Attorney VII (LFRF – Transactions)

TRAVIS COUNTY invites applications for the position of:

Attorney VII (LFRF – Transactions)

SALARY:             $109,380.75 Annually

OPENING DATE: 10/15/21 CLOSING DATE: 11/15/21 11:59 PM JOB SUMMARY:

Practices civil or criminal law for Texas County or District government.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs legal research. Searches resources and studies legal records and documents to obtain information applicable to case or issue under consideration.

Drafts briefs, motions, orders, subpoenas, contracts and other legal documents, as well as correspondence and reports.

Takes depositions and responds to discovery requests. Oversees the creation and issuance of legal documents, including subpoenas, motions, orders, writs, warrants, contracts, official policies and other related documents. Represents the State at docket calls.

Prepares cases for trial. Collects, organizes and prepares evidence, information and other legal materials.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

E ducation and Experience:

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

L icenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

K nowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

Proficiency in the practice of law including government law. Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act. County Purchasing Act

Management and supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.

Jurisprudence, criminal and civil law, and procedures, including constitutional and statutory law.

Federal, State, Local, and County applicable laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to the area of assignment.

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

Policies, practices, procedures, and legal terminology related to the court system. Accounting, purchasing and budgetary theory, principles, and practices.

Investigative techniques.

Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and a variety of software packages.

Business English, spelling and arithmetic, 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: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Monday through Friday Department: County Attorney

Location: 314 W. 11th Street, Austin

Criminal, Education, and Employment Background Check Required

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

h ttps://www.traviscountytx.gov/human-resources/jobs

OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:

700 Lavaca Street, 9th Floor Austin, TX 78701

512-854-9165

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