STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group B31
Class No. 3516
ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL VII
Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) legal work. Work involves directing, planning, coordinating, and monitoring legal activities; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance; representing the State’s interest in civil and criminal matters; overseeing the review, evaluation, and rendering of legal opinions; and drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Directs, plans, coordinates, and monitors legal activities.
Oversees the preparation of legal documents.
Oversees the preparation of cases for trial.
Oversees administrative and evidentiary hearings.
Oversees the analysis of factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions, and other discovery.
Oversees the representation of the State’s interest in civil and criminal matters.
Oversees and/or serves as an agency specialist in a particular area of law.
Oversees the performance of legal research and the reporting of findings and conclusions.
Represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts.
Advises clients and management on factual and legal issues.
Testifies at hearings, trials, and legislative meetings.
Drafts bills and amendments for legislative consideration.
Provides legal advice, counsel, and assistance.
May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
Performs related work as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Experience in legal work. Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; and of state and federal laws, regulations, and rules.
Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in conducting investigations; in mediation and negotiations; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; in using judgment to identify courses of action; and in the use of a computer and applicable software.
Ability to prepare legal documents; to conduct research; to interpret and apply laws; to summarize findings; to prepare cases and present at trial; to conduct hearings; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
Registration, Certification, or Licensure
Must be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas.
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