Civil Attorney - Litigation

FORT BEND COUNTY

DEPARTMENT: COUNTY ATTORNEY

JOB TITLE:  CIVIL ATTORNEY – LITIGATION

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides legal counsel to Elected Officials and Department Heads to the fullest extent in order to protect the County from civil liability and to ensure that actions undertaken by representatives of the County are authorized by law.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Prosecutes and defends civil claims and litigation involving the County including calls, conferences,

correspondence, investigations, research, pleadings, motions, discovery, briefs, hearings, trials and appeals.  Develops litigation strategies, skills and case evaluations in conjunction with all departmental attorneys.  Attends court sessions as required, for all cases assigned.  Coordinates administrative duties such as reporting of claims and submission of attorney billable hours.  Reviews and revises attorney work products.  Manages case flow while meeting deadlines.  Provides legal advice to County Officials and Department Heads and responds to requests from the public.  Assists with reviewing and drafting of contracts and agreements.  Major area of responsibility is to prepare legal documents related to eminent domain cases and attend all related hearings as assigned.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate County Managers.

REQUIREMENTS:

Doctor of Jurisprudence and Licensed by the Texas Bar.  Certified in the Federal District Court, Southern

District of Texas and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Minimum of four years job related experience required. 

Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability

to deal effectively with the Public, Elected Officials and Department Directors/Managers.  Prior government

experience desirable.  Prior eminent domain experience is desirable.

SALARY RANGE: Professional/ManagementGrade 15, $3,275.20 - $3,853.60 biweekly based on qualifications

CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.                                                                          

Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin, or any other reason protected by law.

To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at www.fortbendcounty.jobs