Deputy Executive Director (Director V)

Job #: TSC-03

  • TWC Job #: 16670662
  • Opening Date: 7/09/2024
  • Travel Required: 20%
  • Monthly Salary: $9,583.34 - $15,971.58
  • Position Location: Austin
  • Group Step: B30
  • Class: 1624
  • Status: Open

Deputy Executive Director – Austin, Texas

The Texas Space Commission is looking for a Deputy Executive Director (Director V) to work in the Texas Space Commission.

Who We Are

The Texas Space Commission works to promote innovation in the field of space operations and commercial aerospace opportunities, including the integration of space, aeronautics, and aviation industries into the Texas economy. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $9,583.34 - $15,039.59 a month ($115,000.08 - $180,475.08 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 advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and implementation processes. Work involves analyzing, evaluating, and monitoring records, reports, policies, contracts, and agreements to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies.

  • Provides reports to the Executive Director.
  • Assists the Executive Director with staffing for Commission activities.
  • Assists the Executive Director with the coordination of Commission programs and operations.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence, and clarity when representing the Commission.
  • Assists the Executive Director with the identification of staff development and training requirements.
  • Represents the Executive Director at business meetings, conferences, and seminars or panels.
  • Monitors goals and objectives consistent with the Commission’s legislative mandates and strategic plan.
  • Oversees the preparation, publication, and dissemination of statistical and policy related reports and publications.
  • Serves as a contact with stakeholders designated by the Executive Director.
  • Works collaboratively with the Office of the Governor and other state agencies to accomplish the work of the Commission.
  • Coordinates with and serves as liaison between the Executive Director and legislative offices.
  • Participates in activities related to the legislative process including responding to legislative requests for information.
  • Analyzes proposed federal and state legislation for impact on Commission operations, stakeholders, and related policy matters.
  • Assist with developing and implementing procedures for administration of the Space Exploration and Aeronautics Research Fund.

How You’ll Qualify                                         

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible management, leadership, or public policy experience relevant to assignment, to include academia, commercial sector, federal and/or state government.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop academic, commercial, military, or governmental partnerships or coalitions.

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

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Experience with establishing new state agency programs.
  • Advanced degree in a field relevant to aerospace or economic development.
  • Certified as a Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM).
  • Extensive knowledge of space, aeronautics, and aviation industries in the State of Texas.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes to conduct strategic operations and implementation processes. 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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