Enforcement/Prosecutor

JOB POSTING- NORTH CAMPUS
Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
Enforcement/ Prosecutor
Chief Prosecutor- Manager V

$87,768- $99,000 annually
$7,314- $8,250 monthly

Opening Date: 01/07/2020
Closing Date: 5 P.M. on 01/22/2020

Posting No. 0101-20
Group: B26
Position: 151

Job Description:

The Chief Prosecutor is selected by and responsible to the Director of Enforcement (Director) and performs highly advanced managerial work overseeing the daily operations and activities of the Enforcement Division’s prosecuting attorneys. Work involves training, evaluating, and supervising the prosecutors; developing goals, procedures, and priorities for the prosecutors; monitoring the workloads and productivity of the prosecutors; hiring new prosecutors; and assisting the Director in the development and evaluation of policies and procedures governing the operations of the Prosecution Section and the division. Work is performed under minimal supervision of the Director with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position is located at 1106 Clayton Ln. Austin, TX 78723.

Essential Duties:

➢ Manages the day to day activities of the prosecuting attorneys in the Enforcement Division. Plans, assigns and oversees the work performed by the prosecutors and provides feedback to ensure the highest quality of work.

➢Develops performance standards and position descriptions; provides guidance and mentoring; develops, consults on, and recommends section personnel actions; drafts and delivers performance evaluations with oversight and approval of Director; and recommends, drafts, delivers and administers corrective feedback and formal personnel actions.

➢  Oversees the development of goals for the quality, quantity and timeliness of work produced by the prosecutors, and the establishment of targets for measuring success.

➢  Oversees the development of procedures, policies and priorities to guide the work of the prosecutors.

➢  Evaluates systems and processes affecting the prosecutors, identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operational effectiveness for the prosecutors and for the division as a whole.

➢  Oversees the preparation of statistical reports relating to the prosecutors’ workloads and productivity.

➢  Analyzes statistics and otherwise monitors the productivity of the prosecutors and provides feedback as appropriate.

➢  Advises and consults with Director on matters relating to the prosecutors.

➢  Collaborates with Department staff to establish, maintain and promote positive working relationships and develop open lines of communication.

➢  Oversees the resolution of enforcement cases. Provides mentoring and guidance to prosecutors to promote consistency in the application of laws and rules, and to assist in keeping them informed of policies and priorities established by the Director and the Executive Office. Reviews, edits and provides final approval for the work product of the prosecutors, including charging decisions and case resolutions.

➢  Completes all hiring activities related to the prosecutors with oversight and approval of the Director.

➢  Evaluates the training needs of the prosecutors on an ongoing basis. Oversees the training and professional development of prosecutors. Develops, coordinates and delivers training as needed, or makes arrangements for training to be obtained from other sources

➢Assists the Director with compiling performance measures for the division. Participates in the development of performance measure projections for the Strategic Plan and Legislative Appropriations Request.

➢  Assists the Director in formulating, establishing and monitoring procedures, policies and priorities for the Prosecution section and the division. Participates in maintaining and revising the Complaint Resolution Procedures Manual, the Enforcement Plan and the Criminal Conviction Guidelines.

➢  Reports regularly to the Director on the activities of the Prosecution section, the quality and quantity of work performed, progress on performance measures and other goals, status of high profile cases, and other matters of interest to the Director. Completes special projects as assigned by the Director.

➢Represents the Enforcement Division at Commission and advisory board meetings. Assigns prosecutors to present staff reports and other agenda items relating to the Enforcement Division.

➢  Assists in educating the regulated industries and the public by making appearances before groups and speaking about laws, rules, agency procedures, and enforcement actions affecting the subject industries. Also coordinates such appearances by other attorneys in the Prosecution section.

➢  Researches and interprets statutes, rules, regulations, codes, and administrative records, and analyzes their applicability and significance in specific fact situations presented in complaints. Conducts legal research in various areas of federal and state law, including case decisions, evidentiary law, statutory law, procedural and court rules, and legislation.

➢  Advises investigators regarding evidentiary analysis and avenues of investigation to be pursued, and provides guidance to all Enforcement staff regarding statutes, rules, and enforcement policies.

➢  Reviews drafts of laws and rules affecting agency programs. Prepares cost estimates and bill analyses for proposed legislation during legislative sessions.

➢  Performs duties in accordance with the Complaint Resolution Procedures Manual, the Enforcement Plan and the Criminal Conviction Guidelines.

➢  Complies with division and/or agency training requirements.

➢  Demonstrates a spirit of teamwork, offering positive and constructive ideas, encouragement and support to other members of the staff and team, while upholding the agency’s core values.

➢  Keeps management appropriately informed of ongoing activity and critical matters affecting the operation and well-being of the agency.

➢ Adheres to all TDLR Personnel Policies and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from an accredited law school with an L.L.B. or J.D. degree. Licensed to practice law in Texas and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Seven (7) years of litigation experience required. Three (3) years of experience as a manager, supervisor, team leader or project leader, in any setting, required. The experience requirements may run concurrently. Leadership experience in a legal office, law enforcement, or regulatory enforcement environment strongly preferred. Administrative enforcement or criminal prosecution experience preferred. Completion of leadership or management training such as programs from the Governor’s Center for Management Development, including the Management Development Program, the Governor’s Executive Development Program, or the Transformative Leadership Program, preferred. Must possess a valid class C driver’s license, proof of auto liability insurance, and an acceptable driving record from the Department of Public Safety.

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of OOB General Officer, 35 Military Intelligence, 10 Operations, 90 GO General Officer or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

Remarks

The successful candidate will have: Knowledge of administrative law proceedings and concepts such as jurisdiction, notice, and due process; and, of the Administrative Procedures Act, the Texas Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure, the Public Information Act, the Open Meetings Act, and the laws administered by TDLR. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and management. Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problem solving; in the use of computers and applicable software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and email, and, in the use of a computer to produce complex documents. Skill in the operation of office equipment. Ability to interpret, apply, and explain, orally and in writing, statutes, rules, codes, procedures, and policies; and to perform legal research.

Ability to establish priorities, goals and objectives; to devise solutions to administrative problems; and, to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures. Ability to evaluate work performed by others and provide meaningful feedback; to devise solutions to administrative problems; and to prepare reports. Ability to develop and provide training; to monitor workloads, work processes and trends of a work unit; and, to plan and manage multiple tasks or courses of action simultaneously and respond effectively to rapidly changing priorities in a highly visible setting. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, exhibit a leadership style that motivates others to high levels of productivity, and interact tactfully and effectively with internal and external customers.

Mail, e-mail or fax State of Texas applications to: TDLR, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 12157, Austin Texas 78711, Fax (512) 475-3377. E-mail [email protected] Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of State Applications. Applications not completely filled out may be rejected. Only TYPED applications will be considered.

This job is not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

TDLR IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

TDLR participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
TDLR provides a total compensation package that enables us to attract, motivate, and retain highly skilled and talented employees, including a merit system, full use of salary ranges, performance awards, retention and recruitment bonuses.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), TDLR will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the application, contact TDLR Human Resources at 512-463-7184. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.