Assistant County Attorney – Civil

Employer: Atascosa County Attorney’s Office
Location: Jourdanton, Texas

Job Summary

Performs legal work necessary to effectively represent Atascosa County in all civil matters, as required.

Salary is $70,000 plus county benefits per year.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts on behalf of the County, including construction agreements, software agreements, service agreements, and vendor/supplier contracts
  • Responsible for providing legal advice to County elected officials and County employees in Offices/Departments, advising and regularly attending Commissioners Court
  • Responding to open record requests under the Public Information Act
  • Reviewing, drafting and advising on regulations and ordinances
  • Conducts legal research and drafts legal opinions
  • Representing the County in additional civil matters as necessary

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school.
  • Must be currently licensed by the State Bar of Texas to practice law and in good standing.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Prior civil government work experience a plus.
  • Proficient in electronic legal research.
  • Candidates should possess superior written and oral communication and advocacy skills and the ability to consistently satisfy deadlines in the face of competing time demands.
  • Must be able to demonstrate all necessary skills and functions with minimal direction from the other Assistant County Attorneys and County Attorney
  • Must be available on a daily basis to handle issues submitted by elected officials, county commissioners, justices of the peace, the public, police officers, and other law enforcement/courthouse personnel.
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test

About this Office

Atascosa County is located 30 minutes from downtown San Antonio. The County Attorney’s Office serves approximately 6 law enforcement agencies, numerous elected county officials and judges. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter, hardworking, compassionate individual who is dedicated to obtaining positive results on behalf of the county and elected officials. Health insurance and retirement benefits are available through Atascosa County. State Bar dues; CLE and membership in TDCAA for the selected candidate will be paid by the County Attorney’s Office.

Applications

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email only to [email protected]

Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Not every applicant will be interviewed. No phone calls please. Employment is always AT WILL of the County Attorney.