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Attorney III - Civil Transaction - District Attorney

Attorney III - Civil Transaction - District Attorney

Attorney III - Civil Transaction - District Attorney

Bexar County
San Antonio, TX 78204

Job details

Job Type


Under general direction, performs legal work for Bexar County as a member of the Civil Division of the Office of the Criminal District Attorney and is responsible for any of the following: negotiating and drafting contracts, supervising support staff, and conducting legal research.

Position is excluded from Civil Service

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for negotiating, drafting and completing a wide variety of contracts, including construction agreements, real estate agreements, software implementation agreements, service agreements, vendor/supplier contracts
  • Responsible for providing legal advice to County Elected Officials and County Staff in Offices/Departments, including Community Resources, Emergency Management, Public Works, Facilities, Information Technology, Judicial Services and Law Enforcement (both Sheriff and Constable Offices)
  • Negotiates and drafts contracts with other governmental entities, vendors, and individuals providing professional services to the County
  • Conducts legal research and drafts legal opinions
  • Prepares, reviews and approves legal documents
  • No litigation work required for this position in either Federal or State court
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, and seven (7) years of litigation experience in State and Federal court including one (1) year supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Considerable knowledge of the civil and criminal justice systems; considerable knowledge of case law; knowledge of law enforcement operations; knowledge of medical and engineering terminology
  • Highly skilled in persuasive advocacy for the County offices and departments•; skill in operating personal computers and other basic office equipment; skilled in developing proficiency in basic and advanced software and programs utilized to manage workload; skill in making presentations utilizing technological solutions; skill in legal research; skill in negotiation; skill in making presentations; skill to communicate effectively with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals
  • Ability to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct as an attorney representing the State of Texas and Bexar County; ability to supervise support staff; ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with co-workers, County employees, appointed and elected County officials, outside agencies and the general public
  • Must be licensed to practice in the State of Texas and must be licensed in Federal court
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek
Working Environment and Physical Demands:
  • Constantly working in indoor conditions
  • Occasionally moves items weighing up to 10-15 pounds
  • Occasionally moves about the office
  • Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Positions self to perform essential functions
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position

Supplemental Information

Workstations with internet access are available, if needed, to view job postings and apply online at 211 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204, 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 210-335-2545.
Bexar County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Workplace Diversity.
We are committed to providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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