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Temporary Attorney IV The candidate performs advanced (senior-level) attorney work. Work involves organizing and planning legal activities, coordinating the preparation of legal documents, coordinating and providing advice regarding various hearings, interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering legal advice and counsel. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Advises staff and the public on legal matters related to the Community Development and Revitalization (CDR) program and on the interpretation and application of agency regulations and state and federal laws. Provides legal counsel and support for the CDR program on legal issues related to construction law, bond and lien issues, state contract and procurement laws, and real estate transactions. Prepares and coordinates legal contracts for CDR program with the contract specialists, outside vendors, and represents the GLO in various matters related to the CDR program. Prepares legal opinions and memoranda, correspondence, proposals, and other legal documents related to assigned responsibilities. Assists with the preparation and coordination of legal contracts with the contract specialists. Assists the Attorney General's office or outside counsel in the representation of the agency in civil actions brought by or against the agency on legal matters and at functions related to assigned responsibilities. Reviews and analyzes proposed bills, rules and regulations affecting CDR operations and administration. Attends work regularly and adheres to established work schedule in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have graduated from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree with 3+ years of legal experience as a licensed attorney in the State of Texas with an emphasis in disaster response and recovery, community development, contracts, procurement, construction, real estate or related field. Should preferably have 5 years of full-time experience as a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. Experience working with and interpreting federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to disaster response and recovery is desired. Experience working with and interpreting Texas construction and real estate laws is an asset. Experience working with and interpreting Texas contract and procurement laws is a plus. Experience in preparing and reviewing scopes of work, specifications, and conditions for contracts and procurements is ideal. Should have knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; and of agency administrative rules and regulations. Must be a licensed attorney by the State of Texas. Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
Application Deadline: March 16, 2018.
Posting Number: 18-068
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