Regional Representative - West (Program Specialist IV)

Job #: 2024-33

  • TWC Job #: 16381674
  • Opening Date: 1/12/2024
  • Travel Required: 70%
  • Monthly Salary: $5,000.00 - $5,416.67
  • Position Location: West Texas Region
  • Group Step: B20
  • Class: 1573
  • Status: Open

Regional Representative – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Regional Representative (Program Specialist IV) to work in the Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) - Business and Community Development (BCD).

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 $5,000.00 - $5,416.67 a month ($60,000.00 - $65,000.04 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 complex (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work in the West Texas region. Provides support to regional businesses, economic development organizations, local, state, and federal units of government and other relevant constituents. Promotes business lead generation and job creation, expansions, and relocation of businesses to Texas.

West Texas area includes the following counties:











El Paso






Jeff Davis

















Tom Green




  • Provides consultation and technical assistance to businesses, economic development assistance staff, organizations, and related local, state, and federal units of government located in and outside the region.
  • Works with business prospects in identifying and locating financing, business sites, market and sales opportunities, and sources of supplies and raw materials in the region.
  • Works with regional economic development partners to support activities with the objective of promoting and sustaining economic growth throughout Texas.  Conducts and supports both marketing and training activities in line with prioritized objectives for the region.
  • Assists Business and Community Development with expansion and recruitment projects as needed, occasionally coordinating with businesses and regional economic development stakeholders during the engagement process.
  • Provides direction and coordination to businesses and regional economic development stakeholders in relation to the expansion and recruitment process.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in program planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of agency program(s) for the region.
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and prepares materials in response to requests for program information and stays informed about project performance in the region. 
  • Coordinates the marketing and presenting of programs to community and professional groups in the region to encourage interest in programs and to secure support for the programs.
  • Represents the agency at functions related to economic development activities and other OOG activities as needed in the region.

How You’ll Qualify                                       

Four (4) years of professional experience in business, economics, urban/regional planning, government, or a related field.

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 business administration, finance, accounting, economic development, economics, political science, public administration, or a related field.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes to use their knowledge and skills to see West Texas prosper.  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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