STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B27

Class No. 1883

GOVERNOR’S ADVISOR IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) consulting, advising, and analysis work. Work involves serving as a liaison to state agencies in designated specialty areas, overseeing 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 assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees research projects and recommends information necessary for strategic planning and operations.

Oversees staff in project planning, organization, and implementation.

Oversees and participates in 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, and keeps the Governor or designee informed on pending legislation and legal issues.

Monitors agency appropriations and operations.

Monitors programs and determines where further research is required.

Plans, implements, oversees, monitors, and evaluates programs.

Establishes goals and objectives, and develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals.

May provide legislative testimony.

May assign and/or 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 assign and/or supervise the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17