PIA Attorney II

Grade: Base Annual Salary:E – 08 $93,228.00
Job Type:Full-Time Regular
Civil Service StatusExcluded


The Civil Division of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office serves as in-house counsel to Bexar County.  This job posting seeks an attorney who, under general direction, will be specifically responsible for the review and handling of Public Information Act requests and will perform related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervises support staff in the technical aspects of preparing legal briefs, and correspondence to ensure accuracy and professional correctness.

Provide legal services relating to Public Information Act (Open Records) requests made to Bexar County elected officials, offices and departments.

Prepare, interpret, and review policies, legal opinions, and other documents to ensure compliance with legal requirements of the Texas Public Information Act.

Researches statutory and case law to prepare legal briefs requesting opinions from the Office of the Attorney General of Texas pertaining to Public Information act requests.

Provide annual training to Bexar County elected officials, department heads, and their staff regarding the legal requirements of the Public Information Act.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence with an active bar license in good standing for the State of Texas.

Knowledge of the civil and criminal justice systems; good knowledge of case law; knowledge of law enforcement operations.

Skill in supervising employees; skill in legal research; skill in negotiation; skill in making presentations; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive and irrational individuals.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to operate personal computer; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, Bexar County employees, outside agencies and the general public.

Must be licensed to practice in the State of Texas.

May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek.

Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar Criminal District Attorney’s Office. 

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Constantly working in indoor conditions.

Occasionally moves items weighing up to 10-15 pounds.

Occasionally moves about the office.

Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information.

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.

Positions self to perform essential functions.

Must be able to remain in a stationary position.


Ruiz, Anna M. [email protected]