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(Contract) Assistant Attorney General II - Staff Attorney
Title:(Contract) Assistant Attorney General II - Staff Attorney
Location:El Paso, Texas
Salary Range:$24.87



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. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.




  • 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
  • Ensure the security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity




Experience and Education


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; experience in the following (or closely related) fields may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis
  • 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
  • 1 year of full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: Full-time legal experience as a licensed attorney
  • Two years’ experience in handling Family Law cases
  • Jury Trial Experience
  • Experience in handling a high-volume legal practice
  • Ability to proficiently read, write, and speak Spanish


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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 lift and relocate up to 30 lbs.


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.



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