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Attorney IV - Staff Attorney The candidate will be providing legal advice to agency staff on issues including personnel, juvenile corrections and supervision practices, open records, open meetings, administrative procedure, and transactional matters; providing technical assistance on juvenile-related matters to juvenile justice practitioners across the state; review the investigations for legal sufficiency and represent the agency in administrative hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings in abuse, neglect, or exploitation cases involving potential revocation or suspension of certification for juvenile probation or supervision officers; serving as hearing officers in parole revocation hearings and employee termination grievances and may serve as mediators in employee-related mediations; performing legal activities and providing oversight for the records and public information section, which is responsible for records management, records retention, and maintenance of all youth records in accordance with state rules and agency policy; and performing legal activities for the youth rights section, which involves management of a confidential grievance system, through which youth, parents or guardians of youth, and youth advocates file grievances concerning the care, treatment, services, or conditions provided for youth in state-operated facilities or programs, review of grievance resolutions to ensure all issues are addressed appropriately, and advocating for the protection of basic youth rights. Must have Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) Degree or a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). Should have a license to practice law in the State of Texas. Must have 5 years of full-time wage earning experience in legal work. The degree must be from an accredited law school. Deadline: 18 June 2018.
Vacancy Number: 11-11-18056.
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