Assistant Attorney General I-III

DIVISION: Election Fraud Grant
POSTING NUMBER: 19-0534
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General I-III
MONTHLY SALARY: $5,242.28-$5,833.41
POSTING DATE: January 28, 2019
LOCATION: 300 W. 15th Street, 15th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Office of the Attorney General

Job Announcement

WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS DURATION: Until Filled

THIS POSITION IS GRANT FUNDED UNTIL 9/30/2019. CONTINUATION OF THIS POSITION BEYOND 9/30/2019 IS DEPENDENT UPON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING. Performs entry- level to moderately complex attorney work for the Election Fraud Investigations project of the Criminal Prosecutions Division. The Office of the Attorney General is a state agency with over 4000 employees throughout the State of Texas. Work involves providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to client state agencies, local prosecutors, and law enforcement entities; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Assistant Attorney General I -
Assists in preparing or prepares election fraud cases for trial; represents the State’s interest in criminal matters; Prepares legal documents, including but not limited to briefs, pleadings, and memoranda. Assists in preparing or prepares cases for trial
Assists in representing or represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts; performs legal research and investigations, and reports findings and conclusions; and participates in hearings and in the discovery process
Assists with or performs training for law enforcement entities, prosecutors and other governmental staff; and assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration
Performs related work as assigned
Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions
Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule
Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity
Assistant Attorney General II – All of the above functions for an AAG I, PLUS:
Analyzes factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery
Assistant Attorney General III – All of the above functions for an AAG II, PLUS:
Analyzes factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery; and participates in administrative and evidentiary hearings and in the discovery process

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Assistant Attorney General I -
Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D.
Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
None to some experience in legal work as a licensed attorney
Knowledge of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to the prosecution of criminal cases
Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
Skill in effective oral and written communication
Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 50%
Assistant Attorney General II: All the above qualifications for an AAG I, PLUS:
One year of full-time experience working in the following fields as a licensed attorney: Criminal Prosecutions or Election Fraud Assistant Attorney General III: All the above qualifications for an AAG I, PLUS:
Two years of full-time experience working in the following fields as a licensed attorney: Criminal Prosecutions or Election Fraud

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Three or more years experience handling criminal prosecutions Experience in handling Election Fraud prosecutions

TO APPLY

All applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General must be submitted electronically through www.WorkInTexas.com. A State of Texas application in WorkInTexas (WIT) must be completed to be considered. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. WIT JOB MATCH: Occupational Category: Legal; Occupation: Lawyers; Industry: Public Administration. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf.

THE OAG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER