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Texas Broadband Development Office - Policy Analyst

Company: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About UsThe Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts was recently named #8th best places to work in Austin by the Austin American Statesman. We are proud of the work we do serving Texans!The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts manages funds for the world's 11th largest economy, processes millions of paper and electronic tax returns each year and continually searches for innovative solutions to streamline operations at one of Texas' largest state agencies. The Comptroller is the chief steward of the state's finances, acting as tax collector, chief accountant, chief revenue estimator and chief treasurer for all of state government, in addition to administering a number of other programs.The Texas Comptroller announced the creation of the newly established Texas Broadband Office as established by House Bill 5 during the 87th Legislative session. The Texas Broadband Development Office (BDO) will award grants, low-interest loans and other financial incentives to internet service providers who expand access to broadband service in underserved areas.Please note: We do not accept Indeed applications. All interested and qualified applicants can review the posting and apply by visiting CAPPS link below:Closing Date:: Nov 5, 2021, 11:59:00 PMDIVISION: Data Analysis and Transparency % Texas Broadband Development OfficeGENERAL DESCRIPTION:Performs advanced (senior-level) consultative services, technical assistance work, and policy analysis work, including research and writing. Work involves being current on state and federal broadband expansion policies as well as assisting the Broadband Development Office by planning, developing, and implementing financial assistance programs and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Tasks include coordinating with stakeholders, identifying funding opportunities, participating in the grant administration process, and providing policy insight to staff and leadership. May serve as a lead worker providing direction to others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.WORK HOURS:40 hours a week between the hours of 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend hours. Hours may change based on business needs, especially during legislative sessions. Applicant will be required to work in office 2 days/week, days may vary. The applicant may need to report to the office with little notice, as business necessitates. Travel reimbursements are not provided.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-Supports the Broadband Development Office's (BDO) policy research work in multiple areas, including the office's technical assistance support provided to local governments, nonprofits and industry stakeholders seeking to implement broadband expansion. Maintains current knowledge of legislation and efforts by federal, state, and local governments related to broadband expansion efforts. Conducts program research by analyzing policy, regulations, and administrative data sets. Makes recommendations to office management.-Assists the BDO's leadership staff with project management, including planning, coordination, and administration, of initiatives instrumental to broadband expansion in the state, access, adoption, and use to high speed internet. Works directly with local partners to support broadband expansion, and contributes to the design, research, preparation, and execution of the state broadband plan.-Identifies and communicates funding opportunities authorized for broadband expansion, programs for adoption and digital literacy. Monitors timelines and provides support for grants or other financial incentive activities related to the BDO. Estimates and reports on expected time of completion of work, maintains records of work accomplished, time expended and prepares reports.-Represents the BDO before policymakers, nonprofits, and industry stakeholders at meetings, policy events, roundtables, and conferences. -Testifies at hearings and legislative meetings. Drafts and reviews legislation, as requested by management. Drafts fiscal notes and determines administrative costs for pending legislation, as requested by management. Monitors legislative hearings of interest as appropriateQualificationsEDUCATION:Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degreePREFERRED EDUCATION:Graduate degree in business administration, public administration, government, engineering, economics, political science, research methodology, social science, or related fieldEXPERIENCE:Five (5) years of experience in the public or private sector working as a policy analyst, or a similar position, utilizing analytical research and problem-solving skillsPREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • working in either the telecommunications industry or any organization involved with broadband deployment.
  • researching within the technology policy field, with a focus on telecommunications.
  • writing academic or policy documents.
  • federal, state, and local strategic planning services for broadband expansion.
  • grant management methodologies, specifically development, awarding and oversight.
  • liaising with stakeholders to determine needs, concerns, and viewpoints for the purpose of developing project goals.
  • strong interpersonal and verbal skills.
  • exceptional written skills
  • supervising and coaching staff.
  • managing projects from inception to completion.
  • PMP certification is preferred but not requiredSUBSTITUTIONS:A graduate degree may substitute for two years of required experience.LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) certification or must be obtained within first six (6) months of employmentThank you for considering employment at the Comptroller of Public Accounts! The Comptroller's office is an equal employment opportunity employer.Job Type: Full-timePay: $60,000.00 - $72,000.00 per yearBenefits:
    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Parental leave
    • Professional development assistance
    • Retirement plan
    • Vision insuranceSchedule:
      • 8 hour shift
      • Day shift
      • Monday to FridayWork Location: One location

Keywords: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin , Texas Broadband Development Office - Policy Analyst, Administration, Clerical , Austin, Texas

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