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Assistant Attorney General VI

Office of the Attorney General of Texas • Houston, TX

Posted 24 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Travel - Up to 25%
Experience - At least 2 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Legal, Professional Services, Other
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Job Description


Assistant Attorney General VI

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced and/or managerial work. Work involves assisting the Regional Administrator in directing, planning, coordinating, and monitoring legal activities; providing legal advice, counsel and assistance to regional staff and evaluating Child Support field operations by overseeing operational and strategic initiative for Region. Plans, assigns, and/or supervises the legal work of others in the region. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Identifies legal practice problems and presents solutions to Regional Administrator
  • Serves as primary regional legal counsel
  • Represent the State of Texas at legal proceedings
  • Monitors and evaluates docket activities and processes
  • Oversees the quality of the legal work product of the Region
  • Monitors and coordinates processes with external stakeholders
  • Supervises personnel, including hiring, evaluating, counseling, and training in coordination with the Regional Administrator
  • Reviews and provides input about personnel matters
  • Responds to inquiries and resolves issues
  • 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

Job Requirements


Assistant Attorney General VI

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

AAG VI

  • 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: Six years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney, two of which must have been in Family Law
  • 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%

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience: Two years’ experience handling Family Law cases Texas Child Support Program, Probate law, Jury Trial
  • Experience in handling a high volume legal practice
  • Prior experience as a Managing Attorney in the Texas CSD or equivalent legal management experience
  • Other Language: Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak Spanish

BENEFITS
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Medical/Health Insurance Plan
  • Other Insurance Plans
  • Other Paid Leave
  • Professional Development/Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pre-Tax Programs for Child and Health Care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Personal Computers
  • Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
  • Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)

Job ID: 18-0226
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