Assistant Attorney General V (20-0469) Houston

Office of the Attorney General of Texas

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 and make a
positive difference in the lives of all 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 Administrator
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
AAG V
Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent
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
All applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General must be submitted electronically through www.WorkInTexas.com. A State of Texas application in WorkInTexas (WIT) must be completed to be considered. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. WIT JOB MATCH:
Occupational Category: Legal; Occupation: Lawyers; Industry: Public Administration.

Posted: January 13, 2020