Human Resources Specialist (Human Resources Specialist I)

Trabajo No.: 2024-30

  • No. de trabajo TWC: 16381504
  • Fecha de apertura: 1/12/2024
  • Requiere viajar: N/A
  • Salario mensual: $3,666.67 - $4,000.00
  • Ubicación de puesto: Austin
  • Paso de grupo: B15
  • Clase: 1729
  • Status: Open

Human Resources Specialist – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor (OOG) is looking for a Human Resources Specialist (Human Resources Specialist I) to work in the Human Resources 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 $3,666.67 - $4,000.00 a month ($44,000.04 - $48,000.00 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

Performs entry-level human resources management work. Work involves assisting in the administration of human resources management programs (recruitment and selection, compensation, classification, employee relations, and/or benefits).

  • Assists in performing agency switchboard duties - greets visitors, answers general questions, and directs callers to proper staff, logs in visitors and monitors entry doors. Maintains a professional demeanor even in difficult situations.
  • Independently and correctly prioritizes calls and emerging issues to determine when prompt, higher-level OOG follow-up action may be required. Demonstrates sustained knowledge of OOG issues and press releases and matters of public interest.
  • Maintains personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements and under the direction of the HR Director.
  • Requests, processes, and routes service awards and birthday certificates to OOG staff.
  • Ensures State, Federal, and OSHA required labor law posters and notices are up-to-date and properly posted in the workplace.
  • Updates and maintains information, forms, and links on the internal and external HR websites.
  • Prepares and maintains standard operating procedures for the division.
  • Enters data for departmental reports as approved by the HR Director.
  • Serves as the Additional Duty Safety Officer (ADSO) for the division.
  • Serves as the Public Information Request (PIR) Coordinator for HR, IS, and Support Services. Maintains compliance with strict PIR timelines. Distributes PIR notices, collects data, and replies in timely fashion.
  • Serves as the backup Records Management Coordinator for the division. Maintains human resources automated systems, files, and records.
  • Serves as backup for travel and purchasing for the division.

How You’ll Qualify                                         

One (1) year of professional experience in human resources administration or a related staff services function (i.e., benefits, compliance, employee relations, recruiting, compensation, training and development, workers’ comp, performance management, and/or change management).

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

Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resource Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), or Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification may substitute for two (2) years of experience; or

A Human Resources Certificate from a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) or by the United States Department of Education (USDE) may substitute for one (1) year of experience.

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in human resources, business administration, management, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in state government.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes to assist with human resources management work. 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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