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Job Title:
TALCB General Counsel
Division:
Administration Management Services
Job Posting #
2002-25-AMS
Monthly Salary:
$9,000.00 - $11,000.00
State Classification:
General Counsel II / III
Class No., Group:
3522, B27 / 3523, B29
Location:
Austin
FLSA Status:
Exempt
Work Week:
Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week
Travel:
5%
Posting Date:
02/04/2020
Closing Date:
Until Filled
Job Summary:

This position acts as the general counsel to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) (60%) and as a deputy general counsel to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) (40%).  This position provides legal counsel to the board, its chair, and the commissioner, oversees preparations for all TALCB meetings of the appointed policy makers, provides legal analysis and drafting of all proposed law, rule and policy changes, and acts as a legal resource and liaison for TALCB advisory committees.  The position also works closely with the TREC general counsel to provide day-to-day legal advice, analyze actual or proposed changes in law or rules, prepare draft rules, respond to Public Information Act requests and coordinate Office of Attorney General submissions related to the PIA.

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 of five years’ experience in the full time practice of law within the government, regulatory, or nonprofit sector
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with legislative bodies, commissions, boards, or other advisory or governing bodies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of real estate law, contracts, and brokerage related practices
  • Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; of state and federal laws, regulations, and rules;  and of agency administrative rules and regulations
  • Skilled at coordinating volunteer advisory boards
  • Ability to speak publicly and communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  • Ability to distill complex information into understandable language
  • Ability to manage through diplomacy and gain the respect of others
  • Ability to maintain effective professional relationships with personnel, policy makers and stakeholders
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Recent experience practicing law at a Texas state agency, real estate-related trade association, or similar organization
Job Duties:
  • General Counsel to Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB)
  • Deputy General Counsel to the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
  • Provide day-to-day legal advice to management of all divisions of TREC
  • Answer general legal questions of license holders related to The Real Estate License Act and TREC rules
  • Plan, implement, direct and coordinate legal assistance on the interpretation and application of agency regulations and state and federal laws
  • Conduct legal research and review and draft legal documents, briefs, memoranda, and other legal documents
  • Analyze actual or proposed changes in law or rules
  • Draft legal-related education and training materials for license holders
  • Prepare draft rules; coordinates rule development with affected parties
  • Potentially respond to Public Information Act (PIA) requests and coordinate requests to OAG for PIA rulings
  • Potentially help administer the Real Estate Recovery Trust Account and the Inspection Recovery Fund
  • Serve as legal resource and liaison for TREC advisory committees
  • Represents the agency at meetings, hearings, conferences, seminars, boards, panels, or committees
  • Attends work regularly and observes approved work hours in accordance with agency state employee policies & procedures handbook.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
Additional Requirements:
  • Cover letter that explains how your legal and managerial experience ties into this position and your desired salary
  • College and Law School Transcripts will be required after the job offer
  • At least three work-related references from direct supervisors
  • Writing sample such as a legal brief or complex analytical memo

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:

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:  human.resources@trec.texas.gov 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.

Military Crosswalk Information: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf

Contact:

Tawana Hood, Human Resources at 512-936-3604