Assistant Attorney General V

DIVISION: Criminal Prosecutions
POSTING NUMBER: 18-1194
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General V
MONTHLY SALARY: $7,333.34-$7,916.67
POSTING DATE: September 10, 2018
LOCATION: 300 W. 15th Street, 15th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General

DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS DURATION: Until Filled

Office of the Attorney General

Job Announcement

Performs highly complex legal work for the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Prosecutions Division of the Office of the Attorney General. Work involves all phases of criminal prosecution, providing legal advice, counsel and assistance to local prosecutors and law enforcement entities related to human trafficking cases and organized crime matters. Provides training on human trafficking for diverse populations around the state. 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

Prepares cases for trial; represents the State’s interest in prosecution of human trafficking and transnational/organized crime cases; Prepares or supervises the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, and other legal documents
Handles all phases of criminal prosecution from investigation through grand jury, trial and the appellate process; Provides legal advice, counsel and assistance to local prosecutors or law enforcement entities, analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, civil investigative demand responses, depositions or other discovery

Develops and provides training on human trafficking for law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, probation officers, medical personnel, members of industry and the public Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions, trains less experienced staff, drafts 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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
Experience: Four years’ full-time experience working in the following field as a licensed attorney: Criminal Prosecutions Knowledge of law and legal principles and practices relevant to the prosecution of criminal cases

Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
Skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected] Skill in conducting effective research
Ability to handle stressful situations
Ability to receive and respond 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 60%

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Prosecuting complex human trafficking, adult and child sex cases or organized crime cases Certifications: Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization

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