Description:

Performs attorney work for the Child Support Division. Work involves representing the state's interest in judicial and administrative matters, and providing legal advice, consultation and technical assistance to the Child Support Program and staff. 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.

Function Description:
  • Represent the State of Texas at legal proceedings to locate, establish, enforce, modify, or terminate court orders for child support and medical support.
  • Represents the State of Texas in administrative hearings
  • Provides legal advice, consultation, and technical assistance to the Child Support Program
  • Develops and delivers training
  • 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

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • AAG I:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent
  • Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
  • Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
  • Experience: 0 years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney
  • Knowledge of Family Law and the Texas Family Code
  • Skill in legal writing, mediation, and negotiation
  • Skill in serving as a trial lawyer, preparing sound opinions, conducting investigations, and performing legal research
  • Skill in using a personal computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication
  • Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making
  • 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 arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel
  • 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 25%
  • AAG II:
  • All of the above minimum qualifications for an AAG I, plus:
  • Experience: One (1) year of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney
  • AAG III:
  • All of the above minimum qualifications for an AAG I, plus:
  • Experience: Two (2) years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney
  • AAG IV:
  • All of the above minimum qualifications for an AAG I, plus:
  • Experience: Three (3) years of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience:
  • Two years' experience in handling Family Law cases
  • Jury Trial Experience
  • Experience in handling a high-volume legal practice
  • Other Language: Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak Spanish

To Apply:
To apply for a job with the OAG, electronic applications can be submitted through either CAPPS Recruit or Work in Texas. A State of Texas application must be completed to be considered, and paper applications are not accepted. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf