Advertising Specialist (Program Specialist II-III)

Job #: 2023-03

  • TWC Job #: 15546777
  • Opening Date: 9/07/2022
  • Travel Required: 20%
  • Monthly Salary: $3,500.00-$4,417.00/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B18-B19
  • Class: 1571-1572

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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.

General Description

The Advertising Specialist works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) Office and reports to the Director of Tourism. Performs moderately complex to complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves tourism invoice processing, budget monitoring and verification. Assists in the coordination of activities for domestic and international tourism marketing and advertising. Researches and responds to questions from tourism staff and various internal and external EDT business partners and stakeholders. Works under general supervision, with limited to moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Assists in coordinating daily program projects with Tourism division staff and contractors.
  • Reconciles, reviews and processes contractor invoices within stipulated timelines; prepares reliable estimates.
  • Assists in preparing and evaluating program budget requests.
  • Reconciles invoices and verifies contractor reports.
  • Performs administration support duties as assigned.
  • Prepares and proofreads tourism reports as required.
  • Works closely with Tourism team to assist on various tourism projects.
  • Participates in coordination and verification of tourism promotions.
  • Assists in the coordination of Tourism division advertising and marketing plans to compliment statewide tourism marketing goals.
  • Assists in editing and/or disseminating the division’s advertising plan and informational and marketing materials as directed.
  • Prepares demonstration materials for conferences and conventions.
  • May represent the Tourism Division at meetings and events.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Program Specialist II

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in advertising, marketing, business administration, communications or a related field; and
  • Two (2) years of directly related experience in marketing or budget reconciliation and billing invoice processing.

Program Specialist III

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in advertising, marketing, business administration, communications or a related field; and
  • Three (3) years of directly related experience in marketing or budget reconciliation and billing invoice processing.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of budget monitoring and reconciliation.
  • Knowledge of State of Texas regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of advertising and marketing strategies.
  • Knowledge of English grammar and usage.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in use of personal computers and software applications.
  • Skill in attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Skill in proofing and editing.
  • Skill in organization and project management.
  • Ability to review and evaluate tourism data. 
  • Ability to present information in a concise and organized manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in groups through either practiced or extemporaneous oral presentations.
  • Ability to routinely record information such as draft correspondence, reports, documents, policies, procedures, conduct interviews and record information, or prepare other lengthy documents using handwritten or mechanical means. 
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluates alternatives, and implements effective solutions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple large projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel 20%, (i.e., weekly or monthly under normal conditions for long distances).

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. 

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 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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(512) 463-5873

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