Evaluates agency operations and business issues, and prepares timely and factual reports of findings and recommendations.
- Assists agency executives and boards in implementing, overseeing and evaluating procedural and/or policy changes.
- Assists in the preparation of administrative reports, studies, and specialized research projects.
- Engages community and professional groups through public speaking and demonstrated leadership as needed to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in state programs and to achieve local success for the Governor’s statewide initiatives and programs.
- Identifies gaps in resources and recommends improvements. Develops sound action plans to improve existing programs and start new initiatives.
- Leads and actively contributes in the development of OOG and statewide policy and procedure manuals.
- Maintains regular work schedule.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and
- Three (3) years of progressively responsible budget, policy and/or specialized programmatic experience.
Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in and around the Texas Legislature.
- Demonstrated skill in advanced research, policy analysis, writing and public presentations.
- Experience conducting policy research, data analysis, and fiscal analysis.
- Strong quantitative and qualitative skills, experience in data analysis, an understanding of complex public finance issues, and an overarching interest in advancing strategic budget and policy initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
- Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and practices pertaining to records retention.
- Knowledge of budget processes which includes developing and monitoring budgets.
- Knowledge of the legislative process, 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, including but not limited to Microsoft suite products.
- 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 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 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.
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 512-463-8315 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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