Job Title: Attorney II - III Open Date: July 6, 2018
Salary Group/Class No. B 21-B23/3502-3503 Close Date: Until Filled
Current Status: Open Posting Number: 466-2018-008
Number of Positions: 1 WorkinTexas.com No.  
Monthly Salary: Attorney II - $4,024.00 - $5,300.00
Attorney III - $4,600.00 - $6,250.00
Part-Time: No
Work Location: Austin Position Type: External
Travel Required: 5% FLSA Eligible: Exempt

Applications Accepted By:

Mail:

Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

Human Resources 2601 N. Lamar Blvd

Austin, TX 78705

Fax or E-mail:
(512)936-7610 or
Personnel@occc.texas.gov
Attention: Human Resources
Job Description

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) attorney work. Work involves representing the agency in contested case hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), planning and organizing work, interpreting laws and regulations, examining and preparing legal documents, and rendering legal advice and counsel. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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Essential Job Functions
  • Conducts and/or assists in conducting administrative, regulatory, evidentiary, and enforcement hearings.

    Assists in scheduling hearings, interrogating witnesses, and preparing decisions on administrative appeals of decisions and rulings.

    Prepares and/or assists in preparing cases for court trial and in representing the agency in matters before court as appropriate.

    Advises staff and the public on legal matters and on the interpretation and application of agency regulations and state and federal laws.

    Prepares legal opinions, briefs, contracts, proposals, and reports.

    Performs research for policy and process questions.

    Investigates alleged law violations and prepares reports of findings.

    Assists in planning and organizing work assignments.

    May draft memoranda on regulatory matters or administrative rules for the Texas Register.

    May research, draft, and/or assist in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration.

    May enforce agency regulatory provisions and prosecute violations.

    May serve as a liaison with complainants to be represented in an administrative hearing or with their authorized representatives.

    May train others.

    Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Attorney II applicants must have at least two years of experience in legal work.

    Attorney III applicants must have at least four years of experience in legal work.

    Graduation from an accredited law school with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.

    Must be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas.

    Copy of a resume and writing sample must be submitted with The State of Texas Application for Employment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in litigation, administrative law, working for a regulatory agency, and representing parties in contested cases before the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

    Strong writing skills.

    Bilingual: English/Spanish.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Attorney II and Attorney III

Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; and of agency administrative rules and regulations.

Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in the use of a computer and applicable software; in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; and in using judgment to identify courses of action.

Ability to represent parties in litigation, to prepare opinions and briefs, to prepare cases for contested case hearings, negotiate, to conduct research, to summarize findings, to interpret and apply laws, to use legal reference materials, and to communicate effectively, and to train others.

General

All information obtained regarding the status of regulated financial service providers is subject to strict confidentiality. Employees are restricted from having certain loans or financial connections with licensed lenders, may not hold a substantial ownership interest in any licensee, and may not be related to any officer, employee, or consultant of any financial trade association. Employees must manage their personal finances in a manner to avoid conflicts of interest with the agency’s regulated industries. Employees must file an annual ethics disclosure statement with the agency. Must have reliable transportation. Applicants will be required to sign a release authorizing the agency to obtain information regarding the applicant's credit history, police and criminal history information, and educational information.

Males born on or after January 1, 1960, between 18 and 25 years of age, will be required to present proof of Selective Service registration on the first day of employment or proof of exemption from Selective Service registration requirement.  All offers of employment are contingent on the candidate having legal authorization to work in the United States.  Failure to present such authorization within the time specified by the U. S. Department of Labor will result in the offer being rescinded.

How to Apply

Submit a State of Texas application via mail or in person to: Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, Human Resources, 2601 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78705; or via fax to 512.936.7610. Applications MUST include a complete work history. Applications may be downloaded from www.occc.texas.gov. Résumés submitted without a State of Texas application will not be considered.

State of Texas Employment Application: Word or .pdf 

For directions click here or to request physical accommodation, contact Human Resources at 512.936.7666 or personnel@occc.texas.gov.

Interviews will be conducted by appointment following pre-screen of applications. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection.  The Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner is an equal opportunity employer.