Attorney III-IV

Texas General Land Office

The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position is with Office of General Counsel program area and will provide legal guidance, assistance, and direction as it relates to the Alamo Complex.

Performs highly complex attorney work related to contracting, real estate and construction. Work involves overseeing and planning legal activities, preparing legal documents, interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering legal advice and counsel. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 27A Judge Advocate General, SC – Judge Advocate General Corps, LGL10 Legal, 4402 Judge Advocate, 51JX Judge Advocate, or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf In order to receive Veteran’s preference, a copy of the Form DD#214 is required at the time of interview.

Essential Elements:

Advises client divisions, and sometimes the public, with limited supervision, on legal issues related to contracts, real estate and construction transactions, real estate development and acquisitions, and other land interests. Represents client divisions in an effective manner by responding to the needs of the divisions promptly and keeping up to date on legal issues relevant to the clients business objectives.

Prepares legal opinions and memoranda, correspondence, proposals, and other legal documents related to assigned responsibilities.

Prepares and coordinates legal contracts for client division with the contract specialists, outside vendors, and represents the GLO in various matters related to the Alamo Complex.

Assists the Attorney General’s office or outside counsel in the representation of the agency in civil actions brought by or against the agency on legal matters and at functions related to assigned responsibilities.

Assist on Alamo Trademark matters, coordinates with client divisions and outside counsel in the handling of various trademark matters, and prepares documents related to same.

Reviews and analyzes proposed bills, rules and regulations affecting agency operations and administration. Drafts or assists in the drafting of proposed laws, rules and regulations affecting agency operations and administration.

Attends work regularly and adheres to established work schedule in accordance with agency leave and attendance.

Works with client divisions to implement procedures mandated by legislation. Proactively assume any and all duties necessary to fulfill the agency’s obligations.

Assume other duties as assigned by the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel, including service on special projects or committees.

Attend work regularly and adheres to established work schedule in accordance with agency leave and attendance.

Minimum Qualifications

Attorney III Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree with a minimum of one (1) year of legal experience as a licensed attorney in the State of Texas with an emphasis in contracting and procurement.

Attorney IV Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree with a minimum of three (3) years of legal experience as a licensed attorney in the State of Texas with an emphasis in contracting and procurement.

 

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Posted: May 11, 2018