Office of the Governor Rick Perry

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Program Specialist V

Job #: 2014-35
TWC Job #: 4972899
Opening Date: 04/08/2014
Closing Date: Until Closed
Travel Required: 20%
Monthly Salary: *$3,944.25- $4,583.33
Position Location: 1100 San Jacinto, State Insurance Building
Group Step: B21
Class: 1574

*Salary Commensurate With Experience


The Program Coordinator is assigned to the Office of the Governor’s (OOG) Criminal Justice Division (CJD) and reports to the Director of Texas Crime Stoppers.  Performs advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work.  Work involves planning, developing, and implementing agency program(s) and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, and the general public.  Performs a variety of outreach, government relations and development activities to promote statewide initiatives of the Texas Crime Stoppers Council (Council).  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Works collaboratively with the Council and the OOG's Criminal Justice Division to tactfully execute program strategies, goals and responsibilities.
  • Develops, plans, and implements outreach and promotional strategies in coordination with the Council that encourage and assist in the creation of crime stoppers organizations, encourage persons to report information about criminal acts, inform the public of the functions of crime stoppers organizations, and increase the flow of information to and between law enforcement agencies.
  • Oversees and promotes the development of crime stopper organizations across the state.
  • Oversees and promotes program to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in Texas Crime Stoppers initiatives.
  • Analyzes, recommends, designs, and edits promotional materials.
  • Coordinates and evaluates the preparation and distribution of organizational publications, informational releases, and educational materials.
  • Oversees and serves as point of contact for and provides technical assistance to local crime stopper organizations.
  • Coordinates and implements the certification process and monitoring of court fees for crime stopper organizations.
  • Coordinates communication related to the Texas Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives program.
  • Develops program guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, regulations and strategies.
  • Develops and reviews agency reports, forms, manuals, and other administrative tools needed to promote or assist Crime Stopper organizations.
  • Develops training and operational manuals, educational materials and information.
  • Prepares, conducts, and facilitates meetings, presentations, conferences, and training and technical assistance opportunities
  • Coordinates with other criminal justice, nonprofit, advocacy, and corporate entities to further the mission of Crime Stoppers.
  • Develops and maintains web content and promote program using social media strategies.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.



Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in marketing, public relations, media relations, communications, business administration or related field plus four (4) years progressively responsible professional experience. Experience with state and local governments, media relations and campaigns, and nonprofit management is preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


To apply, you may download the uniform State Employment Application or request an application from the Office of the Governor Human Resources Division, State Insurance Building, 1100 San Jacinto, Room 2.300, Austin, Texas, 78701. If required in this posting, copies of college transcripts must be provided concurrent with application for further applicant consideration. For additional information, please call 512- 463-5873, or visit our agency's website. Dial 7-1-1 for Relay Services.

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:

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Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should contact 512-463-5873 and ask to speak to the Office of the Governor's Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator 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.