Assistant Attorney General

DIVISION: Criminal Prosecutions
POSTING NUMBER: 17-0910
JOB TITLE: Assistant Attorney General IV-V WORKING TITLE: Assistant Attorney General
MONTHLY SALARY: $6,250.00-$8,333.34 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
POSTING DATE: July 11, 2017 DURATION: Until Filled
LOCATION: 300 W. 15th Street, 15th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Performs complex to highly complex legal work for the Criminal Prosecutions Division of the Office of the Attorney General, a state agency with over 4000 employees throughout the State
of Texas. Work involves interpreting law and regulations; providing legal advice, counsel, and assistance to local prosecutors and law enforcement entities. Represents the State’s interest
in criminal matters. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work at a large, dynamic state agency making a positive difference in the
lives of Texans.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assistant Attorney General IV:
Prepares cases for trial; represents the State’s interest in prosecution of white collar crime and public integrity cases; prepares or supervises the preparation of legal opinions, briefs,
pleadings, motions, petitions and other legal documents
Handles all phases of criminal prosecution from investigation through trial and appellate process; provides and/or directs the providing of legal advice, counsel and assistance to local
prosecutors or law enforcement entities; analyzes complex factual and legal issues and develops evidence through witness interviews, depositions and other discovery
Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions; handles complex and sensitive grand jury investigations and presentations; trains or assists in training less experienced staff
Performs related work as assigned
Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions
Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule
Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity
Assistant Attorney General (AAG) V – All of the above functions for an AAG IV, PLUS:
Drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration
May supervise the work of others

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Assistant Attorney General IV:
Education: Graduation from accredited law school with a J.D.
Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Experience: Four years full-time experience as a licensed attorney, handling criminal prosecutions
Knowledge of law and legal principles and practices relevant to the prosecution of criminal cases
Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
Skill in effective oral and written communication [Writing sample required at time of interview, if selected]
Skill in conducting effective research
Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
Ability to handle stressful situations
Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment
Ability to provide excellent customer service
Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA
Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 50%
Assistant Attorney General V – All of the above qualifications for an AAG IV, PLUS:
One additional year full-time experience as a licensed attorney in prosecution of criminal cases

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization
Experience in prosecuting white collar crime and public integrity cases

TO APPLY
All applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General must be submitted electronically through www.WorkInTexas.com. A State of Texas application in WorkInTexas (WIT)
must be completed to be considered. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. WIT JOB MATCH:
Occupational Category: Legal; Occupation: Lawyers; Industry: Public Administration. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 27A, 27B,
250X, LGL10, 04, 4402, 51JX, or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Additional Military Crosswalk information
can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf.
THE OAG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER