Legislative Coordinator (Program Specialist III)
Job #: 2023-16
- TWC Job #: 15591191
- Opening Date: 9/29/2022
- Travel Required: NA
- Monthly Salary: $4,583.33 - $5,416.66/mo
- Position Location: Austin, Texas
- Group Step: B19
- Class: 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.
The Legislative Coordinator works within the Office of the Governor, Legislative Affairs Division, and reports to the Director of Legislative Affairs. Performs complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves assigning and tracking pending legislation for the Office of the Governor. Specific tasks include a broad range of responsibilities including legislative and administrative duties. May provide guidance to others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
• Greets and assists visitors including officials from other agencies.
- Answers the telephone, routes messages; evaluates and answers questions.
- Effectively and timely assigns, routes and tracks pending legislation and amendments.
- Assists with public inquiries regarding pending legislation.
- Researches constituent requests and composes response letters to legislators and constituents.
- Monitors agency legislative packages and floor proceedings.
- Monitors bill status and works with advisors on analysis.
- Provides information to legislators concerning issues important to the Governor.
- Attends legislative committee meetings and write status reports.
- Assists with developing proper protocol and procedures for communicating with legislators and staff.
• Schedules and coordinates meetings/appointments; anticipates and prepares information for meetings.
• Reviews and organizes mail for the Legislative division or their assistants; highlights important information.
• Types letters, memos and reports; proofs and edits for grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and clarity.
• Maintains complex bill tracking system and assemble legislative bill histories.
- May draft bill analyses on pending legislation and draft enrolled bill analyses memoranda.
- May develop, schedule, and conduct training.
- Maintains regular work schedule.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, government, political science or related field; and
- Two (2) years of professional experience.
Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.
Advanced knowledge of the legislative process.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of House and Senate rules.
- Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas.
- Knowledge of automated information tracking systems.
- Knowledge of research methodology.
- Skill in of the use of personal computers and software applications.
- Skill in collecting and analyzing data.
- Skill in customer service.
- Skill in verbal and written communication.
- Ability to conduct research.
- Ability to write concise reports.
- Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
- Ability to work flexible work hours as needed.
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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