Guadalupe County Attorney
Seguin, Texas 78155
The Guadalupe County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of
Assistant County Attorney-Commissioners Court
Our office is located in Seguin, which is very close to New Braunfels and conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio.
The position requirements are:
• J.D. degree from an accredited college or university;
• Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas;
• Significant understanding of civil law as it pertains to County Government;
• Minimum 3 years of experience.
Salary determined by experience and qualifications. Salary up to $86,000 annually. Benefits include Medical Insurance, Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave and Retirement.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Serves as Legal Counsel to Guadalupe County Commissioners and in that capacity is directly involved with all legal aspects of county business operations.
This position reports directly to the County Attorney.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Review, modification and drafting of contracts, memorandums of understanding and Interlocal agreements by and between the county and third parties that involve departments whose head is appointed by Commissioners Court.
Review Agenda wording and attend Commissioners Court meetings and be prepared to answer legal questions that might arise during a meeting.
Respond to requests for legal advice received from members of Commissioners Court and officials appointed by Commissioners Court.
Review and respond to requests for public information received by members of Commissioners Court or departments whose head is appointed by Commissioners Court. Seek an Attorney General Opinion on said PIA requests when circumstances warrant.
Other Important Duties*
Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
Regular attendance is essential. Must arrive at work on time, prepared to perform assigned duties, and work assigned schedule. Employee must have the ability to work well with others, public officials, public officials from other jurisdictions, County Vendors and the Media. Requested accommodations to work hours and schedules are considered on an individual basis.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: application of legal principles to individual cases or problems; knowledge of state laws that affect, directly or indirectly, county business operations and in particular the Texas Local Government Code, the Texas Government Code, the Texas Public Information Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act as well as other state or federal laws, regulations, and precedents; methods and practices of pleading cases; and effective techniques of presentation of cases in court.
Skill/Ability to: understand and interpret complex constitutional provisions, statutes, and administrative regulations and precedents; interact with Public Officials, Dept. Heads and citizens in a professional manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the legal profession, law enforcement agencies, fellow employees, and the general public; and maintain appropriate necessary certifications.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
J.D. degree from an accredited college or university.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
This position must have a license to practice law in the State of Texas by the State Bar of Texas and be in good standing.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, sit, stand, bend and stoop. May be required to lift, carry or push/pull supplies, materials, equipment and/or items weighting up to 10 pounds. Work is primarily conducted indoors.
Guadalupe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Applications may be obtained online at http://www.co.guadalupe.tx.us or from the Human Resource Office located at 211 W. Court Street, Seguin, Texas. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and letter of interest via e-mail to Office Manager Kellie Hall at [email protected] or via fax to 830-379-9491.
Guadalupe County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.
GUADALUPE COUNTY ATTORNEY