The Texas General Land Office is a challenging, rewarding, and exciting place to work!
For your convenience, computer access is available in the Human Resources division (1700 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas) to access www.WorkInTexas.com. You may also find computers in local Texas Workforce Commission offices and public libraries.
You can register with www.WorkInTexas.com, search for state jobs, and submit your application electronically. For more information about registering with www.WorkInTexas.com and submitting an electronic application, you can refer to the Frequently Asked Questions. WorkInTexas.com also operates a Message Center that allows you to email them with your specific questions or problems registering or searching for jobs.
If you have questions about job postings, you may contact the Land Office at 512-475-1390 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing impaired individuals may contact our office via TDD at 512-463-5330.
Applicants may be required to providecollege transcripts, licenses, certifications, or other credentials. Photocopies will be accepted. If required, you will be given instructions on how to submit this documentation.
Some positions require a writing sample as part of the application. The requirement will be stated in the job posting. If a writing sample is required, please email your writing sample to us at email@example.com, fax it to 512-475-1555, mail a hard copy to the Texas General Land Office, Human Resources, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or deliver a hard copy to the Land Office Human Resources Division, 1700 N. Congress Ave., Room 730, Austin, Texas 78701.
When providing your writing sample, you must identify the posting number for which you have applied. If the Land Office has not received a required writing sample as instructed above, the application may be considered incomplete. Applications that are incomplete when a posting closes will not be considered.
Foreign credentials may be required to be evaluated by an acceptable foreign credential evaluation service. To be acceptable to the Land Office, foreign evaluation services must either be a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or acceptable to the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.
The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) administers Texas state employee benefits, including health and other insurance options, retirement plan, TexFlex (a tax-savings flexible benefit program), and Texa$aver (401(k) and 457 investment accounts program). You may learn more about the benefits package offered to GLO employees at the ERS web site:http://www.ers.state.tx.us/Employees/.
The GLO encourages employee development through a training program designed to enhance employees' knowledge, skills, and abilities, promote productivity and efficiency, and prepare employees for higher-level responsibility. With a variety of training topics and formats, GLO employees are given a wide range of training opportunities to help them improve their performance and meet their career goals.
The Texas General Land Office is dedicated to a workplace that values differences and respect of each other at all levels of the organization.
The Texas General Land Office believes in work life balance for our employees. To this end, the Land Office strives to maintain an environment that is supportive of work/life balance issues including: allowing flexible work schedules and telework arrangements where appropriate and consistent with business need and celebrating diversity through the many educational and entertaining activities of the Land Office's active Cultural Awareness Council.
The Land Office is a designated mother friendly work site facility by the Texas Health Department. We encourage and support breastfeeding by allowing for a flexible work schedule when needed for breast milk expression and by providing a private room and storage facilities for new mothers.
EEO and ADA
The Texas General Land Office/Veteran's Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any requests for accommodation needed during the application process should be directed to the Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources.
The General Land Office 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.
The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.
Federal law requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Land Office will not sponsor any person for work authorization.
The Land Office is a nonsmoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
In compliance with the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Land Office compensates overtime work through time off in lieu of payment.
A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position.
If you are selected for interview, the hiring division will contact you to schedule an interview. Interviewed applicants will be required to complete a criminal conviction check authorization form.
The Land Office adheres to the common-law doctrine of at-will employment and there is no implied contract of employment. The agency's hiring process, policies, manuals and procedures do not constitute terms of an express or implied employment agreement and do not create any property right in employment. No employee of the agency has the authority to enter into a contractual agreement regarding employment with any other employee of the agency.