Job Details

General Counsel II / III

Company name

Texas Real Estate Commission

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Dec 28, 2020

Posted on

Sep 14, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 7000 to 10167 Monthly

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Austin, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Profile

General Counsel II / III
Duties: Provide day-to-day legal advice to management of all divisions. Answer general legal questions of license holders related to The Real Estate License Act and rules. Plan, implement, direct and coordinate legal assistance on the interpretation and application of agency regulations and state and federal laws. Conduct legal research and review and draft legal documents, briefs, memoranda, and other legal documents. Analyze actual or proposed changes in law or rules. Draft legal-related education and training materials for license holders. Prepare draft rules; coordinate rule development with affected parties. Administer the Real Estate Recovery Trust Account and the Inspection Recovery Fund. Serve as legal resource and liaison for TREC advisory committees.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited law school with a JD Degree or L.L.B. degree. Licensed by the State Bar of Texas, in good standing. 5+ years’ experience in the full time practice of law within the government, regulatory, or nonprofit sector. 3+ years’ experience working with legislative bodies, commissions, boards, or other advisory or governing bodies. Knowledge of real estate law, contracts, and brokerage related practices. Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; of state and federal laws, regulations, and rules; and of agency administrative rules and regulations. Skilled at coordinating volunteer advisory boards. Ability to speak publicly and communicate effectively with diverse audiences. Ability to distill complex information into understandable language. Ability to manage through diplomacy and gain the respect of others. Ability to maintain effective professional relationships with personnel, policy makers and stakeholders. Preferred: Recent experience practicing law at a state agency, real estate-related trade association, or similar organization.

Additional info

Ref. 00011501. Send: Cover letter that explains how legal and managerial experience ties into this position and your desired salary, college and law school transcripts, 3+ professional references, writing sample such as a legal brief or complex analytical memo.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas Real Estate Commission
P.O. BOX 12188
Austin, TX 78711-2188
Fax: 512-936-3547