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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Assistant General Counsel Duties: Performs advanced (senior-level) legal transactional work to support the agencyâ€™s business and regulatory activities. Work involves coordinating and planning legal activities; interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering oral and written legal advice; overseeing the preparation of legal documents; and, some participation in the conduct of administrative license suspension and revocation hearings. This position is responsible for advising agency staff on procurement and contract matters. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Managing Attorney, but may work under the direction of the General Counsel and other senior attorneys within the Legal Services Division. Principal job function is to perform legal transactional work to support the agencyâ€™s business and regulatory activities. Advises agency staff on procurement and contract matters. Advises staff on legal matters and the interpretation and application of laws and regulations. Informs the public regarding legal matters and the interpretation and application of laws and regulations. Prepares or advises on the preparation of legal opinions and briefs, proposals, contracts, and reports. Prepares drafts of agency administrative rules, conducts public rulemaking hearings, receives public comment and prepares rules for adoption by the Commission. Directs, organizes, and coordinates legal and administrative functions. Reviews drafts of laws, rules, and regulations affecting agency operations and bills or amendments for legislative consideration. Develops, reviews, revises, and interprets division policies and procedures. May attend and participate in hearings, interrogate witnesses, and make appearances before the State Office of Administrative Hearings. May plan and/or direct the work of others. Performs related work as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school with a LL.B or a JD Degree required. Currently licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and in good standing required. 4 yearsâ€™ experience as an attorney in a governmental agency required; may substitute comparable private experience practicing Texas administrative law on a year-for year basis. Experience working with contracts, government procurements, and/or purchasing rules and statutes preferred. Experience with personal computers, including word processing, legislative, and legal programs required. Experience in legal research, writing, and analysis and preparing sound opinions required; candidates may be required to provide writing samples. Experience in analyzing and solving legal problems; interpreting laws and regulations; dealing effectively and tactfully with others and addressing an audience required. Willingness to travel up to 5% as required. Willingness to work irregular hours, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays as required. Experience in Texas administrative law preferred. Experience with the Texas Public Information Act preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; and of laws, regulations, and rules relating to the agency. Knowledge of contract and government procurement law is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively. Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis. Skill in accessing and obtaining information from computerized legislative and legal databases. Ability to plan and/or assign the work of others. Ability to conduct hearings; to prepare opinions and briefs; to prepare cases for trial; to conduct research; to summarize findings; to interpret and apply laws; and to use legal reference materials. Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making sound decisions. Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and meet time sensitive deadlines.
Posting Number: 010118
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