Program Director (Manager VI)

Job #: 2024-29

  • TWC Job #: 16380378
  • Opening Date: 1/11/2024
  • Travel Required: 10%
  • Monthly Salary: $10,000.00-$10,500.00
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B27
  • Class: 1605
  • Status: Open

Program Director – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Program Director (Manger VI) to work in the Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) – Texas CHIPS 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 Earn

The salary is $10,000.00 - $10,500.00 a month ($120,000.00 - $126,000.00 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’ll Do

The Program Director works within the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT), and reports to Executive Director of the Texas CHIPS Office. Performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work administering the daily operations of the division, as well as assisting the Executive Director in organizing and delivering a comprehensive statewide strategic plan to achieve the objectives of Texas Semiconductor Innovation Consortium (TSIC) established in the HB 5174, marketed as the Texas CHIPS Act. Work involves establishing goals and objectives for effective management of divisional programs; developing policies, procedures, and guidelines; coordinating, evaluating, and monitoring the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Fund (TSIF), in meeting programmatic goals as well as statutory requirements; developing and evaluating budget requests; and working with staff, industry, constituents, local, state, and federal units of government, institutions of higher education, industry, and non-profit stakeholders to continue Texas’s leadership in chip research, design, and manufacturing. Supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Advises and assists the Executive Director in organizing and delivering a comprehensive statewide strategic plan and provides guidance and leadership as part of the Texas CHIPS Office management team.
  • Assists in all facets of the Texas CHIPS Office program management to include programmatic and financial oversight.
  • Oversees the development of required strategies, program plans and applications in coordination with the Executive Director.
  • Creates and recommends new initiatives and innovations related to workforce training and the development of a forum focused on education, research and development, and commercial production of semiconductors.
  • Develops and implements techniques for evaluating program activities; and identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations.
  • Solves complex problems or issues regarding management or administrative issues and systems.
  • Coordinates and oversees the writing of policy documents and presents actionable alternative analyses to support policy-making decisions in conjunction with the Executive Director. 
  • Works collaboratively with the OOG Divisions in developing policy documents specific to the growth of the semiconductor industry and develops analyses to support policy decisions.
  • Works closely with ED Finance and Research and Economic Analysis teams within EDT on analysis of prospective applicants for the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Fund.
  • Assists the Executive Director in staffing the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Consortium (TSIC) and the TSIC Executive Committee.
  • Assists in the development and/or review of reports, forms, training and operational manuals, and other administrative tools needed to assist the Texas CHIPS Office in administering divisional programs.
  • Interacts and collaborates with staff, industry, constituents, local, state, and federal units of government, institutions of higher education, industry, and non-profit stakeholders to facilitate program implementation and meet statutory goals.
  • Coordinates and supports program activities for the EDT, the Texas CHIPS Office, the TSIC Executive Committee, and members of the TSIC.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains financial and program controls to ensure compliance with statutes, regulations, guidelines, and policies.
  • Develops and evaluates budget requests and monitors budget expenditures as necessary.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the Office.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • 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, this job description is subject to change after a quorum of members of the TSIC Executive Committee are appointed.

How You’ll Qualify                                       

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, government, business, economics, political science, or a related field;
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in grant management, program management, strategic planning, and/or policy development; and
  • Two (2) years progressively responsible managerial experience.

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Certified as a Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM);
  • Experience managing economic development incentive programs; and
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry or other advanced manufacturing industries.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for an experienced professional who is skilled in effective program management and interested in enhancing semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing in the State of Texas. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

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

If not currently certified, must be able to obtain CTCM certification within one year of initial employment.

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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