Deputy Director of Economic Development Finance Federal Programs

Job #: 2023-59

  • TWC Job #: 15885275
  • Opening Date: 3/10/2023
  • Travel Required: 15%
  • Monthly Salary: $7,250.00-$7,500.00/mo.
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B26
  • Class: 1604

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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 benefit retirement plan
  • Optional 401(k) and 457 Plans
  • 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
  • Paid vacation and sick leave that accrues from your first day worked
  • Longevity pay
  • Confidential and personalized Employee Assistance Program services
  • 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 of  Economic Development Finance Federal Programs works within the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Office, and reports to the Director of Economic Development Finance. Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work. Work involves establishing goals and objectives for effective management and administration of the Texas Travel Industry Recovery (TTIR) and the Texas Small Business Credit Initiative (TSBCI) federal programs awarded to the State of Texas through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Coordinates and evaluates Program activities and oversees financial analyses, as well as financial and other business reports. Supervises the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Oversees and establishes goals and objectives for TSBCI and TTIR federal programs.
  • Oversees federal ARPA funding streams related to TSBCI and TTIR for the Governor’s Office.
  • Directs the development, implementation and monitoring of Program goals to ensure all priorities and objectives are met.
  • Develops guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations for administering Program allocations received; coordinates and evaluates loan activities; and develops and evaluates budget requests.
  • Oversees preparation of federal allocation application and plans, including collection and preparation of necessary documentation.
  • Oversees the implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and close-out of loans according to rules and regulations.
  • Maintains Program priorities for staff, identifies areas of needed change, and makes recommendations to improve operations and procedures.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates Program performance, budgetary compliance and expenditures, and reporting requirements.
  • Solves complex problems or issues regarding Program management or administrative issues and systems.
  • Serves as the OOG’s knowledge source on Program matters and as a resource to public officials, governmental bodies, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Oversees the implementation of changes resulting from new state and federal legislation.
  • May prepare and deliver speeches and presentations on division programs and other economic development initiatives.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in government, accounting, business administration, finance, or related field;
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the area of commercial banking, commercial loan applications, preparing or reviewing business plans, business development, and/or experience in program management;
  • One (1) year of progressively responsible managerial experience; and
  • Demonstrated experience in federal program management.

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
  • Thorough knowledge of federally funded state grant and incentive programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of management methods and practices which includes managing, planning, assigning, and reviewing the work of professional and clerical staff in a variety of tasks.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative process which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
  • Working knowledge of automated information tracking systems.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and software applications.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in presentations and meeting facilitation.
  • Skill in long-range and short-range planning.
  • Ability to prepare reports. 
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to present information in a concise and organized manner.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.
  • 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. 

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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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