Assistant Attorney General III-IV – Human Trafficking

OAG – Assistant Attorney General (Assistant Attorney General III-IV) | Human Trafficking | 23-0279 (00029854)
Organization OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Primary Location: Texas-Austin
Work Locations: 7700 Chevy Chase Dr Suite 310
Austin 78752-1657
Job: Legal
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
State Job Code: 3512 3513
Salary Admin Plan: B
Grade: 23 25
Salary (Pay Basis): 7,500.00 – 8,583.34 (Monthly)
Number of Openings: 1
Overtime Status: Exempt
Posting Date: Jan 13, 2023
Closing Date: Ongoing

Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Work involves providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the State’s interest in Criminal matters including but not limited to hearings and trials. Reviewing and evaluating criminal matters throughout the State of Texas.
OAG 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 POSITION FUNCTIONS
Assistant Attorney General III:
Provides legal advice, counsel, and assistance.  
Represents the State’s interest in criminal matters.
Represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts
Prepares legal documents, including but not limited to briefs, pleadings, and memoranda
Prepares cases for trial.
Performs legal research and investigations, and reports findings and conclusions
Participates in administrative and evidentiary hearings and in the discovery process.
Analyzes factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery.
Advises clients and management on factual and legal issues.
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
Assistant Attorney General IV: All the above functions for an Assistant Attorney General III, PLUS:
Helps to enact legislative mandates, works on policy issues, becomes a subject matter expert on the laws on human trafficking. Reviews and has input on proposed bills 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Assistant Attorney General III:
Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree
Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Experience: Two years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields:  Human Trafficking or child welfare/abuse criminal cases
Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; and of state and federal laws, regulations, and rules
Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in conducting investigations; in mediation and negotiations; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; in using judgment to identify courses of action; and in the use of a computer and applicable software
Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
Skill in effective oral and written communication
Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
Ability to prepare legal documents, to conduct research, to interpret and apply laws, to summarize findings, to prepare cases and present at trial, to conduct hearings, and to communicate effectively
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.
Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 30%

Assistant Attorney General IV: All the above functions for an Assistant Attorney General III, PLUS:
Experience: One additional year of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields:  Human Trafficking or child welfare/abuse criminal cases

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience: Five years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields:  Human Trafficking or child welfare/abuse criminal cases

TO APPLY
To apply for a job with the OAG, electronic applications can be submitted through either CAPPS Recruit or Work in Texas. A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered, and paper applications are not accepted. 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 https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf

THE OAG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER