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ProfileLegal Admin Hearings Attorney IV Duties: The candidate represents organization in contested cases before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). The cases consist of adverse actions, including the denial or revocation of a license imposed by the Child Care Licensing Division, and due process hearings for findings of abuse and neglect of children. Work involves handling all aspects of legal representation in administrative hearings and taking appropriate measures to ensure the timely and appropriate resolution of those cases. Appropriate and timely resolution of legal consultation requests. The position interacts routinely with CCL caseworkers, supervisors, program directors and program administrators; state office program and field operations staff; agency attorneys, opposing counsel, and administrative law judges; Day Care and Residential Care operators and employees, clients, witnesses, expert witnesses, and community professionals; DFPS staff involved in the investigations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in operations regulated by organization or that are relevant to background checks required in operations regulated by organization; as well as the general public. Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations, including assisting Attorney General’s Office on Licensing enforcement cases, acting in a legal advisory capacity for licensing and other agency staff, and providing legal training to agency staff. Maintains adequate working knowledge of laws and policies that govern matters in which the person represents or advises the department. Reviews assigned cases to assess evidence, strengths and weaknesses of case, and to formulate a strategy for the case. Prepares cases for an administrative hearing, including identification and preparation of witnesses. Researches law, drafts pleadings, conducts and responds to discovery to develop effective legal strategies and to prepare for administrative hearings. Represents agency in contested cases before SOAH. Other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations, including liaison with Attorney General’s Office on Licensing enforcement cases, acting in a legal advisory capacity for licensing staff, and providing legal training to agency staff. Completes timely and thorough consultations with clients on matters such as adverse actions and background check matches. Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts. Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification: The candidate should have Experience representing a state agency before the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Current license to practice law in the State of Texas is essential. Graduation from an accredited law school is essential. Must have 2+ years of experience in the practice of administrative law, family law, and/or high volume litigation.Knowledge and experience of Chapter 42 of the Human Resources Code, Chapter 261 of the Texas Family Code, and related rules and policy is essential. Knowledge and experience of administrative law is essential.
Deadline: 26 June, 2018
Posting Number: 384559
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3185