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CPA - Fiscal & Agency Affairs Legal Intern

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 1/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00004112
Categories: Legal, Summer Jobs

Job Description


APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en)
PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.
DIVISION:  Fiscal & Agency Affairs Legal Services Division
Temporary Position. Position will begin {June 1st, 2019} and end on or before {August 16th, 2019}.


The legal intern may conduct complex research on state and federal statutes, bills, rules and regulations as needed. The legal intern may review and edit publications, contracts, transactional documents, and other documents for legal content, accuracy and legal compliance. The legal intern may review court orders, powers of attorney, trusts and other legal documents to determine whether applicants have legal authority over certain program accounts. The legal intern may attend internal and external meetings. The legal intern may assist with other special projects or perform other duties as assigned.
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Timely performs research and writing.

Reviews legal documents.

Attends internal and external meetings.



Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university or a recent graduate within one year.
Preferred Education:
At least 1 year of law school completed.
Work or School experience in research and planning, data analysis and/or policy development relating to general government programs.
Preferred Experience:
1st year law students with some professional work experience and 2nd year law students are preferred.
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Knowledge of:
  • Administrative law is a plus
Skill in:
  • conducting research and analysis
  • reading and interpreting laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • using a personal computer in a Windows environment and with Microsoft software and mainframe functions
  • effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication)
  • identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving)
Ability to:
  • use online research tools such as Westlaw and legal reference material
  • communicate effectively
  • follow verbal and written instructions
  • draft well-written and well-researched legal memoranda and other complex legal documents
  • manage work and time efficiently to complete multiple assignments within designated time periods without compromising accuracy
  • use standard office equipment
  • work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork)
  • adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability)
  • meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service)
  • effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence)
  • be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity)  
IMPORTANT NOTES TO THE CANDIDATE: Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation. Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions. CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Accounting division who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.) Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.
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