Civil Attorney – Litigation

FORT BEND COUNTY

FORT BEND COUNTY DEPARTMENT: COUNTY ATTORNEY
JOB TITLE: CIVIL ATTORNEY – LITIGATION

Job No: 20-292

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides legal counsel to Elected Officials and Department Heads to the fullest extent in order to protect the County from civil liability and to ensure that actions undertaken by representatives of the County are authorized by law. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prosecutes and defends civil claims and litigation involving the County including calls, conferences, correspondence, investigations, research, pleadings, motions, discovery and briefs. Develops litigation strategies, skills and case evaluations in conjunction with all departmental attorneys. Attends court sessions as required, for all cases assigned. Coordinates administrative duties such as reporting of claims and submission of attorney billable hours. Reviews and revises attorney work products. Manages case flow while meeting deadlines. Provides legal advice to County Officials and Department Heads and responds to requests from the public. Reviews and drafts contracts (tax abatements, engineering agreements, maintenance contracts, lease agreements). Prepare legal response to Request for Public Information inquiries; all EEOC charges and attend mediations, as needed. 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 and Licensed by the Texas Bar. Certified in the Federal District Court, Southern District of Texas and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Minimum of 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.

SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 15, $3,308.00 – $3,892.00 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.

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs.