Assistant County Attorney

Employer: Williamson County Attorney’s Office

Location: Georgetown, Texas

POSITION:   Assistant County Attorney – Civil Attorney

SALARY:      $82,272.97 – $94,613.92

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting directly the Civil Division Chief, the Civil Attorney represents the State in mental health civil commitment cases, Adult Protective Services matters, state guardianship matters and bond forfeiture proceedings.

General Duties:

Performs work on mental health matters and litigation related to representing the State in mental health civil commitment cases

Responds to or provides advice on Rule 12 and Public Information Act requests and, when necessary, prepares requests for rulings with legal briefs for submission to the Attorney General’s Office

Provides counsel to County officials on legal inquiries

Provides counsel and representation in litigation related to misdemeanor bond forfeitures

Provides representation and assistance to the Bail Bond Board

Performs contract or document review, or preparation of contracts and legal documents

Provides representation in guardianship cases related to Texas Health and Human Services and Adult Protective Services matters

Conducts legal research and analysis in preparation for legal opinions to County officials, briefs in litigation or Attorney General Opinion requests

Provides support to the Civil Division Chief in performing all duties related to defense representation of the County or County officials in civil litigation, tort claims, civil rights claims/Section 1983 litigation, employment claims and other civil issues, including discovery, mediations, trials and appeals

Frequent communication with outside agencies and County officials, including the Commissioners Court and its department heads, the Sheriff’s Office and other elected officials, County employees, attorneys, opposing attorneys, the County Attorney and other Civil Division Personnel

Performs related projects as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Doctorate in Jurisprudence from an accredited law school.  Must be currently licensed by the State Bar to practice law and in good standing.  Must pass a criminal background check. Ability to work in an office environment and interact effectively with others.

Candidates should be proficient in electronic legal research.  Candidates should possess superior communications skills. 

Minimum of two (2) years of experience as an assistant county or district attorney, city attorney or other governmental attorney with experience in areas related to the job duties; or three (3) years of civil litigation experience as an attorney in the relevant areas of civil litigation/claims or three (3) years of experience in general civil law and civil practice areas.. 

Knowledge of Civil Procedure and discovery rules and deadlines.  Civil jury trial experience.  Abilities to manage a considerable docket of active cases and consistently satisfy deadlines in the face of competing time demands are essential functions of the position.  The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate these skills and perform these functions with minimal direction from the County Attorney. 

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Mainly indoor activity.  Significant contact with the public, crime victims, witnesses, persons accused/convicted of crimes, police officers, and other law enforcement /courthouse personnel.

About This Office

Williamson County is a medium size office serving approximately 28 law enforcement agencies including the City of Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Georgetown. We are looking for a highly self-motivated, hardworking, compassionate individual who has experience with Public Information requests, mental health and Civil Litigation. Health and retirement benefits provided through Williamson County. State Bar dues, CLE and membership in TDCAA for the selected candidate will be paid by the County Attorney’s Office.

APPLICATIONS

To be considered, interested candidates must submit an Employment Application online only thru Williamson County Human Resources at

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/williamsonco/default.cfm

Not every applicant will be interviewed.  No phone calls.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Employment is ALWAYS AT WILL of the County Attorney.