Assistant County Attorney

HARRIS COUNTY

SALARY: Depends on qualifications

OPENING DATE: 12/28/20

CLOSING DATE: 1/31/21

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the managing attorney, this attorney represents the Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) and performs complex legal work regarding the Texas Transportation Code, the Texas Government Code, and other applicable laws.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides counsel and assistance to various departments of HCTRA and assistance with personnel issues (employee discipline, EEOC Position Statements, and employee complaints)
Responds to escalated customer service issues and complaints

Provides legal review, drafting, advice and opinions on contracts and procurement matters Assists with public information requests
Represents HCTRA in contract negotiations and disputes, including contract-related claims, as well as other matters as requested by HCTRA management

Performs work under minimum direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment
Good candidates are detail-oriented and enjoy research and handling a wide variety of transactional matters

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email [email protected]

REQUIREMENTS:

Law Degree from an accredited college or university
Licensure under the State Bar of Texas; in good standing with no disciplinary history
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a transactional attorney
Detail-oriented approach and enthusiasm toward research and handling a wide variety of transactional matters
Excellent written and verbal skills

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume” will not be accepted for qualifications.

PREFERENCES:

Previous government and toll road experience preferred

GENERAL INFORMATION:

HOURS: Full-time, Monday through Friday

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Harris County has an Employment-at-Will Policy.
Employment is contingent on passing a criminal background check.

Upon receiving a conditional Offer of Employment, all applicants are screened for the presence of illegal drugs.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your on-line profile by visiting:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx

1310 Prairie Street, Ste. 240
Houston, TX 77002
[email protected]
Position #05858 ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY