Legal CPS Regional Attny III
San Antonio, TX 
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Job Description
Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:LegalFLSA Exempt/
Non-Exempt:
Exempt
Agency:Dept of Family & Protectve SvcDepartment:Regional Litigation - CPS DD
Job Title:Legal CPS Regional Attny IIIPosting Number:451930
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time Regular/Temporary:Regular
Job Location:3635 SE MILITARY DRCity:SAN ANTONIO
Other Locations:AUSTIN
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$5,258.66 - $6,941.46Salary Group:B25
Shift:Days (First)Travel:55%
Closing Date:
Job Description:
Legal CPS Regional Attny III

Legal CPS Regional Attny III
The position provides direct representation in court in legal cases. The position provides expertise, guidance, and instruction in family law, civil litigation, and agency policy. The position monitors the progress of all Texas Department of Family and Protective Services court cases within the assigned area of responsibility and takes appropriate measures to ensure the timely and appropriate resolution of those cases. The position interacts routinely with caseworkers, supervisors, program directors and program administrators; agency attorneys, county and district attorneys, and opposing counsel; judges; agency clients, witnesses, community professionals, and expert witnesses; and protective services clients and the general public.
Essential Job Functions:
Advises staff on legal matters and interprets laws, regulations, and policies.
Advises county and district attorneys on legal matters, and interprets laws, regulations, and policies.
Provides agency representation in court cases.
Prepares cases for trial and handles the trial on most cases.
Provides legal training to agency staff and the legal community.
Coordinates specialized legal efforts with appropriate experts.
Prepares or supervises the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, legal pleadings, and reports.
Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations.
Assists in formulating, establishing, and coordinating office systems.
Promotes, monitors, and ensures that respect is demonstrated for cultural diversity.
Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of family law and civil practice.
Ability to synthesize law, administrative rules, agency policies and goals, and best practice recommendations to reach an appropriate interpretation.
Ability to convey complex legal ideas and instructions clearly to staff.
Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with agency staff and the legal community.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Licensed to practice law in Texas.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Two years experience in the practice of law. Acceptable substitutions: Third year practice certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Additional Information:
Requisition # 451930
MOS Code:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 27A, 27B, 250X, LGL10, 4402, 51JX. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$5,258.66 - $6,941.46
Required Experience
2+ years
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