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Public Relations Liaison

The Public Relations Liaison serves as the liaison between the agency and; other governmental entities, the public, and the Texas state legislature. Agency culture is key, so this person is expected to engage and connect internally with staff at SORM as well as externally with legislative, client, and media contacts. This person will form and maintain relationships with client state agencies and institutions of higher education and serve as an advocate for all key mission areas of SORM: continuity of operations (COOP), risk management, insurance services, and workers’ compensation claims management. As the public relations coordinator, the liaison officer will promote the public brand and image of the agency, and field all media inquiries.As a legislative liaison, this person will serve as a direct contact for the agency with the Governor’s Office, Legislative Budget Board, Texas Department of Insurance, and other entities, and will monitor all legislation that could potentially impact the agency and provide regular updates to executive management on any bills that may require action. This person reports directly to the Director of Public Relations in the Executive Administration Division.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Public Relations Liaison (Government Relations Specialist I; PDF) position and apply below.

The Office

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.

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.

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 Section.

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 linda.griffin@sorm.texas.gov.

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