Attorney V – VII – Enforcement Litigation and Collections Division

SALARY                    See Position Description                         LOCATION             Austin, TX

JOB TYPE                Full Time                                               REMOTE EMPLOYMENT Flexible/Hybrid

JOB NUMBER         24-09003                                               DEPARTMENT       County Attorney

OPENING DATE    02/18/2024                                             CLOSING DATE     3/10/2024 11:59 PM Central

Job Summary

Are you looking for career opportunities that provide top-notch benefits including paid vacation and sick leave, parental leave, outstanding health, vision, and dental insurance, a free health clinic for you and your dependents, a generous retirement plan, and much more? Then bring your talents to Travis County!

Practices civil law for Texas County or District government, with emphasis on a wide range of Plaintiff-side civil litigation.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the fifth in a series of seven attorney-related job classifications within the Attorneys job family. This classification handles cases and matters that are moderately complex and that may result in moderately severe consequences without supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Attends Commissioners Court meetings to advise clients in executive session.

 Appears in court at all levels for motions practice, trials, and administrative hearings.

 Presents analysis of contracts, policies, and laws. Performs legal research. Searches resources and studies legal records and documents to obtain information applicable to case or issue under consideration.

 Drafts legal memoranda, briefs, motions, orders, and other legal documents.

  Provides prelitigation counseling and resolves issues through negotiation, mediation, and/or trial.

 Oversees the creation and issuance of legal documents, including contracts, motions, orders, official policies, and other related documents. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

Attorney V: J.D./LL.B. from an accredited law school AND six (6) years licensed attorney work experience. Salary range starting at $99,345.18.

Attorney VI: J.D./LL.B. from an accredited law school AND eight (8) years licensed attorney work experience. Salary range starting at $106,310.90.

Attorney VII: J.D./LL.B. from an accredited law school AND ten (10) years licensed attorney work experience. Salary range

starting at $113,755.98.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.


 Experience in civil litigation.

 Experience in representing governmental entities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

 Jurisprudence, criminal and civil law and procedures, including constitutional and statutory law.  Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.

 Methods and practices of pleading cases and of effective techniques for presentation of cases in court or to effectively present facts and precedents verbally and in writing in law related matters.

 Policies, practices, procedures and legal terminology related to court system.

 Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.  Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.

 May be required to develop knowledge of and adhere to federal and state laws requiring the confidential handling of certain health information.

Skill in:

 Problem-solving and decision-making.

  Analyzing and appraising facts, policies, procedures and legal precedents in area of specialty.  Both verbal and written communication, including presentations.

Ability to:

  Conduct legal research and analysis, both manually and electronically.

 Present facts, precedents and arguments verbally and in writing and apply negotiation skills.  Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

 Work independently.

 Manage time well and perform multiple tasks, and organize diverse activities.  Work well under pressure and exercise tact in trying situations.

 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental clientele, representatives of outside agencies, other County employees and officials, and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Work Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM; Monday through Friday.

Location: 314 W 11th Street, Granger Building, Austin, TX Department: County Attorney

Criminal Background Check, Driving Record, Education, and Employment History Check Required.


Travis County


700 Lavaca Street, 9th Floor Austin, Texas, 78701

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Attorney V – VII – Enforcement Litigation and Collections Division Supplemental Questionnaire


Do you have any experience in civil litigation? If yes, describe your experience:


Do you have any civil trial court experience? If yes, describe your experience:


Do you have any experience with Texas administrative hearings? If yes, describe your experience:


Do you have any experience in representing governmental entities? If yes, describe your experience:

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