Economic Development Finance Specialist (Program Specialist IV)

Job #: 2023-65

  • TWC Job #: 15932821
  • Opening Date: 4/11/2023
  • Travel Required: 10%
  • Monthly Salary: $4,900.00-$5,500.00/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B20
  • Class: 1573
  • Status: Open

Economic Development Finance Specialist – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for an experienced Economic Development Finance Specialist (Program Specialist IV) to work in the Economic Development and Tourism Office.

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol complex in Austin.

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs technical assistance work, provides consultative services, and makes recommendations to staff, industry, constituents, lending institutions, and local, state and federal governments. You will be called on to prepare financial reports and assist in the planning and coordinating of economic development projects and lending activities.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $4,900.00 - $5,500.00 a month ($58,800.00 - $66,000.00 a year).

Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more:

What You Need to Get Hired

  • Four (4) years of professional experience in business administration, finance, accounting, economic development, economics, political science, public administration, or a related field (experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis).
  • Knowledge of banking, lending, financial statements, implementation and administration of finance programs, and knowledge of investment management, including local, state, and federal laws and regulations
  • Experience developing and administering financial programs.
  • Experience in developing and engaging business prospects and communities in identifying financing for product development, job growth, and retention.
  • Proven ability to perform an array of technical, training, research, planning, program assessment, and administrative activities for financial programs.
  • Proven ability to perform accurate accounting practices, as needed, to support financial reporting.

Other Things We’ll be Looking For            

  • Experience advising on matters related to financial contracts, third party business agreements, etc.
  • Experience working with data related to private business, local units of government, and non-profit organizations.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for an experienced professional who likes to perform consultative services and technical assistance for financial programs. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

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.

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

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.

Contact Human Resources

(512) 463-5873

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