Office of the Attorney General
DIVISION: Human Trafficking and Transnational Organized
POSTING NUMBER: 22-1104
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General IV WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General
MONTHLY SALARY: $5,258.67-$8,624.25 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
POSTING DATE: September 14, 2022 DURATION: Until Filled
LOCATION: 7700 Chevy Chase Drive, 310, Austin, TX 78752
Performs complex (journey-level) legal work. Work involves providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the State’s interest in criminal matters; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions; preparing legal documentation; and assisting in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration.
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 prosecution of human trafficking and transnational/organized crime cases Represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts
Performs legal research and investigations, and reports findings and conclusions Prepares legal documents, including but not limited to briefs, pleadings, and memoranda Participates in administrative and evidentiary hearings and in the discovery 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. Advises clients and management on factual and legal issues
Testifies at hearings, trials, and legislative meetings
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 Juris Doctor (JD) degree Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Experience: Three years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Criminal Prosecutions Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; and of state and federal laws, regulations, and rules.
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 30%
Experience: Five years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Criminal Prosecutions
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 http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf.
THE OAG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER