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County Attorney Family Justice Attorney III

at Williamson County

Pay: up to $79108.38/year
Salary : $3,042.63 Biweekly
Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2559101
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, law

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Job Title:County Attorney Family Justice Attorney III
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$3,042.63 Biweekly
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: Georgetown: 405 MLK, Texas
Department:County Attorney
 
Reporting directly to Family Justice Director, the Family Justice Attorney represents the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) in all Child Protective Services (CPS) legal cases in Williamson County
 EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
  • Represents TDFPS in all CPS legal cases in Williamson County, including courtroom representation in hearings and trials, consulting, bench and jury trial preparation, hearing and trial practice, mediation and drafting of motions, briefs and discovery
  • Provides counsel to TDFPS, as well as other County offices, regarding any legal inquiries or questions related to CPS and child welfare matters
  • Makes complex and tactical decisions while in trial and in hearings to best promote the client's interest and goals
  • Maintains knowledge and utilization of the Texas Family Code, case law and procedural rules when making decisions and providing legal advice regarding legal cases and representation
  • Communicates frequently with office support staff, TDFPS, other attorneys, witnesses, judges and court staff
  • Works closely with outside agencies including law enforcement, CASA and The Office of the Attorney General, as well as interoffice departments, such as the criminal divisions of the County and District Attorney's Offices
  • Performs special duties as assigned
ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS
  • Reports directly to – Family Justice Director
  • Direct Reports – No
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Position involves prolonged sitting at a workstation, reaching, walking, twisting, bending, repetitive motions, and standing
  • Position involves occasional lifting and carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds and exertion of up to twenty-five (25) pounds of force to move objects
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
  • Work is primarily indoors in an air-conditioned environment
  • Regular travel between work sites as required
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.
 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Texas
  • Possess strong analytical and communication skills essential to effectively and objectively interact with and advise personnel and external agencies on legal matters
  • Working knowledge of specific job-related technology
  • Possess or obtain a valid driver's license by date of hire
  • Possess and maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Extensive, proven knowledge in the Juris profession with a clear knowledge and understanding of the Texas Family Code and legal principles and theories
  • Prior public-sector experience in a legal capacity and exempt position
  • Experience in Family Law or Child Welfare Law, specifically representing parents, children or the Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Knowledge of Civil Procedure and discovery rules and deadlines
  • Civil jury trial experience
EMPLOYMENT TESTING
Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:
  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: No
  • Psychological exam: No
  • Additional: N/A
IRREGULAR HOURS
  • Work outside of regular office hours (Monday-Friday) may be required
  • Essential personnel for emergency situations; discretion of department director
TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.