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Assistant Attorney General Iv-v The candidate performs moderately complex to highly complex (journey-level to senior-level) general counsel legal work for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), a state agency with over 4,000 employees. Work involves: providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to the OAG and client agencies; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions; preparing administrative rules and providing advice and assistance with regard to the administrative rulemaking process; drafting and reviewing contracts, grants, and other legal documents; reviewing and analyzing the legal and policy consequences of legislative bills and drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans. Provides legal advice, counsel, and assistance to the OAG and client state agencies. Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions. Prepares legal opinions, administrative rules, contracts, and other legal documents. Monitors and analyzes business practices to ensure compliance with policy. Drafts and reviews bills and amendments for legislative consideration and assists with legislative hearings. 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.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have completed Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. Mut be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas. Must be member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Experience: 3 years of full-time experience working as a licensed attorney in the following (or closely related) fields: state or federal agency, local government, or law enforcement. Should have knowledge of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to state contracting, public information, grants, open meetings, and rule making.
Skills: Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines. Skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected]. Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-0722
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