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Job Title:
Attorney III
Division:
TALCB Division
Job Posting #
2107-20-TALCB
Monthly Salary:
$6,250.00 - $6,500.00
State Classification:
Attorney III
Class No., Group:
3504, B25
Location:
Austin
FLSA Status:
Exempt
Work Week:
Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week (Telework may be possible)
Travel:
None
Posting Date:
07/21/2021
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Summary:

Performs highly complex attorney work. Work involves planning and organization, interpreting laws and regulations, preparing legal documents, rendering legal advice and counsel, consulting with opposing counsel, preparing cases for and representing the agency at administrative hearings, reviewing statutes and rules and proposing necessary revisions.

No outside professional practice is allowed by any agency employee without prior approval.

This is position is funded by the State Appraiser Regulatory Agency Support Grant and is funded through September 30, 2023.  Continuation of this position after aforementioned grant period is contingent upon availability of funding.

Minimum Education:
  • Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. or L.L.B. degree
  • Licensed by the State Bar of Texas, in good standing
Experience:

Minimum four years of experience in law practice, either private or governmental

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of administrative law
  • Working knowledge of state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Skill in operating a computer, to include Word, Excel, and Adobe
  • Ability to write clear and accurate opinions, briefs, pleadings, motions, orders, rules, memoranda, correspondence, etc.
  • Ability to manage a caseload of pending complaints
  • Ability to advise staff, regulated entities, and the public on the interpretation of agency laws and regulations
  • Ability to use computer for document preparation, research, and communication
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the public by phone, in writing, and in person
  • Ability to work with a team to solve problems
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Ability to review, analyze, negotiate and resolve complaints against real estate appraisers and appraisal management companies
  • Ability to litigate cases at the State Office of Administrative Hearings
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work experience with administrative law
  • Work experience with administrative hearings
  • Work experience with litigation
  • Work experience managing and litigating cases involving expert witnesses
  • Work experience with real estate appraisals
  • Working knowledge of Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1103 and 1104, Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, and other laws administered by the agency
  • Work experience in drafting pleadings, discovery and motions as well a disciplinary orders
Job Duties:
  • Manage a caseload of pending complaints matters
  • Review and respond to consumer complaints matters
  • Work with a team of investigators and legal assistants throughout the contested case resolution process
  • Conduct informal conferences and settlement negotiations for assigned cases
  • Represent the agency in hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings as assigned
  • Prepare pleadings, motions, discovery and orders for contested cases; prepare legal opinions, briefs, memoranda, and other documents as assigned
  • Provide written and oral responses to phone or written inquiries concerning TALCB Division issues, including licensing and enforcement matters
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Additional Requirements:

Resume and cover letter detailing how your experience ties to the position

Copies of law school transcripts must be provided at the time of interview

Environmental & Physical Conditions:  Normal office work environment, mostly sedentary in nature. May involve walking; standing; remaining stationary for long periods of time; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Work involves extensive telephone usage and repetitive hand/wrist/finger motions while using the computer.

To Apply:

To apply for this position, complete an on-line application either through the TREC CAPPS External Applicant Career Section at CAPPS Careers or through Work In Texas (WIT) at http://www.twc.state.tx.us. TREC/TALCB does not accept paper applications.

For job opening inquiries or to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act please contact the Human Resources Division at 512-936-3604.  

The Texas Veterans Commission provides helpful employment information.

  • Veterans must provide form DD-214
  • Surviving Spouse of Orphan must provide DD-1300 or DD-214

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

Military Crosswalk: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf

Contact:

Human Resources at 512-936-3604