Transactional 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 a transactional attorney who, under general direction, negotiates and drafts a wide variety of contracts and legal documents; conducts legal research; and performs related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for negotiating and drafting a wide variety of contracts, including grant agreements to nonprofits, interlocal agreements with other governmental entities, economic development agreements, drug treatment and counseling agreements, software agreements, and vendor/supplier agreements.

Responsible for providing legal advice to the County elected officials and County staff in County departments, including Community Resources, Purchasing, Emergency Management, Information Technology, Judicial Services and Law Enforcement (both Sheriff and Constable Offices).

May occasionally assist with Public Information Act requests.

Conducts legal research and drafts legal opinions.

No litigation work required for this position in either Federal or State court.

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.

Minimum of three years of experience as an attorney, including a minimum of two years of experience as a transactional attorney. 

Excellent research and writing skills. 

Proficiency with legal tools and software such as Westlaw, Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Adobe.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, appointed and elected County officials, outside agencies and the general public. 

Highly skilled in persuasive advocacy.

Ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct as an attorney representing the State of Texas and Bexar County.

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


Prior experience drafting government agreements and/or experience drafting grant agreements and agreements funded through state and/or federal grants.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

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

Constantly working in indoor conditions.

Occasionally moves items weighing up to 10-15 pounds.

Occasionally moves about the office.

Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.

Must be able to remain in a stationary position.


Ruiz, Anna M. [email protected]