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ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS Assistant Attorney General III-IV (21-0328) in AUSTIN, Texas

Please paste the following URL into a browser to view the entire job posting in the CAPPS Career Section: may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career Section. It is not necessary to apply both through Work In Texas and CAPPS Career Section GENERAL DESCRIPTIONPerforms moderately complex to complex (journey-level) legal work. Work involves providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the States interest in civil and criminal matters; reviewing, evaluating, and rendering legal opinions; preparing legal documentation; and assisting in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work at a large, dynamic state agency making a positive difference in the lives of Texans.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSRepresents state agencies in state and federal district and appellate courts in various litigation matters, particularly environmental enforcement proceedings, including drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, and discovery requests and responses; participates in trial and appellate advocacy, including judicial review of agency orders and actions challenging agency rules and statutesProvides legal advice to state agencies on a variety of mattersAnalyzes diverse and routine factual and legal issuesPerforms related work as assignedMaintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functionsAttends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work scheduleEnsures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected informationComplies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrityQualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAssistant Attorney General III:Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.)Licensed as an attorney by the State Bar of TexasMember in good standing with the State Bar of TexasExperience: Two years of full-time working as a licensed attorneySkill in legal research, writing, and analysisSkill in effective oral and written communicationSkill in mediation negotiationsSkill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision makingSkill in identifying and solving complex problemsSkill in prioritizing workloadsSkill in using judgment to identify courses of actionSkill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrievalSkill in conducting effective researchSkill in effective oral and written communicationSkill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision makingAbility to prepare legal documents, conduct research, and interpret and apply lawsAbility to summarize findings, prepare cases and present at trial, and conduct hearingsAbility to receive and respond positively to constructive feedbackAbility to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environmentAbility to handle stressful situationsAbility to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travelAbility to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSAAbility to lift and relocate 30 lbs.Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 20%Assistant Attorney General IV, all of the above, PLUS:Additional year of full-time experience as a licensed attorneyKnowledge of laws and legal principles and practices relevant to environmental protectionAssists with training less tenured staffPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience: Two to three years of experience in civil litigation. Knowledge of utility law to include Public Utility Regulatory Act, Gas Utility Regulatory Act, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and knowledge of Texas Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, federal rulesKnowledge of federal and state environmental and natural resource statutes and