Assistant Attorney General IV

Office of the Attorney General

Job Announcement

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


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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%


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Five years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Criminal Prosecutions


TO APPLY

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