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ProfileGeneral Counsel V
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Graduation from an accredited law school with a LL.B. or J.D. degree. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. Must have 8-10 years of experience as a licensed attorney. Should have 6-7 years of experience negotiating, drafting, and revising state procurements and contracts, preferably information technology contracts. Must have 4-6 years of experience in a supervisory or leadership role. 4-6 years of experience providing legal support for a state of Texas procurement function is required. Experience working with legislative committees, subcommittees, and boards of director is needed. Must have experience in and familiarity with telecommunications law, regulation, rates, and tariffs.
Should have extensive specialized knowledge of federal and state laws affecting agency operations and administration of agency policies, regulations, and procedures; extensive knowledge of laws and regulations governing employment; knowledge of Texas state government, state legislative processes, and the state budget process; knowledge of Texas purchasing and procurement laws.
Must have excellent skill in communicating both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Must have skill in legal research, writing and analysis; skill in accessing and obtaining information from computerized legislative and legal databases. Must have skill in finding solutions for or to deal proactively with work-related problems including personnel-related issues.
Ability: Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others. Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea. Ability to work with limited supervision and to schedule workload to meet requirements and deadlines of the position. Ability to consult and provide sound advice and recommendations that enable others to make business decisions in the best interests of the relevant stakeholders. Ability to serve internal agency customers by focusing effort on meeting their needs, understanding their concerns, and effectively resolving issues. Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards; ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace. Ability to effectively interpret and develop policies, procedures, and regulations. Ability to analyze voluminous facts and data, derive logical conclusions, and then make sound judgments and decisions in the best interests of the relevant stakeholders. Ability to exercise courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in all communications including the ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential information. Ability to comply with all agency policies and applicable laws. Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards. Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines. Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal, and external customers. Ability to understand, follow, and convey brief oral and/or written instructions. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment.
Job Posting: #00006699
The Texas Department of Information Resources
P.O. Box 13564
Austin, TX 78711-3564