Legal Assistant (2010-07-SES)
Job Vacancy Announcement
Serve as legal assistant in the Standards & Enforcement Services Division. Assist attorneys with case management. Review and analyze new complaints against license holders and other Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) regulated persons and entities. Research and apply applicable statutes and rules.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
Three years of relevant office or administrative work experience.
- Knowledge of legal terminology
- Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations
- Knowledge of research methods and techniques
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proficient skill in computer processing and databases
- Good organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and manage a caseload
- Ability to research, analyze, and apply statutes and rules
- Ability to successfully function as a team member and work well with all levels of co-workers and customers
- Ability to communicate professionally with the public both verbally and in writing
- Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies
- Ability to work until 5 p.m. on certain days
- Two years of experience managing legal cases.
- Real estate experience, including knowledge of the Real Estate License Act and the Rules of The Texas Real Estate Commission.
- Administrative law experience, including Administrative Procedures Act.
- Experience working with paperless filing systems.
- Knowledge of open government law (open records/public information)
- Paralegal certification
- Review and analyze consumer complaints to determine jurisdiction, alleged violations, and appropriate investigative action.
- Prepare appropriate response, request more information, or initiate investigation.
- Apply the appropriate law and agency policies in analyzing and resolving complaints.
- Draft letters and documents that are free of grammatical and punctuation errors.
- Prepare letters, memos, reports, and documents related to contested matters as assigned following the correct template.
- Assist attorneys with successful case management.
- Review case status for all complaints on monthly case activity report and updates supervisor and investigators as applicable.
- Complete assigned work in a timely and efficient manner.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
Resume and cover letter detailing how your experience fits the duties of this position. If you are granted an interview, you will also need to provide three references and take a skills test at the interview.
Copies of college transcripts and paralegal certificate (if applicable) 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.
Submit a complete (no blanks) State of Texas Employment Application along with a cover letter, resume, and DD-214 or DD-1300 (if applicable) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-936-3547 (fax). Applications may be submitted via WorkInTexas; however, the additional documents must be submitted to Human Resources prior to being considered for an interview.
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
Tawana Hood, Human Resources at 512-936-3604