Research Specialist (Research Specialist V)

Job #: 2024-19

  • TWC Job #: 16304166
  • Opening Date: 11/21/2023
  • Travel Required: 5%
  • Monthly Salary: $6,083.34 - $6,579.42
  • Position Location: Austin
  • Group Step: B24
  • Class: 0608
  • Status: Open

Research Specialist – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Research Specialist (Research Specialist V) to work in the Economic Development & Tourism Office (EDT) – Business & Community Development.

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 Earn

The salary is $6,083.34 - $6,579.42 a month ($73,000.08 - $78,953.04 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’ll Do

This is a job that performs highly advanced research work to conduct and administer research projects related to the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Fund (TSIF) and the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Consortium (TSIC). Work involves planning, coordinating, and conducting economic studies and analyses; determining and evaluating economic factors relating to various programs and projects; and disseminating the collection of information pertinent to those analyses to provide information and assistance to staff, industry, constituents, local, state and federal units of government.

  • Plans the development, implementation, and monitoring of research projects related to the TSIF, the Texas CHIPS Office and other EDT programs as assigned.
  • Determines the scope and methodologies of research projects and areas to be evaluated.
  • Develops policies and procedures used in conducting and administering research, demonstration, and evaluation activities.
  • Develops quality assurance procedures and conducts quality assurance reviews on research projects.
  • Consults and provides technical advice on research methods and techniques.
  • Formulates and monitors long-range research objectives, programs, and priorities.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the impact of legislation, regulations, and policies affecting current research.
  • Plans, gathers, and interprets state and national economic and industrial data to develop, write, and coordinate selected agency and business research publications relating to the state economy and key industries for website content, print materials, and other agency purposes.
  • Implements and maintains quality standards and procedures for data gathering, analysis, writing, editing, and presentations.
  • Coordinates and supports research activities for the Texas CHIPS Office, the TSIC Executive Committee, members of the TSIC, and EDT.

How You’ll Qualify                                         

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business or public administration, economics, political science, statistical analysis, research methodology, or a related field; and
  • Five (5) years of professional experience in research and/or economic analysis.

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

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry or other advanced manufacturing industries.
  • Skill in using geographic information systems (GIS) software.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes to administer research projects for agency 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, or members of the 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.

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(512) 463-5873

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