Assistant Attorney General III-IV 21-0531

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Houston, TX
30+ days ago

Job Description

Assistant Attorney General III-IV 21-0531(00016245)
Organization: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Primary Location: Texas-Houston
Work Locations: CS Houston Metro 6161 Savoy Drive Suite 420 Houston 77036-3615
Job: Legal
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
State Job Code: 3513 3512
Salary Admin Plan: B
Grade: 25 B23
Salary (Pay Basis): 5,803.25 - 6,115.82 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: Jul 19, 2021, 11:47:21 AM
Closing Date: Ongoing
Description


GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Performs attorney work for the Child Support Division. Work involves representing the state’s interest in judicial and administrative matters, and providing legal advice, consultation and
technical assistance to the Child Support Program and staff. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work at a large, dynamic state
agency making a positive difference in the lives of Texans.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Represent the State of Texas at legal proceedings to locate, establish, enforce, modify, or terminate court orders for child support and medical support.
Represents the State of Texas in administrative hearings
Provides legal advice, consultation, and technical assistance to the Child Support Program
Develops and delivers training
Performs related work as assigned
Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions
Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule
Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity


Qualifications


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Assistant Attorney General (AAG) III:
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney
Knowledge of Family Law and the Texas Family Code
Skill in legal writing, mediation, and negotiation
Skill in serving as a trial lawyer, preparing sound opinions, conducting investigations, and performing legal research
Skill in using a personal computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval
Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
Skill in effective oral and written communication
Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 25%
Ability to work in person at assigned OAG work location, perform all assigned tasks at designated OAG work space within OAG work location, and perform in-person work with coworkers
(e.g., collaborating, training, mentoring) for the entirety of every work week (unless on approved leave).
Assistant Attorney General (AAG) IV: All of the above minimum qualifications for an AAG III, plus:
Experience: One additional year of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Two years’ experience in handling Family Law cases
Jury Trial Experience
Experience in handling a high-volume legal practice
Other Language: Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak Spanish

To apply for a job with the OAG, submit a completed State of Texas job application through the OAG Job Postings Page. In addition, electronic applications can be submitted through either CAPPS Recruit or Work in Texas. A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered, and paper applications are not accepted. For further instructions on how to apply through the OAG Job Postings Page, see our How to Apply page. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code.Military Crosswalk information
can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf.
THE OAG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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