Attorney General IV-VI

DIVISION: Criminal Prosecutions
POSTING NUMBER: 20-0399
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General IV-VI
MONTHLY SALARY: $6,666.67-$10,291.67
POSTING DATE: December 30, 2019
LOCATION: 300 W. 15th Street, 15th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Office of the Attorney General

WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS DURATION: Until Filled

Performs complex to highly complex legal work for the Office of the Attorney General – Criminal Prosecutions Division, a state agency with over 4000 employees throughout the State of Texas. Work involves planning, coordinating, and monitoring legal activities; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to local prosecutors and law enforcement entities. Represents the State’s interest in criminal matters. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Function Description – Assistant Attorney General IV:
  • Represents the State’s interest in prosecution of criminal cases in the White-Collar Crime &Public Integrity Section; Handles complex to highly complex and sensitive grand jury investigations and presentations: Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions and other discovery
  • Prepares legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions and other legal documents; Represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal trial and appellate courts; Provides legal advice, counsel and assistance to client state agencies, local prosecutors or law enforcement entities; Testifies at hearings, trials, or legislative meetings
  • Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration; May train others
  • Performs related work as assigned
  • Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions
  • Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule
  • Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity
  • Assistant Attorney General V: All the above functions for AAG IV, PLUS
  • Oversees the preparation of cases for trial; May supervise the work of others; Drafts bills and amendments for legislative consideration
  • Assistant Attorney General VI: All the above functions for AAG IV and V, PLUS
  • Directs, plans, coordinates, and monitors legal activities; May assign and/or supervise the work of others

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D.
  • Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
  • Experience: Three years full-time as a licensed attorney, handling criminal prosecutions
  • Knowledge of law and legal principles and practices relevant to the prosecution of criminal cases
  • Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected] Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to receive and respond to constructive feedback
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
  • Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
  • Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 60%
  • Assistant Attorney General V: All the above functions for AAG IV, PLUS:
  • Experience: One additional year as a licensed attorney, handling criminal prosecutions
  • Assistant Attorney General VI: All the above functions for AAG IV and V, PLUS:
  • Experience: One additional year as a licensed attorney, handling criminal prosecutions

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization Experience in prosecuting white collar crime and public integrity cases

TO APPLY

All applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General must be submitted electronically through www.WorkInTexas.com. A State of Texas application in WorkInTexas (WIT) must be completed to be considered. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. WIT JOB MATCH: Occupational Category: Legal; Occupation: Lawyers; Industry: Public Administration. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf.

THE OAG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER