Civil Attorney – General Counsel

FORT BEND COUNTY
JOB TITLE: CIVIL ATTORNEY – GENERAL COUNSEL

DEPARTMENT: COUNTY ATTORNEY – TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE

SALARY: Professional/Management Grade 15 – $3,308.00 – $3,983.20 biweekly based on qualifications CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

Located just southwest of the City of Houston, Fort Bend has a long history, which began when a small log fort was built on the banks of the Brazos River to help protect the settlers moving onto Stephen F. Austin’s original Mexican land grants. Today, Fort Bend is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas and the United States with a current population exceeding 600,000.

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides legal counsel to elected officials and department heads to protect the county from civil liability and to ensure that actions undertaken by representatives of the county are in accordance with applicable laws. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Represents Fort Bend County in general civil matters/civil actions, as required. Drafts and reviews legal documents such as contracts, agreements, policies and resolutions and may participate in negotiations related to such documents. Conducts legal research. Issues legal opinions to elected officials and directors/managers. Experience with technology issues, data sharing, confidentiality, privacy and data security is desirable. Appears in court for hearings, as needed. Other duties as determined by the County Attorney. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.

REQUIREMENTS:

Doctor of Jurisprudence; Licensed by the Texas Supreme Court. Four years job related experience required. Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, elected officials and department directors/managers. Desirable experience areas include government, Public Information Act, real estate and employment law with a particular preference for strong information technology background. 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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