The State Office of Risk Management (Office) is diverse and inclusive state agency looking for an Agency Liaison to serve as a vital link between the agency and its constituency – the legislature, state entities, the media, and the public. In this role, you will act as the direct point of contact for the agency and establish and maintain relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable on the mission areas of the Office (enterprise risk management, insurance services, continuity of operations, and workers’ compensation), and can speak with expertise on behalf of the Office.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are vital to this role as you will represent the Office when engaging with the Texas Legislature, Governor’s Office, Legislative Budget Board, Texas Department of Insurance, and other entities. You will work with the Director of Agency Relations and executive management to develop a legislative agenda, coordinate schedules, prepare written testimony, and attend hearings. You will track, monitor, and research all legislation that could potentially impact agency missions and provide regular updates to executive leadership on any bills that may require action. You will also be responsible for drafting appropriate formal written responses to legislative and media inquiries with the highest level of discretion.
The Office’s unique culture embraces communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We hire results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with a strong desire to help our clients, and one another, succeed. The Office continually seeks to enhance the agency’s expertise and service by hiring talented people whose aspirations align with our vision. If you are a service-minded professional looking for the stability of state service, we would love to visit with you. As a state employee, you are automatically enrolled in the state’s retirement plan, and are eligible for additional
health insurance benefits.
This position reports directly to the Director of Agency Relations in the Executive Administration Division and works regularly with executive leadership.
Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Agency Liaison (Agency Liaison; 23-0202 PDF) position and apply below.
The State Office of Risk Management is a unique state agency with an environment of creativity and collaboration. Our employees appreciate the warm atmosphere, mutual respect, progressive approach, engagement, and genuine community that comes from truly caring about each other and what we can do together. We don’t do silos, and your voice and happiness is as important as your skill. We take pride in our mission, our colleagues, and our belonging.
Advantages of working with SORM:
- Casual dress code
- Open and accepting environment
- Wellness and employee engagement activities
- Much more.
Advantages of working for the State:
- State Medical/dental/vision benefits
- Free downtown parking
- Employee Assistance Program from legal services to mental health
- Transit discounts
- State discounts are offered at many stores, hotels, cell phone service providers, and more!
The Texas State Office of Risk Management is administratively attached to the Office of the Attorney General and is governed by a five-member Board. The Office is charged by law to administer insurance services obtained by Texas state agencies, including the self-insured government employees workers’ compensation insurance program and the state risk management programs. Its mission is to enable State of Texas agencies to protect their employees, the general public, and the State’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
How to Apply
You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career System.
Or, you can mail a State of Texas application (Word) to:
- Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management
- State Office of Risk Management
- P.O. Box 13777
- Austin, TX 78711-3777
Applicants may direct inquiries to Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org.