Attorney III (2205-24-TALCB)
Job Vacancy Announcement
Performs highly complex (senior-level) legal work. Work involves overseeing and planning legal activities, preparing legal documents, participating in hearings, interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering legal advice and counsel. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
No outside professional practice is allowed by any agency employee without prior approval.
Graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. or L.L.B. degree
- Four years of experience in law practice, either private or governmental
- Licensed by the State Bar of Texas, in good standing
- 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; in the use of a computer and applicable software; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; in mediation and negotiations; and in using judgment to identify courses of action.
- Ability to plan and organize work, to conduct and advise on hearings, to prepare opinions and briefs, to prepare cases for hearing, to interpret and apply laws, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.
- Experience in representing state agencies before the State Office of Administrative Hearings
- Experience working with and interpreting federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to commercial and residential real estate.
- Experience in regulatory compliance as it relates to real estate.
- Organizes and coordinates legal and administrative activities.
- Coordinates and advises on the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, and proposals.
- Coordinates and advises on administrative, regulatory, evidentiary, and enforcement hearings.
- Coordinates and advises staff and the public on legal matters and on the interpretation and application of agency regulations and state and federal laws.
- Coordinates case preparation for hearings and represents the agency in matters before the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
- Enforces agency regulatory provisions and prosecutes violations.
- Applies legal principles and practices relating to the licensing and regulation of entities and individuals.
- Experience using office productivity software such as Microsoft Office to create documents, spreadsheets, meetings and manage email.
- Experience working on a Microsoft Windows based computer in a networked environment
- Experience with basic operation of web browsers such as navigation and searching
- May train others. Performs related work as assigned.
- Cover letter detailing how your experience ties to the position
- Writing sample
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.
- Free Parking
- Defined Retirement Benefit Plan.
- Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts.
- Medical Insurance - State pays 100% of the health plan premium for eligible full-time employees and 50% of the premium for their eligible dependents. State pays 50% of the eligible part-time employee’s premium and 25% for eligible dependents.
- Optional Benefits such as dental, vision, and life insurance.
- Minimum of 96+ Hours of Annual Leave a year **Annual leave increases with length of service.
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
For job opening inquiries or to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act please contact the TREC Human Resources by calling 512-936-3604. Applications must be received by the closing date in order to be considered for this posting. TREC does not accept paper applications.
Submit a DD-214 or DD-1300 (if applicable) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-936-3547 (fax).
Applications will not be considered until all required documentation is received by TREC/TALCB.
Skills test will be conducted at the time of interview.
Military Crosswalk Information: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf
Human Resources at 512-936-3604