Press Assistant (Administrative Assistant IV)

Job #: 2024-28

  • TWC Job #: 16360526
  • Opening Date: 1/05/2024
  • Travel Required: N/A
  • Monthly Salary: $4,166.67 - $4,583.34
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: A15
  • Class: 0156
  • Status: Open

Press Assistant – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Press Assistant (Administrative Assistant IV) to work in the Communications Division.

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 $4,166.67 - $4,583.34 a month ($50,000.04 - $55,000.08 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 complex (senior-level) administrative support work. Ensures seamless administrative and daily office operations, including effective management of information, files, records, business correspondence, office supplies and equipment, travel, and schedules.

  • Compiles and sends news coverage to agency staff daily and alerts breaking and relevant news throughout the day.
  • Drafts and edits press releases and media advisories; sends press releases, media advisories, and appointment notices.
  • Provides administrative, office, and clerical support, including production of correspondence, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, and reports.
  • Facilitates communication and dissemination of information among Communication Division staff as authorized, and between the OOG and the media, including telephone support and mailings.
  • Maintains press records and makes website edits.
  • Monitors and maintains adequate and well-organized office supplies, materials and equipment. Performs inventory and property management support duties as required.
  • Manages office systems and databases, including maintaining secure centralized administrative files, mailing lists, databases, and shared files.
  • Timely files, copies, distributes, and otherwise processes business records, documents and mail.
  • Manages, organizes, schedules, and supports logistics and administrative details of agency meetings, calendars, and press conferences.
  • Provides administrative support for special events, projects, and crises, including evening, weekends, and/or holidays as needed.

How You’ll Qualify                                       

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; and
  • Four (4) years of administrative or program support experience in a high-volume customer service environment, or technical program area.

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

You’re a Great Fit with

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in journalism, communications, business administration, government, or public administration.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for an individual who excels at customer service and administrative support. 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.

Contact Human Resources

(512) 463-5873

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