DIVISION: Criminal Prosecutions
POSTING NUMBER: 21-0669
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General V
MONTHLY SALARY: $7,785.58
POSTING DATE: August 31, 2021
LOCATION: 300 W. 15th Street, 15th Floor, Austin, TX 78701
Office of the Attorney General
WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General
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 serious criminal matters such as public integrity offenses, violent crimes, murder, capital murder, white collar crimes, and child abuse. Unusual Working Conditions: During the biennium, critical target dates for the completion of work projects or gathering information to respond to questions from internal management, other state agencies, or state legislators may require the need to work extra hours. 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
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 and/or directs the providing of legal advice, counsel and 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 Drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration, analyzing proposed legislation.
May supervise the work of others
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 J.D.
Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Experience: Six 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 conducting effective research
Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
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 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 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%
Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization
Experience in prosecuting violent crimes, major offender cases, murder, capital murder, white collar crimes and/or public integrity offenses.
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