Executive Director (Director VII)
Job #: 2024-08
- TWC Job #: 16256618
- Opening Date: 10/20/2023
- Travel Required: Up to 30%
- Position Location: Austin
- Group Step: B32
- Class: 1626
- Status: Open
Under direction from the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Consortium Executive Committee and in close collaboration with the Executive Director of the Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) of the Office of the Governor (OOG), the Executive Director will provide direction to the Texas CHIPS Office within EDT to oversee the implementation of the Texas CHIPS Act. The Act establishes the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Consortium (TSIC) and the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Fund (TSIF), which were created to plan, develop, and enhance semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing in the State of Texas. The Executive Director performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work and provides direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning of the Texas CHIPS Office. Work involves organizing and delivering a state strategic plan; establishing goals and objectives; developing policies, procedures, and guidelines; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities and/or business functions; and reviewing and approving budgets within the Texas CHIPS Office. Supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
- Provides direction, guidance, and oversees daily operations and programs of the Texas CHIPS Office (the Division).
- Develops and oversees a comprehensive statewide strategic plan to achieve the objectives of TSIC established in the Texas CHIPS Act. Ensures the creation of biennial reports to the governor and the Legislative Budget Board about Division activities.
- Develops, establishes, and implements goals and objectives consistent with the Division’s legislative mandates and strategic plan, and develops standards for achieving those goals.
- Implements the Division’s purpose to sustain Texas leadership in advanced semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing; to leverage the expertise and capacity of institutions of higher education, industry, and non-profit stakeholders to ensure ongoing semiconductor innovation; attract public and private investment in the state related to research, development, commercialization, and manufacturing of semiconductors; identify and expand opportunities for workforce training and development; and establish a forum for public and private stakeholders across the semiconductor manufacturing industry within the state to focus on education, research and development, and commercial production.
- Manages and administers the TSIF program to provide funds to state entities and institutions of higher education as matches for semiconductor manufacturing and design projects and to award grants to private businesses with an established presence within the state of Texas to encourage economic development related to semiconductor manufacturing and design.
- Works collaboratively with other divisions within the OOG, particularly with EDT and its Executive Director, and the TSIC Executive Committee to accomplish the work of the TSIC, including planning and policy development.
- Represents the OOG, EDT, and the Texas CHIPS Office at business meetings, hearings, legislative sessions, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees. Serves as a contact with stakeholders.
- Analyzes proposed federal and state legislation for impact on Division operations, stakeholders, and related policy matters.
- Responds to legislative inquiries and requests for information and participates in developing legislative appropriation requests.
- Oversees and/or prepares program budgets and reviews and approves major expenditures; and ensures that requirements of funding sources are met.
- Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence, and clarity when representing the OOG.
- Maintains regular work schedule.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Note: The TSIC Executive Committee has the statutory authority to appoint the Executive Director and determine the job’s title, functions, duties, powers, and salary. Accordingly, the job description is subject to change after a quorum of members of the TSIC Executive Committee are appointed.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree;
- Experience and knowledge of the semiconductor industry through active recruitment of semiconductor projects as an economic developer or managing a trade association; or operations of a semiconductor business; and
- Seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience.
Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.
- Undergraduate degree with a focus on semiconductor design, engineering, and manufacturing and/or business administration; and
- Advanced degree in semiconductor technology, semiconductor engineering, advanced manufacturing and design, or industrial technology.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
- Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program activities.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
- Knowledge of budget processes, which includes developing and monitoring budgets.
- Knowledge of the legislative process, which includes analysis and interpretation of legislation.
- Skill in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support the overall strategic plan.
- Skill in verbal and written communication.
- Ability to establish goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.
- Ability to direct and organize programs and activities.
- Ability to make decisions affecting operations.
- Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
- Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
- Ability to prepare concise reports.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to convey complex ideas and concepts.
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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