General Counsel II - #0805-23

Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationAustin, TexasFull Time

[Job Description]{arial",sans-serif"=""} \ [The Assistant General Counsel is selected by and responsible to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel and reports to the Deputy General Counsel. The Assistant General Counsel represents the Commission and Department, performing complex legal, administrative, and analytical work which involves interpreting laws and rules, preparing and/or approving legal documents, rendering legal advice and counsel, drafting complex administrative rules, and delivering accurate legal advice to the agency and/or commission to ensure prompt and effective actions involving the provision of legal services and administrative rulemaking. Work is performed under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}\ \ [Essential Duties]{arial",sans-serif"=""}

  • [Delivers effective, accurate and efficient legal advice to the agency on the interpretation, application, and enforcement of agency laws and rules. Provides legal advice to the agency on policy decision making and identifies appropriate legal solutions and input on the development of agency programs and procedures. ]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Drafts and reviews complex administrative rules and policies for the statutory areas regulated by the agency.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Represents or assists in the representation of the agency in litigation or potential litigation brought by or against the agency.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Reviews and advises on the interpretation, application and enforcement of laws and regulations affecting Departmental administration and operations, its policies, and the policies and operations of the Commission and advisory boards.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Prepares and/or approves final interagency contracts, documents of Department purchases, sales or leases of property, and other contractual obligations of the Department.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Advises and provides guidance to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation, the executive office, and agency staff on pending hearings and cases, bills and laws affecting the agency, open government regulations, the agencys administrative rules, ethics questions, and sensitive legal matters. ]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Represents the Office of the General Counsel before the Commission, and other internal and external groups, regarding section, program and agency issues.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the Department's Strategic Plan, appropriation requests, budget, and performance reports.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Drafts and reviews bills and amendments for legislative consideration.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [May provide training on various legal issues to Commissioners and/or agency staff.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Complies with Division and/or agency training requirements.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Demonstrates a spirit of teamwork, offering positive and constructive ideas, encouragement, and support to other members of the staff and team, while upholding the agencys core values. ]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Keeps management appropriately informed of ongoing activity and critical matters affecting the operation and well-being of the agency.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}
  • [Adheres to all Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Personnel Policies and performs related work as assigned.]{arial",sans-serif"=""}

[[Minimum Requirements]{arial",sans-serif"=""}]{times="" new="" roman",serif"=""}

[Graduation from an accredited law school with an L.L ]{arial",sans-serif"=""}

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