Assistant Attorney General IV-V

DIVISION: Criminal Prosecutions
POSTING NUMBER: 22-0603
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 trying and pleading cases, interpreting law, and providing 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 at a large, dynamic state agency making a positive difference in the lives of Texans.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Assistant Attorney General (AAG) 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; provides assistance to 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 (AAG) IV:
Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D.
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
Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
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 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 60%
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

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

TRAVEL

60%

TO APPLY

Applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) can be easily submitted through the OAG’s Job Postings Page (https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/careers/job-listings). The OAG also accepts applications submitted through www.WorkInTexas.com. Please note: A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered. Pursuant to the Texas Government Code, an applicant for any OAG position may be subject to a criminal background check. 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