FORT BEND COUNTY
Date Posted: 02/14/2022
FORT BEND COUNTY DEPARTMENT: COUNTY ATTORNEY
JOB TITLE: CIVIL ATTORNEY – FAMILY LAW
Prosecutes assigned civil cases to ensure efficient and effective operation of judicial system. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Represents the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) in all legal proceedings in Fort Bend County. Reviews, investigates, prosecutes and presents cases to judges and juries. Conducts legal research and prepares pleadings, motions, discovery and briefs. Discusses cases with various Departments within DFPS. Attends all meetings, court hearings, judge trials, jury trials in which DFPS is involved in Fort Bend County. Works closely with DFPS caseworkers, ad litems for parents and children and CASA. This position is on call every third week and expected to be available to give legal advice 24 hours a day during the on call time period. Assists and/or instruct other employees with their duties. Assigns, plans and reviews work of other employees. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
Doctor of Jurisprudence; Licensed by the Texas Supreme Court. Certified in the Federal District Court, Southern District of Texas and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Four years job related experience required. Strong verbal and written communication, and organizational skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees and elected officials. Desirable experience areas include family law with a particular preference for children’s protective services law. Valid Driver’s License.
SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 15, $3,308.00 – $3,983.20 biweekly based on qualifications
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.
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To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs
Job No. 22-038