Housekeeper (Program Specialist I)

Job #: 2024-50

  • TWC Job #: 16484401
  • Opening Date: 3/04/2024
  • Travel Required: N/A
  • Monthly Salary: $3,750.00 - $3,916.67
  • Position Location: Austin
  • Group Step: B17
  • Class: 1570
  • Status: Open

Housekeeper – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Housekeeper (Program Specialist I) to work in the Governor’s Mansion.

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 $3,750.00 - $3,916.67 a month ($45,000.00 - $47,000.04 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 routine (journey-level) work involving general housekeeping in the private quarters for the Governor’s family. Assists in all other housekeeping duties as needed.

  • In coordination with the Lead Mansion Steward and under the direction of the Mansion Administrator, performs housekeeping of the private family quarters of the Governor’s Mansion.
  • General housekeeping tasks: sweeping, mopping, dusting, cleaning kitchen and bathrooms, carpet maintenance and, making beds.
  • Family laundry and assists with laundry of household linens as needed.
  • Assists in identifying housekeeping needs.
  • Assists with food service and kitchen maintenance as needed.
  • Assists with Mansion maintenance as needed.
  • Assists lead Mansion Steward with event preparations as needed, which may require additional hours.
  • Requisitions and distributes supplies and equipment; maintains records of supplies used.

How You’ll Qualify

  • High school graduate or equivalent; and
  • Four (4) years of housekeeping experience.

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

You’re a Great Fit with

Must be able to work flexible hours in conjunction with the schedule of the Mansion and First Family.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes performing general housekeeping work and has experience in the care and cleaning of historic home and museum quality furnishings. 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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