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ProfileAttorney III - IV Duties for Attorney III: The candidate performs moderately complex (journey-level) legal work on contract and contract related matters. Serves as Assistant General Counsel for the Contracts Section. Performs legal work related to administrative law, on issues relating to the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, and awards of contracts. Work involves interpreting and applying laws and regulations; preparing and reviewing contracts and procurement related documents. Oversees the preparation of legal documents and various contract related activities. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Duties for Attorney IV: Performs highly complex (senior-level) legal work on contract and contract related matters. Serves as Assistant General Counsel for the Contracts Section. Performs legal work related to administrative law, on issues relating to the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, and award of contracts. Work involves interpreting and applying laws and regulations; preparing and reviewing contracts and procurement related documents. Oversees the preparation of legal documents and various contract related activities. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Duties for Both: Provides legal counsel by providing legal advice on complex procurement, contracting and related issues. Performs drafting, solicitation, negotiation, review, evaluation and administering of contracts and procurement related matters. Drafts, reviews, negotiates and serves as legal counsel on contracts. Drafts, reviews, and serves as legal counsel on solicitations, legal notices and related documents for agency divisions and advises on contract monitoring schedules and issues. Conducts presentations by providing briefings on legal and related procedural issues to evaluation committees and other agency staff. Presents information to potential contractors and other internal and external professional entities and groups on the agency's solicitation and contracting requirements and best legal practices for same. Researches procurement and contract legislation, rules, policies and regulations. Monitors compliance of contracts, competitive solicitations and related documents. Writes legal memoranda and researches statutory provisions, cases, Attorney General Opinions, and material to assist other agency staff. Maintains and enters contract related database information and reports in the Contracts Management Database and Cumulative Contracts Report. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have graduated from an accredited law school with a LL.B or J.D. degree. Attorney III must have 3 years of experience drafting and negotiating government contracts, information technology contracts or business transactions. Attorney IV must have 4 years full time experience as a practicing attorney. Attorney III should preferably have experience in government procurement contracts, or financial services contracts. Attorney IV should preferably have experience in government procurement, financial services contracts, information technology contracts, commercial transactions, drafting contracts, or negotiating contracts is preferred. Must have an active license in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas or able to immediately activate license through Texas State Bar upon request.
Knowledge of: applicable state and federal laws, regulations and policies; administrative law and legal issues affecting a Texas state agency, particularly those related to contracts, procurements, and related issues; and legal principles and practices.
Skill in: providing written and verbal advice on complex legal matters, including those related to state solicitations and contracts; interpreting and applying laws and regulations in complex matters; using a personal computer in a Windows environment and with Microsoft software and mainframe functions; and using online legal research (Lexis or Westlaw).
Ability to: solicit, evaluate, negotiate, draft and administer contracts and related documents; coordinate dispute resolution administrative hearings and contract related litigation; present legal issues, findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to agency management, personnel and other individuals; coordinate the work of others; learn quickly and apply knowledge appropriately under variable and dynamic circumstances; and consistently update professional knowledge and skills through independent research, continuing legal education and other professional training.
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Lyndon B. Johnson State Office Building
111 East 17th Street
Austin, TX 78774