DIVISION: Special Prosecutions
POSTING NUMBER: 21-0637
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General IV
MONTHLY SALARY: $7,083.34-$7,750.00
POSTING DATE: September 1, 2021
LOCATION: 7700 Chevy Chase Drive, 310, Austin, TX 78752
WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS DURATION: Until Filled
Office of the Attorney General
Performs complex legal work for the Special Prosecutions Division, Human Trafficking & Transnational/Organized Crime Section of the Office of the Attorney General, a state agency with over 4000 employees throughout the State of Texas. Work involves interpreting law and regulations; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to local prosecutors and law enforcement entities; prosecuting human trafficking and organized crime cases statewide. Represents the State’s interest in criminal matters. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits (https://ers.texas.gov/Benefits-at-a-Glance) along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of Texans.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Prepares cases for trial; represents the State’s interest in prosecution of human trafficking and transnational/organized crime cases
Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions, trains less experienced staff; prepares or supervises the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, and other legal documents.
Develops and provides training on human trafficking for law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, probation officers, medical personnel, members of industry and the public
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, drafts proposed bills and amendments for legislative consideration, testifies before the legislature.
Handles all phases of criminal prosecutions related to human trafficking and organized crime from investigation through grand jury, trial and the appellate process; Provides legal advice, counsel and assistance to local prosecutors and law enforcement entities, analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, civil investigative demand responses, subpoenas, depositions, or other discovery
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 accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)
Licensed as an attorney by the State Bar of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Experience: Four years full-time experience as a licensed attorney, handling criminal prosecution cases Knowledge of law 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 [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected]
Skill in conducting effective research
Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
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 handle stressful situations
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 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%
Prosecuting complex sex and labor trafficking cases and organized crime cases
Certifications: Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization
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 https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf