Closing Date: 9th July, 2022


Our mission at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is to serve, protect and advance the citizens and industries in the state with quality motor vehicle related services. We are a dynamic state agency dedicated to customer service, consumer protection and the success of motor vehicle-related industries.

Performs highly advanced administrative hearings work in support of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). Work involves presiding over contested case hearings and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Work involves extensive contact with motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, distributers, and claimants. Travels statewide to conduct hearings. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties
  • Develops and recommends policy, procedures, staffing and funding requirements needed to execute the services Office of Administrative Hearings.
  • Directs and manages for results by exceeding division and agency goals. Manages and coordinates the daily activities and staff and manages the budget.
  • Establishes policies; reviews guidelines, procedures, rules and regulations. Establishes priorities, performance standards and measures progress in meeting goals.
  • Responsible for the selection, training, development and performance management of staff.
  • Complies with all agency's policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity.
  • Monitors cases in pre-hearing process, responds to correspondence, considers motions, and issues legal orders.
  • Oversees the coordination of scheduling and presides over hearings.
  • Conducts hearings involving legal, and procedural issues. Presides over formal administrative law hearings for contested cases related to Lemon Law and Warranty Performance issues.
  • Rules on discovery disputes, scheduling requests, prehearing matters and motions. Prepares written proposals for decisions or final orders.
  • Travels throughout the state to conduct site visits, meet clients and witnesses, court hearings, and other related activities.
  • Prepares legal documents; analyzes testimony and documentary evidence. Compiles and maintains record of evidence, ensuring proper preparation of record and handling of matters for appeal.
  • Prepares routine and ad hoc reports.
  • Administers oaths, receives pleadings and evidence, examines witnesses, rules on evidence, and issues orders relating to discovery.
  • Issues subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses.
  • Ensures security and confidentiality of all sensitive and/or protected information.
  • Makes findings of fact and conclusions of law.
  • Issues a final order for contested cases. May sign consent orders.
  • Issues interlocutory orders, including cease and desist orders including temporary restraining orders or temporary injunctions.
  • Makes procedural and evidentiary rulings in accordance with the Texas Administrative Procedure Act agency rules and the Texas Rules of Evidence.
  • Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions.
  • Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
  • Knowledge of trial and administrative hearing procedures, applicable laws, government regulations, and agency rules.
  • Skill in listening to testimony of parties involved in hearings, in using reasoning and logic to identify solutions and approaches to cases, in using judgment to make rulings in assigned cases, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.
  • Ability to determine and apply relevant rules and statutes, to comply with ethical standards, to recognize problems and identify and facilitate solutions, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.

Additional Information
Job offer and continuation of employment is contingent upon:
  • Proof of education and experience listed on the application.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background check and driver’s record check.
  • Compliance with Selective Service registration for males ages 18-25.

Minimum Requirements
Experience And Education
Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Experience in counseling or dispute resolution. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

Registration, Certification, Or Licensure
Must be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas