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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Austin, TX

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Company name

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA Austin, TX

Date Last Verified

Mar 10,2018

Posted on

Mar 09,2018

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Attorney IV, B25 Duties: The candidate performs highly complex (senior-level) attorney work in the area of open records and open government for the Office of Chief Counsel. Involves overseeing and planning legal activities, preparing legal documents, interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering legal advice and counsel. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, responding to requests for information under the Public Information Act. Coordinates the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, and reports on open records or open government issues. Plans and organizes legal activities related to open records or open government. Advises staff and the public on legal matters and on the interpretation and application of health and human services agency rules and state and federal laws. (10%) Assists in formulating, coordinating, and establishing policies and procedures for the Office of Chief Counsel related to open records and open government. Reviews drafts of laws, rules, and regulations affecting health and human services agency operations. May analyze or draft bills and amendments for legislative consideration, memoranda on regulatory matters, and administrative rules for the Texas Register. Performs related work as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have graduation from an accredited law school with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas is essential. Experience in legal work is essential. Should have knowledge of open records and open government; legal principles, practices, and proceedings; and of laws, regulations, and rules related to the health and human services agencies. Must have skill in: legal research, writing, and analysis; using a computer and applicable software; using reasoning and logic; identifying and solving complex problems; prioritizing workloads; and using judgment to identify courses of action. Ability to: study and evaluate processes and make recommendations, prepare opinions and briefs, conduct research, summarize findings, interpret and apply laws, use legal reference materials, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and supervise the work of others.

Deadline: 27 March, 2018.

Additional info

Posting Number: 372854 Apply online. No emails.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3185
Phone: 888-894-4747