Legal Assistant - TREC Enforcement
Job Vacancy Announcement
The Legal Assistant works in the Enforcement Division. This position assists attorneys with case management, reviews and analyzes new complaints against license holders and other Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) regulated persons and entities, researches and applies applicable statutes and rules and drafts orders and petitions and other appropriate documents.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
- Three (3) years of relevant program or office work experience.
- Experience working with the public.
Experience can substitute for education on a year for year basis.
- Real estate experience and/or current Texas Real Estate license. (License must be placed on inactive status while employed with the agency.)
- Knowledge of general legal practices/procedures.
- Paralegal certification
- Knowledge of open government law (open records/public information)
- Administrative law experience, include Administrative Procedures Act.
- Work experience with paperless filing systems.
- 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.
- 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
Normal office work environment, mostly sedentary in nature. Involves speaking to groups of people. 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 phone usage and repetitive hand/wrist/finger motions while using the computer.
To apply for this position, complete an on-line application either through the TREC CAPPS External Applicant Career Section or through Work In Texas (WIT).
All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.
Applications will not be considered until all required documentation is received by TREC/TALCB.
For job opening inquiries or to request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act please contact the TREC Human Resources by phone at 512-936-3604. Applications must be received by the closing date in order to be considered for this posting.
Cover letter detailing how your experience ties to the position.
Employment is contingent on passing a criminal background investigation.
Human Resources: firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 936-3604
TREC/TALCB provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to Human Resources. 1-800-RELAY TX (for hearing impaired).
TREC participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.
Applicants who possess a valid Texas Real Estate License with be required to place their license in an “Inactive” status.
Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application.