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ProfileAssistant Attorney General I-III Duties for Assistant Attorney General I: The candidate reviews and approves entry-level to moderately complex bonds and similar obligations by state agencies, cities, counties, school districts, and other governmental entities or instrumentalities of the state, which may include certain non-profit corporations created to act on behalf of some of these political subdivisions for the Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) Public Finance Division. Reviews bond transcripts submitted by a wide variety of governmental entities. Drafts preliminary and final approval letters regarding bond transcripts. Discusses approval requirements with bond counsel. Conducts legal research in the area of Public Finance, reports findings and conclusions. Responds to inquiries relating to Public Finance from governmental officials and bond counsel. Duties for Assistant Attorney General (AAG) II: All of the above functions for an AAG I and Represents Attorney General in bond validation litigation, as necessary. Provides legal advice, counsel and assistance to client state agency, as necessary. Duties for Assistant Attorney General (AAG) III: All of the above functions for an AAG I-II and Responds to open records requests of the Public Finance Division, as needed. Supervises and assists in training of other attorneys and staff, as needed. 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
Qualifications for AAG I: Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree. Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting state agencies and their rules. Knowledge of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to the Public Finance Division within the OAG.
Qualifications for AAG II: All of the above functions of an AAG I and 1 year full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney.
Qualifications for AAG III: All of the above functions of an AAG II and 1 additional year full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney.
Preferred Qualifications: Legal experience in public finance law or closely related area.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-0679
Texas Office of the Attorney General
300 West 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701