STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group B25
Class No. 1882
GOVERNOR’S ADVISOR III
Performs highly complex (senior-level) consulting, advising, and analysis work. Work involves serving as a liaison to state agencies in designated specialty areas, coordinating the review and analysis of 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 and legal issues. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Coordinates research projects and recommends information necessary for strategic planning and operations.
Advises staff in project planning, organization, and implementation.
Performs statewide planning and policy development.
Recommends new and globally competitive ways of doing business in Texas.
Reviews and recommends fiscal and regulatory policy issues.
Reviews and analyzes state agencies’ budget requests, strategic planning and policy development documents, and legislation.
Provides specialized budget, policy, planning, and technical advice to the Governor or designee.
Monitors agency appropriations and operations.
Assists with planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating programs.
May establish goals and objectives, and develop and approve schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals.
May monitor programs and determine where further research is required.
May provide legislative testimony.
May supervise the work of 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 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 supervise the work of others.
State Auditor’s Office