Assistant Attorney General IV-V

DIVISION: Criminal Prosecutions
POSTING NUMBER: 22-0633
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General IV-V
MONTHLY SALARY: $5,833.34-$9,583.34
POSTING DATE: May 3, 2022
LOCATION: 300 W. 15th Street 15th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Office of the Attorney General

Job Announcement

WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS DURATION: Until Filled

Performs complex to highly complex legal work for the Criminal Prosecutions Division 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. Represents the State’s interest in criminal matters. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans. Level of Complexity of State Classification: Complex to Highly ComplexLevel of Supervision of State Classification: Works under general to limited supervision, with moderate to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Function Description – Assistant Attorney General IV –
Prepares cases for trial; represents the State’s interest in criminal prosecution; prepares or supervises the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions, and other legal documents
Handles all phases of criminal prosecution from investigation through trial and appellate process; aids local prosecutors or law enforcement entities; analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery
Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions; handles complex and sensitive grand jury investigations and presentations; trains or assists in training less experienced staff 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 (AAG) V – All of the above functions for an AAG IV, PLUS:
Drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration
May supervise the work of others

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Assistant Attorney General IV –
Education: Graduation from 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
Experience: Three years full-time experience as a licensed attorney handling criminal prosecutions 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 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 60%

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)
Assistant Attorney General (AAG) V – All of the above qualifications for an AAG IV, PLUS:
One additional year full-time experience as a licensed attorney in prosecution of criminal cases

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization
Experience in prosecuting violent crimes, major offender cases, murder, child abuse, white collar crimes and/or public integrity offenses.

TO APPLY

To apply for a job with the OAG, submit a completed State of Texas job application through the OAG Job Postings Page. In addition, 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. For further instructions on how to apply through the OAG 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.

THE OAG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER