Assistant Attorney General I-III (20-0782)

Office of the Attorney General

(20-0782)

DIVISION: Child Support – Corpus Christi 304
POSTING NUMBER: 20-0782
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General I-III
MONTHLY SALARY: $5,425.13-$5,803.25
LOCATION: 500 N. Shoreline Blvd. Suite 210, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Assistant Attorney General I:
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; experience in the following (or closely related) fields may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis:
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
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 5%
AAG II – All the above minimum qualifications for an AAG I, PLUS:
Experience: One (1) year of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney
AAG III – All the above minimum qualifications for an AAG II, PLUS:
Experience: One (1) 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
Applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) can be easily submitted through the OAG’s Job Postings Page
(https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/careers/job-listings). The OAG also accepts applications submitted through www.WorkInTexas.com. Please note: A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered. Pursuant to the Texas Government Code, an applicant for any OAG position may be subject to a criminal background check. 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

Posted: June 25, 2020