Assistant Attorney General V (21-0360)

Office of the Attorney General

DIVISION: Child Support – Dallas Metro 0413
POSTING NUMBER: 21-0360
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General V WORKING TITLE: Managing Attorney
MONTHLY SALARY: $7,245.00
POSTING DATE: May 3, 2021 DURATION: Until Filled
LOCATION: 400 S. Zang Blvd, Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75208

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Performs advanced and/or managerial/attorney work. Work involves organizing employee work assignments; interpreting laws and regulations; and providing legal advice, counsel, and
assistance in representing the state’s interest in child support enforcement. 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.
Plans, organizes, directs, and monitors office performance and takes corrective actions to achieve assigned goals and objectives
Supervises all office personnel, including hiring, evaluating, counseling, and training under the direction of the Regional Director
Supervises office legal processes under the direction of the Senior Regional Attorney
Supervises and monitors the office budget
Monitors and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations, policies, procedures, and standards while providing excellent customer service
Responds to inquiries and resolves issues from agency management, government officials, attorneys, parents, advocacy and community groups and other customers
Serves as primary office legal counsel
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
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: Four 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: Texas Child Support Program
Experience in handling a high-volume legal practice
Management experience
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: May 03, 2021