Assistant Attorney General I-III – Transportation Division

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

DIVISION: Transportation
POSTING NUMBER: 23-0038
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General I-III WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General
MONTHLY SALARY: $5,591.67-$7,500.00 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
POSTING DATE: October 6, 2022 DURATION: Until Filled
LOCATION: 300 W. 15th Street, 10th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Transportation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office represents the Texas Department of Transportation in lawsuits involving eminent domain, torts, worker’s compensation, employment discrimination, contracts, and regulatory enforcement. All attorneys in the Transportation Division have a robust litigation docket that includes motion and discovery practice, jury trials, and in some cases, matters before the appellate courts.

Attorney General employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work at a large, dynamic state agency making a positive difference in the lives of Texans

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Function Description
Assistant Attorney General I:
Manages a docket of beginning and intermediate level cases
Prepares and handles lawsuits involving, but not limited to eminent domain, tort claims, workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, contract claims, etc., in both State and Federal Court
Provides legal advice and assistance to state agencies with regard to the above actions
Conducts investigations, performs research, and drafts petitions, motions, pleadings, orders, briefs, memoranda, and other legal documents
Analyzes factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery
Prepares cases for trial; performs all duties of lead counsel; conducts or leads administrative law hearings
Performs all necessary appellate work, including research, brief writing and oral argument before State and Federal Appellate Courts
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
Assistant Attorney General II – All of the above functions for an Assistant Attorney General I, PLUS:
Manages a docket of intermediate level cases
Assistant Attorney General III – All of the above functions for an Assistant Attorney General II, PLUS:
Manages a docket of intermediate to advanced level cases.
Mentors and reviews work by less tenured staff

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Assistant Attorney General I:
Graduation for an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.)
Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval
Skill in effective oral and written communication [writing sample required prior to interview, if selected]
Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
Skill in conducting effective research
Interest in handling eminent domain cases
Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Ability to work in person at assigned OAG work location, perform all assigned tasks at designated OAG work space within OAG work location, and perform in-person work with coworkers (e.g., collaborating, training, mentoring) for the entirety of every work week (unless on approved leave)
Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
Assistant Attorney General II – All of the above qualifications for an Assistant Attorney General I, PLUS:
Experience: One year full-time experience as a licensed attorney
Assistant Attorney General III – All of the above qualifications for an Assistant Attorney General II, PLUS:
Experience: One additional year full-time experience as a licensed attorney

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience in civil litigation
Interest in handling eminent domain cases
Experience mentoring less tenured staff
Knowledge of real estate valuation and appraisal
Knowledge of land use planning
Experience participating in remote proceedings using Zoom or other teleconference software

TO APPLY
To apply for a job with the OAG, submit a completed State of Texas job application through the OAG’s Job Postings Page. A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered, and paper applications are not accepted. For further instructions on how to apply through the OAG’s Job Postings Page, see our How to Apply page. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at
http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf.

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