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Assistant Attorney General V Duties: The candidate performs advanced and/or managerial/attorney work. Work involves organizing employee work assignments, interpreting laws and regulations; and providing legal advice, counsel and assistance in representing the state’s interest in child support enforcement. Represents the State of Texas at legal proceedings. Plans, organizes, directs and monitors office performance and takes corrective actions to achieve assigned goals and objectives. Supervises all office personnel, including hiring, evaluating, counseling and training under the direction of the Regional Administrator. Supervises office legal processes under the direction of the Senior Regional Attorney. Monitors and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations, policies, procedures and standards while providing excellent customer service. Responds to inquiries and resolves issues from agency management, government officials, attorneys, parents, advocacy and community groups and other customers. Serves as primary office legal counsel. Develops and delivers training. Performs related work as assigned. Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions. Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule. Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information. Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Graduation from high school or equivalent. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience in the following (or closely related) fields may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree. Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Must have 4+ years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields. Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney, two of which must have been in Family Law. Knowledge of Family Law and the Texas Family Code. Skill in legal writing, mediation, and negotiation. Skill in serving as a trial lawyer, preparing sound opinions, conducting investigations and performing legal research. Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 30%.
Preferred Qualifications: Texas Child Support Program. Experience in handling a high volume legal practice. Management experience. Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak Spanish.
POSTING NUMBER: 18-0497
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