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ProfileAssistant Attorney General Iii-v The candidate performs complex attorney work. Work involves assisting with investigations; preparing and prosecuting jury trials in state and federal court; interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to state and federal prosecutors; representing the State’s interest in criminal matters involving Medicaid; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans. Prepares and presents complex criminal cases involving federal and state Medicaid laws and regulations, pursuant to the Federal Criminal Code. Prepares legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions, and other legal documents. Prepares all phases of criminal prosecution from investigation, including the preparation of cases for trial, jury and court trial, and appellate process when necessary. Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery. Performs legal research and investigations, and reports findings and conclusions. Advises clients and management on factual and legal issues. Assists investigators and auditors in investigations. May train less experienced staff. Provides excellent customer service. Uses personal vehicle for business-related travel with reimbursement. Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions. Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule and in accordance with agency leave policy. Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information. Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity. Performs related work as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have following qualifications:
Assistant Attorney General (AAG) III: Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. Must be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas. Should be member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Experience: 2 years full-time experience as a licensed attorney. Assistant Attorney General (AAG) IV B All the above qualifications for an AAG III, Plus: 1 additional year full-time experience as a licensed attorney. Assistant Attorney General (AAG) V B All the above qualifications for an AAG IV, plus: 2 additional years full-time experience as a licensed attorney.
Preferred: Experience in white collar crime, health care contracts, or business or finance law. 2 years prosecution experience in federal or state court. 2 years active trial experience. Board certified in criminal or administrative law.Must have knowledge of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit such as the Texas Penal Code, Texas Health and Safety Code, or the Federal Criminal Code. Skills: Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines. Skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected]. Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making. Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in conducting investigations; in mediation and negotiations; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in
prioritizing workloads; in using judgment to identify courses of action; and in the use of a computer and applicable software. Ability: Ability to prepare legal documents, to conduct research, to interpret and apply laws, to summarize findings, to prepare cases and present at trial, to conduct hearings, to communicate effectively, and to train others. Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback. Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment. Ability to provide excellent customer service. Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel. Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA.
Texas Office of the Attorney General
Houston, TX 77054