Project Development Coordinator (Program Specialist IV-V)

Job #: 2024-65

  • TWC Job #: 16574039
  • Opening Date: 5/07/2024
  • Travel Required: Up to 25%
  • Monthly Salary: $5,000.00 - $5,858.34
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B20 - B21
  • Class: 1573 - 1574
  • Status: Open

Project Development Coordinator – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Project Development Coordinator (Program Specialist IV-V) to work in the Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) – Business and Community Development.

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 - $5,858.34 a month ($60,000.00 - $70,300.08 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 to advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Provides support and direction to businesses, economic development organizations and local, state, and federal units of government. This position assists both international and domestic businesses and their representatives in the site selection process, disseminates leads and project requirements to qualified Texas economic development organizations and coordinates the project development with the regional specialists—resulting in the creation of new jobs and investment in Texas.

  • Coordinates with qualified business prospects across a variety of industries, and their representatives, through all phases of the site selection process.
  • Disseminates business leads to economic development organizations across the state, assisting in the identification of suitable business sites and recommending available state funding support.
  • Determines and packages the needs of business prospects to include site location information. 
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and prepares materials in response to requests for project information and maintains status on project performance. 
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance to businesses, economic development organizations, and related local, state, and federal units of government located in and outside the region.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation for business prospects. 
  • Serves as liaison to allies statewide, including chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, regional groups, and other state agencies. 
  • Assists in the execution of marketing strategies to attract industry domestically and globally.
  • Represents the agency at functions related to economic development activities and other OOG activities as needed.  
  • Assists with planning and execution of EDT business development initiatives and missions.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence, and clarity when representing the office.
  • Engages in public speaking to a wide range of audiences in a variety of forums.
  • Maintains status on project performance and reports updates as frequently as directed. 
  • Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested.
  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.

How You’ll Qualify                                       

Program Specialist IV

Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience.

Program Specialist V

Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Salary and position level will be based on experience and demonstrated skills.

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business, international trade, economics, economic development, urban or regional planning, commercial real estate, political science, government, marketing, communications, or a related field.
  • Completion of Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC).

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who has experience assisting businesses and who would like to create opportunities for economic development growth in Texas. 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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