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Assistant Attorney General I The candidate performs entry-level attorney work for the Office of the Attorney Generalâ€™s (OAG) Financial Litigation and Charitable Trusts Division, primarily with the Divisionâ€™s Contract team, by providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the Stateâ€™s interest in contract and procurement matters; assists in reviewing, negotiating, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions regarding state contracting and procurement; and assisting in litigation regarding contract and procurement disputes. Assists in the preparation and review of contracts, leases, bills of sale, purchase orders, amendments, memoranda, and procurement documents for the Office of the Attorney General and client state agencies. Assists in the negotiation of agreements on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General and client state agencies. Assists in the procurement phase of contracting for goods and services for the State of Texas. Provides support and guidance and engages with issues that arise during management of a contract. Provides legal advice to the Office of the Attorney General, client state agencies, board, and officials. Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions. Prepares legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions, and other legal documents. Represents or assists in the representation of the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts. Analyzes factual and legal issues; and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery. Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, attorneys, client agencies, and opposing counsel. 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 high school or equivalent. Must be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas. Should be member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
Skills: Skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval. Skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected]. Skill in conducting effective research. 1 year judicial clerkship in either federal or state court is preferred. Knowledge of procurement and contract law is desired. Strong legal writing skills is desired.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-0771
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