Posted 11/5/2020

Houston-Galveston Area Council Overview

Home to more than 7 million people, the Houston-Galveston region is one of the fastest growing and most diverse regions in the country. Making sure the region remains one of the nation’s leading places to live, work, and prosper doesn’t just happen—it takes planning and partnerships.

The Houston-Galveston Area Council serves as a forum where the region’s leaders and decision-makers come together to address local and regional issues related to transportation, the environment, public safety, aging, community planning, workforce training, and economic development. To support these efforts, the Houston-Galveston Area Council employs a robust team whose members are highly qualified, resourceful, and passionate about enhancing the region’s quality of life.

If you are looking for a career where you can help make a difference in urban, suburban, and rural communities, the Houston-Galveston Area Council has exciting opportunities for you. Learn more about why the Houston-Galveston Area Council is the right place for you to learn, grow, and excel.


Perform complex legislative work. Work involves serving as a liaison between the Houston-Galveston Area Council, member and nonmember governments, state agencies and governmental and legislative entities. May provide guidance to others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Examples of work include

  • Participates in agency activities related to council meetings, commissioners court meetings the state legislative session, legislative hearings, and meetings with elected officials, legislative staff, and other liaisons.
  • Coordinates agency interaction with local municipalities, counties, state, and federal agencies.
  • Coordinates responses to legislative inquiries and reviews and edits legislative correspondence.
  • Monitors county and city agendas, and standing and interim committee schedules, and communicates relevant information to agency management.
  • Monitors upcoming elections and subsequent results and provides analysis on impacts to the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the region.
  • Prepares report summaries of meetings and hearings. Assists with preparing reports on newly enacted laws and pending, local, state and federal legislation.
  • Prepares talking points, and other relevant information needed for meetings with elected officials.
  • Assists with developing proper protocol and procedures for communicating with legislators and staff.
  • May identify a need for, develop, schedule, and conduct legislative training for employees within an agency.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


The successful candidate will have at a minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field of study
  • Five (5) years of experience working with local government, nonprofit programs, federal and state legislative processes and state government administration
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
  • General understanding of the role and function of a regional planning commission.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in Political Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field of study
  • Eight (8) years of experience working with Federal, State, or local government, or nonprofit organizations.
  • Experience working with the federal or state legislature, legislative staff, county or city government.

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H-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.  

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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Houston-Galveston Area Council, Timmons Lane, Houston, TX, USA