Governor’s Advisor (Article I/IV) Governor’s Advisor IV

Job #: 2024-53

  • TWC Job #: 16503986
  • Opening Date: 3/15/2024
  • Travel Required: 5%
  • Monthly Salary: $8,333.34 - $10,000.00
  • Position Location: Austin
  • Group Step: B27
  • Class: 1883
  • Status: Open

Governor’s Advisor (Article I and Article IV) – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Governor’s Advisor IV (Article I and Article IV) to work in the Budget and Policy 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 $8,333.34 - $10,000.00 a month ($100,000.08 - $120,000.00 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

This is a job that performs advanced (senior-level) consulting, advising and analysis work related to Article I and Article IV of the General Appropriations Act, focusing primarily on judicial and civil law policy, as needed to support and disseminate the Governor’s statewide agenda. Governor’s Advisors remain on-call, including on short notice, during legislative sessions, nights, weekends, and holidays for all related business matters relating to the work of the Budget and Policy Division.

  • Assigned as team lead focused on Article I and Article IV of the General Appropriations Act.
  • Assists agency executives, boards, senior staff, the Texas Legislature, and other stakeholders in researching, evaluating, and preparing comprehensive analyses of state agency budgets, proposed budget revisions, reports, issuing briefs, and flawless written materials on complex state fiscal, policy and programmatic issues.
  • Analyzes budget decision ramifications.
  • Monitors implementation of major legislation from legislative sessions.
  • Evaluates legislation results to develop focus areas for future legislative sessions.
  • Provides superior technical and programmatic assistance and leadership to state agency executives as required to clearly disseminate and successfully implement the Governor’s budget and policy priorities statewide.
  • Assists the Governor and his executive team in program planning, development, and implementation.
  • Conducts benchmarking studies, surveys, inspections, and reviews as required to evaluate and determine compliance with certification requirements, applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Evaluates agency operations and business issues and prepares timely and factual reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Assists agency executives and boards in implementing, overseeing, and evaluating procedural and/or policy changes.
  • Assists in the preparation of administrative reports, studies, and specialized research projects.      
  • Engages community and professional groups through public speaking and demonstrated leadership as needed to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in state programs and to achieve local success for the Governor’s statewide initiatives and programs.
  • Identifies gaps in resources and recommends improvements. Develops sound action plans to improve existing programs and start new initiatives.
  • Leads and actively contributes in the development of OOG and statewide policy and procedure manuals.
  • Speaks to complex policy, planning and programmatic issues with clarity.

How You’ll Qualify

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible budget, policy and/or specialized programmatic experience.

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 law school and current member of the bar in good standing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in and around the Texas Legislature.
  • Demonstrated skills in advanced research, policy analysis, writing and public presentations.
  • Experience conducting policy research, data analysis, and fiscal analysis; and
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills, an understanding of complex public finance issues, and an overarching interest in advancing strategic budget and policy initiatives.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes to provide superior customer service, including complex technical assistance, to the Legislature, senior staff, other state agencies and constituents.  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.

Texas State Bar License in good standing or licensure in good standing in another state with demonstrated ability to obtain Texas licensure soon after joining the office.


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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