Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The Attorney II performs moderately complex attorney work as part
of the Litigation Department in the Office of Chief Counsel at HHS.
The job includes interpreting state and federal laws and rules
related to programs administered by the agency, drafting documents,
rendering legal advice and counsel to agency management and program
staff, working with the Office of Attorney General (OAG) to defend
and prosecute lawsuits involving the agency, assisting in the
preparation of cases for trial and hearings, and other duties as
assigned. The Attorney III works under the supervision of more
senior attorneys with latitude for the use of initiative and
Essential Job Functions:
The Attorney II will draft summaries of new litigation identifying
parties and claims, and work with more senior attorneys to identify
defenses and evaluate potential risks to the agency and its
employees. The Attorney II will draft timely, accurate, and concise
updates for the Director of Litigation and Chief Counsel concerning
the status of, and new developments in, agency lawsuits. The
Attorney II will research legal issues related to litigation and
provide timely, accurate, and concise analysis and advice.
The Attorney II will draft letters to the OAG requesting
representation in litigation. The Attorney II will work with the
assigned Assistant Attorney General (AAG) and agency staff to
respond to complaints and petitions. The Attorney II will research
claims and defenses and, in consultation with more senior
attorneys, ensure appropriate motions are filed timely by the OAG.
The Attorney II will draft and review briefs and motions as needed.
The Attorney II will review discovery requests and work with agency
staff to identify responsive information and documents. The
position will draft or review discovery responses and objections.
The Attorney II will use e-discovery software to review documents
and other information for production. The Attorney II will draft or
review discovery requests as needed. The Attorney II will ensure
the OAG pursues offensive discovery as needed. (25%)
The Attorney II will, in consultation with more senior attorneys,
draft recommendations for review by the Director of Litigation and
Chief Counsel on whether to appeal court rulings. The Attorney II
will draft or review appellate briefs and arguments and work with
OAG to ensure appeals are filed timely.
The Attorney II will review settlement recommendations from OAG
and, in consultation with more senior attorneys, draft settlement
recommendations for review by the Director of Litigation and Chief
Counsel. The Attorney II will participate in settlement
negotiations and ensure that all settlement documents adequately
protect the agency's interests. The Attorney II will work with OAG
and agency staff to ensure appropriate implementation of
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance
with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of the federal and state rules of civil evidence and
Skill in researching, reviewing, analyzing, interpreting and
applying federal and state laws, rules, and other regulations
affecting the agency. Skill in writing, communicating, and solving
complex problems using reasoning and logic. Skill in trial
Ability to use agency computers and software platforms, conduct
legal research, summarize findings and advice, and communicate
effectively and professionally; ability to prioritize workloads and
to use good judgment to identify appropriate courses of action and
legal strategy in lawsuits and other matters as assigned.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited law school with a Bachelor of
Laws(LLB) or a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Must be licensed as an
attorney by the State of Texas and a member in good standing with
the State Bar of Texas.
Initial Selection Criteria:
At least six months of civil litigation experience required.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include, but not limited to: 27A, 27B, 250X, LGL10,
4402, 51JX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and
veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this
position. For more information see the Texas State Auditors
Military Crosswalk at
27A, 27B, 250X, LGL10, 4402, 51JX
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
- Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS
agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring
and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact
the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are
contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in
the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the
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