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ProfileCivil Legal Division Director The candidate will direct and manage the Civil Legal Division. Responsible for the hiring, training, evaluation and discipline of staff. Preparation of budget for the office. Managing the office operations. Prepares for and attends all Commissioners Court meetings, including pre-agenda meetings. Responsive to after-hours situations that arise that affect or impact County, the County Judge and/or County Commissioners in their official capacity, and/or department heads in the official capacity and at the request of the Commissioners Court. Develops, plans for, prepares, and oversees civil litigation at the request of Commissioners Court and where such activity is not in conflict with those duties assigned to the County Attorney under Texas Government Code 45.340. Researches laws and legal precedents to provide guidance to the Commissioners Court or department heads at the request of the Commissioners Court or department head and where such activity is not in conflict with those duties assigned to the County Attorney under Texas Government Code 45.340. Appears in local, state, and federal courts on behalf of Webb County; represents the County before district and county courts at the request of Commissioners Court and where such activity is not in conflict with those duties assigned to the County Attorney under Texas Government Code 45.340. Drafts motions, briefs, letters and memoranda. Prepares items for approval on the Commissioners Court agenda, presents items before the Commissioner's Court. Conducts legal research and drafts legal opinions at the request of Commissioners Court, Commissioners or department heads and where not in conflict with those duties assigned to the County Attorney under Texas Government Code 45.340. Handles employment issues on behalf of Commissioners Court and or department heads at the request of Commissioners Court. Drafts, reviews, and signs final approval as to form of all contracts entered into the County. Assists in the drafting of County policies and operating procedures on behalf of the Commissioners Court or department head upon request of the Commissioners Court. Performs any other duties as assigned and upon request by Commissioners Court.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have graduation from an accredited school of law. Must have minimum five(5) years experience. Current membership in the State Bar of Texas needed. Knowledge of local, state, and federal law. Knowledge of investigative tools and techniques. Knowledge of trial proceedings. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Skill in the completion of legal research. Skill in producing persuasive legal arguments. Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skill in training and supervising personnel. Skill in oral and written communications. Ability to communicate in English and Spanish, preferred.
Position no : 01630
P. O. Box 420268
Laredo, TX 78042-0268