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ProfileContracts Attorney The candidate will perform complex legal duties with respect to the agency's procurement, grants, contracting, and enforcement of contracts to ensure agency compliance with state and federal laws and regulations regarding contracts. Will provide legal advice, opinions, on contracts, grants, and procurement matters. Represents the agency in procurement matters, contract negotiations and disputes, including protests and contract-related claims, as well as other matters as requested by agency management. Participates in assigned projects, including but not limited to the development of policies, rules, standard procedures and forms, review and implementation of legislative changes and similar projects. Negotiates and provides assistance to program staff and drafts contracts in accordance with agency’s legal authority and with state and federal laws and regulations relating to contracts and contract management. Advises agency staff on federal and state contract laws and regulations. Reviews and drafts legal instruments and regulations and provides legal advice regarding contracting, procurement, and enforcement. Provides legal assistance on adverse actions involving contracts. Consults with management concerning legal ramifications of possible changes in overall contract practices and procedures. Represents the agency in procurement matters, contract negotiations, and disputes, including protests and contract-related claims, as well as other matters as requested by agency management. Represents the agency in administrative or contested case hearings. Responds to open records requests, conducts rulemaking, and monitors changes in state and federal agency rules. Drafts substantive legal documents, including opinions, briefs, and memoranda that include analyses of agency authority under state and federal law. Analyzes agency compliance with state agency reporting requirements, records management requirements and open government requirements. Drafts and analyzes state and federal legislation. Performs duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Must hold a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Must be Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. Must be Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Must have experience with contract drafting and negotiation. Admission to the State Bar of Texas plus 3+ years of experience in the practice of law with experience in drafting and reviewing contracts. Experience with governmental procurement and requirements for federally funded contracts preferred. Must have knowledge of fundamentals of contract law, government procurement law, and Texas state agency contracts. Knowledge in reviewing, developing, negotiating, and management of contracts and grants is required. Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings. Knowledge of federal and state statutes, regulations, and policies affecting health and human services agency programs is required. Knowledge of Texas procurement and contracting laws required.
Posting Number: 362602
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3185