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RRC - Assistant General Counsel - General Law

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 3/20/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00009409
Keywords: office

Job Description

General Description

Performs highly advanced, senior-level legal work. Work involves directing, planning and delivering legal activities, preparing legal documents, participating in hearings, interpreting laws and regulations, and providing legal advice and counsel. Supervise the work of other attorneys and staff. Works under minimal supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Note:  Transcript is required and must be attached with application.


Essential Job Duties


Directs, organizes, and coordinates legal and administrative activities.
Supervises and manages attorneys and staff in the General Law Section.
Oversees the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, contracts, proposals, and reports.
Oversees support for Contract Management, Human Resources and other administrative divisions.
Handles questions about Open Meeting Act and Public information requests.
Provides advice and training on ethics, conflicts of interest and rulemaking processes
Oversees the preparation of appeals of decisions and orders.
Oversees the preparation of subpoenas requiring the appearance of witnesses, records, and documents for hearings and civil litigation.
Oversees and advises staff and the public on legal matters and on the interpretation and application of agency regulations and state and federal laws.
Reviews drafts of laws, rules, and regulations affecting agency operations; and bills or amendments for legislative consideration.
Assists in resolving substantive and procedural issues.
Performs related work as assigned.

This position requires some travel.


State Classification #:  3506
State Classification Title: ATTORNEY V
Salary Group: B29

Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS):  
Army - 27A, 27B
Navy - 250X
Coast Guard – 04, LGL10
Marines – 4402, 4410
Air Force – 51X, 9210

Additional military crosswalk information may be found at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf



Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree. TRANSCRIPT IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE ATTACHED WITH APPLICATION.
Licensed attorney in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
10 or more years of experience in practice of law in private practice and/or government sector, including administrative law.
Experience managing attorneys and legal staff.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Oil and Gas law
Experience working with State of Texas Legislature and/or Legislative Staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; of state and federal laws, rules, and
regulations; and of agency administrative rules and regulations.
Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; identifying and solving complex problems; interpreting and applying laws and regulations; and, using judgment to identify courses of action.
Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills.
Ability to manage a complex workload and the staff involved in performing the work.
The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively on a team.
Ability to promptly and effectively address issues and concerns in a professional manner.
Ability to maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to respond to high pressure situations and meet changing demands and timelines.
Ability to understand and explain complex issues, including statutes, regulations and litigation.
Proficient in the use of computer systems utilizing Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Familiarity with automated matter management systems.
Ability to work Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with occasional flexible hours, nights, weekends.
Position requires occasional overnight travel.


Work Environment

Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general office environment; the noise level in the work environment ranges from low-to-moderate.


Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability to reach high and low; open, close and retrieve files from file cabinets as well as operate computer keyboard and appropriate office equipment. Must walk/stand for considerable amounts of time. Must use sense of smell; must also have visual acuity, depth perception, and the ability to discern colors.


Remarks: There is one available position.  DD214 or DD1300, copies of license/certifications, or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the job offer.

THE RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS ONLY ACCEPTS ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTING.

Due to the high volume of applications we do not accept telephone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.


The Railroad Commission of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age
or disability in employment or in the provision of services.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is a smoke-free workplace