Assistant Attorney General III

DIVISION: Criminal Prosecutions
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General III
POSTING DATE: August 8, 2019
LOCATION: 300 W. 15th Street, 15th Floor, Austin, TX 78701


Office of the Attorney General

WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General
DURATION: Until Filled

Performs moderately complex attorney work for the Human Trafficking and Transnational\Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Prosecutions Division. The Office of the Attorney General is a state agency with over 4000 employees throughout the State of Texas. Work involves interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to client state agencies, local prosecutors, and law enforcement entities; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans.


  • Prepares human trafficking cases for trial; represents the State’s interest in criminal matters; handles all phases of criminal prosecution from investigation through trial and appellate process; handles complex and sensitive grand jury investigations and presentations.
  • 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; performs legal research and investigations, and reports findings and conclusions; participates in hearings and in the discovery process.
  • Assists with or performs training for law enforcement entities, educators, medical professionals and the general public. Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. 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


  • Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D.
  • 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 fields as a licensed attorney: Criminal Prosecutions or Human Trafficking Knowledge of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to the prosecution of criminal cases
  • 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 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 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 50%


More than two years’ experience handling criminal prosecutions Experience in handling Human Trafficking prosecutions


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