Attorney III

The Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s office is seeking someone to fill an Attorney III position.

Job Title:ATTORNEY III
Grade:E – 12
Job Type:Full-Time Regular
Department:County
FLSA:Exempt
Civil Service StatusExcluded

Summary:

Under general direction, is responsible for preparing and trying civil cases; supervises support staff; conducts legal research; negotiates case settlements; represents County as plaintiff or defendant in civil litigation; and performs related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervises support staff in the operational aspects of preparing pre-trial hearings and cases

May consult with expert witnesses, insurance representatives, Elected/Appointed Officials and/or department heads on issues related to litigation

Responds to motions and briefs in State and Federal courts

Researches statutory and case law

Prepares witnesses for deposition and trial testimony

Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents

Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and four years of litigation experience in State and Federal court; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Good knowledge of the civil and criminal justice systems; good knowledge of case law; knowledge of law enforcement operations; knowledge of medical and mental health terminology

Skill in supervising employees; skill in legal research; skill in negotiation; skill in making presentations; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive and irrational individuals

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to operate personal computer; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, outside agencies and the general public

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation 

Must be licensed to practice in the State of Texas

Must be licensed in Federal court

May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Constantly working in indoor conditions 

Occasionally moves items weighing up to 10-15 pounds

Occasionally moves about the office

Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery

Positions self to perform essential functions

Must be able to remain in a stationary position

Individual Office/Department Conditions:

Incumbent will not perform duties listed under Essential Functions (1-5), but will perform the duties listed below:

Supervises support staff in the technical aspects of preparing legal briefs, and correspondence to ensure accuracy and professional correctness;

Provide legal services relating to Public Information Act (Open Records) requests made to Bexar County elected officials, offices and departments;

Prepare, interpret, and review policies, legal opinions, and other documents to ensure compliance with legal requirements of the Texas Public Information Act;

Researches statutory and case law to prepare legal briefs requesting opinions from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas pertaining to Public Information act requests;

Provide annual training to Bexar County elected officials, department heads, and their staff regarding the legal requirements of the Public Information Act;

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar Criminal District Attorney’s Office.  

SECTION/UNIT:       Civil Division

          *   Ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct as an attorney representing the State of Texas and Bexar County; ability to supervise support staff in the technical aspects of preparing legal briefs and correspondence to ensure accuracy and professional correctness; ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, appointed and elected County officials, outside agencies and the general public

Preference:  Prior experience in personal injury cases, as well as counseling and defending governmental entities and/or employers in employment/labor proceedings.

Monthly salary is $6,599.00.  To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Attorney III” in the subject line.