Legal Assistant III

Railroad Commission of Texas

General Description

The Railroad Commission of Texas is seeking a Legal Assistant III to support administrative law judges and technical examiners and coordinate with agency staff to meet established deadlines for the Hearings Division. The division conducts hearings concerning regulatory aspects of gas utilities rates and safety, surface mining, and oil and gas exploration and production. Responsibilities include composing, proofreading, and typing correspondence and other documents, as well as, maintaining records and responding to external inquiries. This position also shares responsibility for day-to-day operations of Docket Services and may have frequent interactions with in-person or telephone inquiries.

Reliability and timeliness are crucial, as this position works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the division’s Office Manager and will require meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work on multiple projects and meet crucial deadlines.


Essential Duties

  • Conducts limited research of legal sources such as statutes, case law, administrative records, opinions, articles, and various rules and regulations.
  • Responds to public inquiries concerning all matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction and routes calls and correspondence as necessary.
  • Maintains, retrieves, and organizes records and filing systems.
  • Assists in case management and docket control.
  • Coordinates with other division personnel to prepare and assemble conference materials.
  • Assists with walk-in and/or telephone inquiries and complaints from the public.
  • Provides support to Administrative Law Judges and Technical Examiners.
  • Receives, date stamps, and routes all mail and hand delivered filings.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

Work Location: RRC Headquarters, William B. Travis State Office Bldg., 1701 N Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Closing Date: Aug 4, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

State Classification #:  3576
State Classification Title: LEGAL ASSISTANT III
Salary Group/Salary (Basis):   B19 / $4,200.00 $4,800.00(Monthly)

Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS):
                Army –  27, 270A, 27D
                Navy –  LN
                Coast Guard –  NA            
                Marine Corps –  4421, 4430, 44
                Air Force –  5J0X1

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Minimum Qualifications

– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Law or a related field.

– Two years of experience as a paralegal or coursework in paralegal studies.

– Two years of experience in a court, private law office, state agency or similar environment.

– Two years of experience drafting and reviewing legal documents, rules, statutes, and regulations.

– Experience and education may be substituted for another on a year for year basis.

– Years of experience may have occurred concurrently.


Preferred Qualifications

– Five years of experience in a court, private law office, state agency or similar environment.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

– Knowledge of legal practices and professional business writing.

– Demonstrated experience in preparing accurate, grammatically correct written documents.

– Demonstrated strong organizational and time management abilities.

– Ability to prepare accurate, grammatically correct written documents.

– Ability to organize and index files, projects, and records.

– Ability to work under pressure, coordinate multiple priorities, and meet strict deadlines.

– Ability to work effectively on a team or individually

– Ability to learn and understand regulatory policies and procedures and interpret processes.

– Effective communication skills in dealing with the public and co-workers.

– Experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint), Outlook, Adobe and WordPerfect.

– Ability to exercise tact and courtesy and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

– Ability to reach high and low; open, close and retrieve files from file cabinets as well as operate computer keyboard and appropriate office equipment.


Work Hours and Telework: Standard office hours for Commission employees are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our agency offers alternate schedules for employees, as long as it does not adversely affect operations and service levels, and standard hours of operation are maintained. The Commission may also offer telework based on the agency’s approved Telework Plan. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.


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Remarks:  There is one available position.  Official transcripts, DD214 or DD1300, copies of license/certifications, or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the job offer.




Due to the high volume of applications we do not accept telephone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.  Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.

The Railroad Commission of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age
or disability in employment or in the provision of services.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is a tobacco-free workplace.


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Posted: July 21, 2021