STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group B23
Class No. 1881
GOVERNOR’S ADVISOR II
Performs complex (journey-level) consulting, advising, and analysis work. Work involves serving as a liaison to state agencies in designated specialty areas, reviewing and analyzing state agencies’ policies and budgets for effective and efficient operations, keeping the Governor or designee informed, and advising the Governor or designee on pending legislation. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Represents the Governor in negotiation and planning with governmental authorities.
Conducts research projects and provides information necessary for strategic planning and operations.
Provides expertise and advises the Governor or designee in specialty areas such as education, agriculture and conservation, criminal justice, economic development, environment, health and human services, transportation, or general government.
Provides complex budget, policy, planning, and technical advice to the Governor or designee.
Provides economic, budget, and policy analyses and subject matter expertise to state agencies.
Works closely with other state agencies to ensure efficient and effective operations and compliance with policies and procedures.
Reviews agency budgets, analyzes budget requests, and responds to budgetary inquiries from the Legislature.
Researches and analyzes new and globally competitive ways of doing business in Texas.
Researches, composes, and proposes fiscal and regulatory policy issues.
Prepares budget requests, strategic planning and policy development documents, and legislation.
Assists in project planning, organization, and implementation.
Assists with statewide planning and policy development.
May train others.
Performs related work as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Experience in working with the state legislature and the U.S. Congress, legislative staff, or research services. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, finance, accounting, economics, political science, law, or a field relevant to assignment is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the state and federal legislative process; and of state agency budgets, policies, and programs.
Skill in compiling, evaluating, and presenting legislative information; in problem-solving and negotiating; and in policy analysis and research.
Ability to analyze issues, to work under pressure and meet close deadlines, to communicate effectively, and to train others.
State Auditor’s Office