Assistant Attorney General

  • Rising Star Resource Development
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Apr 18, 2019
Professional Services

Job Description

Assistant Attorney General - (Paris, TX)

The Office of Attorney General is looking for a position as an Assistant Attorney General in the Paris, TX Area with FLEXIBLE HOURS and the ability to create own schedule.MUST NOT OWN FAMILY LAW PRACTICE (conflict of interest) All other Licensed Lawyers are welcome to apply. Performs entry-level and complex 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. Works under close/moderate/general supervision, with minimal/limited/moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Assistant Attorney General Essential Functions:
  • Review and approve pleadings
  • Review and approve proposed orders
  • Answers legal questions of Child Support Officers in the office
Assistant Attorney General Education, Training, and Experience:
  • Graduated from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree
  • Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas
  • Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
Assistant Attorney General Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Family Law and the Texas Family Code
  • Skill in legal writing, meditation 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 establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees and the public
  • Skill in working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Flexibility to work within 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
Assistant Attorney General Conditions of Employment:
  • Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, Department of Justice criminal history background check and provide a valid social security card
  • Two years' experience in handling Family Law cases a plus but not necessary
  • Jury trial experience a plus but not required
  • Experience in handling fast pace environment
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish a plus but not necessary
  • Can apply before bar exam but will not start until Bar Number issuedCompensation : This will be an Hourly Position, see below for wage range
    • $30.50 per hour Asst. Atty I (0-1 years or just graduated and passed bar exam)
    • $31.60 per hour Asst. Atty II (all other experience accepted)

    Rising Star Resource Development Corporation (Rising Star) is a private non-profit incorporated 501c3, Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP). We are a supportive employer providing rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities, individuals with barriers to employment due to their life circumstances, and Our Veterans through local, state, federal government and commercial contract services. We are also a provider of temporary staffing services we have certifications from Texas Industries of the Blind and Handicap (TIBH) as well as Source America Ability One Federal Programs.

    Screenings: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Credit Check

    -Equal Opportunity Employer