Assistant County Attorney

Employer: Williamson County Attorney’s Office
Location: Georgetown, Texas
POSITION:   Assistant County Attorney – Family Justice Attorney
SALARY:      $79,108.63
JOB SUMMARY:

Represents the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) in all Child Protective Services (CPS) legal cases in Williamson County.

General Duties:

Represents TDFPS in all CPS legal cases in Williamson County, including courtroom representation in hearings and trials, consulting, bench and jury trial preparation, hearing and trial practice, mediation, and drafting of motions, briefs and discovery.

Provides counsel to TDFPS, as well as other County offices, regarding any legal inquiries or questions related to CPS and child welfare matters.

Makes complex and tactical decisions while in trial and in hearings to best promote the client’s interest and goals.

Maintains knowledge and utilization of the Texas Family Code, case law, and procedural rules when making decisions and providing legal advice regarding legal cases and representation.

Communicates frequently with office support staff, TDFPS, other attorneys, witnesses, judges, and court staff.

Works closely with outside agencies including law enforcement, CASA and The Office of the Attorney General, as well as interoffice departments, such as the criminal divisions of the County and District Attorney’s Offices. 

Readily complies with office and county-wide policies and procedures.

Performs other tasks as assigned.

The physical demands and environmental factors listed below as well as regular attendance are also essential functions for this position.

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.  Experience in Family Law or Child Welfare Law, specifically representing parents, children or the Department of Family and Protective Services is preferred.  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 is dedicated in handling cases with the Department of Family and Protective services. Starting salary is $79,108.63. 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. 

Resumes may be emailed to:
Peggy Vasquez, Chief of Staff –[email protected]

However, an application MUST be completed via Williamson County HR online portal.