Job Openings

Attorney I, II and III

POSTED: 09-24-2018
CLOSES: 10-03-2018
JOB POSTING NO: 015068SC
PAYROLL TITLE: ATTORNEY I
EXTENDED TITLE: Staff Attorney
SALARY: GR. B20-($3,972.98 / Monthly)
VACANCY LOCATION: Huntsville, TX
UNIT/DEPT: State Counsel for Offenders
PAYROLL JOB#: 020421

  • Longevity Pay
  • Regular Service Retirement
  • Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted
  • Work Site Visits Will Be Conducted
  • No Study Material
  • Moderate Overnight Travel

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Position May Be Filled at I, II, or III Pay Levels

Attorney I
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B20 ($3,972.98/month)
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.**
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015068.pdf

Attorney II
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B21 ($4,247.44/month)
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.**
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015069.pdf

Attorney III
Minimum Base Salary: GR.B23 ($4,713.63/month)
**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.**
For full job description and minimum qualifications, please visit: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/hr/pd/015066.pdf

**This is a career ladder position.**

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 27, 250X, LGL10, 04, 44, 51, 921O, RI

*Applicants who want to schedule an appointment for a work site visit must call the contact person listed below.*

*Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.*

Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants (PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the Work In Texas website; however, the applicable supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person's email address; however, applications will not be accepted by email.

Sonia Navarrete
State Counsel for Offenders
2503 Lake Rd, Ste 14
Huntsville, TX 77340
PH (936-437-5203)

FAX (936-437-5293)
EMAIL (sonia.navarrete@tdcj.texas.gov)

*Applicants who fax an application are requested to fax both their State of Texas Application for Employment and the applicable supplement. Applicants who wish to submit their application with attachments should either hand deliver it to the contact person or send it via U.S.Mail or overnight delivery.*

**Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit or department.**

Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 10-03-2018. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader.

*Equal Opportunity Employer*

Attorney V

POSTED: 09-25-2018
CLOSES: 10-04-2018
JOB POSTING NO: 015076SC
PAYROLL TITLE: ATTORNEY V
EXTENDED TITLE: Section Chief
SALARY: GR. B27-($6,717.75 / Monthly)
VACANCY LOCATION: Huntsville, TX
UNIT/DEPT: State Counsel for Offenders
PAYROLL JOB#: 010641

  • Longevity Pay
  • Regular Service Retirement
  • Telephonic Interviews Will Not Be Accepted
  • Work Site Visits Will Be Conducted
  • No Study Material

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Graduation from a law school accredited by an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or by the United States Department of Education (USDE) with an LL.B or JD degree.
  2. Seven years full-time, wage-earning experience as a licensed attorney.
  3. Experience in the supervision of employees preferred.
  4. Litigation or criminal law experience preferred.
  5. Experience in the management and direction of legal programs preferred.
  6. Must maintain a current active license to practice law in the State of Texas during employment with TDCJ through the State Bar of Texas or other appropriate Texas licensing authority.

**The salary for an ERS Retiree (or non-contributing member) may be reduced by 2.5%.**

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met. 27, 250X, LGL10, 04, 44, 51, 921O, RI

*Outside applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment.*

Applicants must submit the State of Texas Application For Employment and the applicable supplement for outside applicants (PERS 282) or current TDCJ employees (PERS 598) to the contact person listed on the job posting. Applications may also be submitted through the Work In Texas website; however, the applicable supplement must also be submitted to the contact person. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the contact person's email address; however, applications will not be accepted by email.

Sonia Navarrete
State Counsel for Offenders
2503 Lake Rd, Ste 14
Huntsville, TX 77340
PH (936-437-5203)

FAX (936-437-5293)
EMAIL (sonia.navarrete@tdcj.texas.gov)

*Applicants who fax an application are requested to fax both their State of Texas Application for Employment and the applicable supplement. Applicants who wish to submit their application with attachments should either hand deliver it to the contact person or send it via U.S.Mail or overnight delivery.*

**Faxed applications must be complete and legible in order to be considered and must not have been sent from a fax machine located at a TDCJ unit or department.**

Applications must be received by the contact person by 5:00PM on 10-04-2018. A complete job description and all application forms may be obtained at the above address or by viewing the Job Description. Job Descriptions are available in PDF format which maybe read with the free Adobe Reader.

*Equal Opportunity Employer*

Assistant Public Defender II

Webb County Public Defenders Office
1110 Washington St. Ste. 102 Laredo, TX
Full-Time, Starting Salary: $73,955.87

Description
This position is responsible for providing legal representation for indigent clients.

Examples of Duties

  • Represents clients who have been charged with an offense; meets with clients and provides advice concerning charges pending and available options.
  • Researches case law and special legal issues.
  • Conducts background investigations; interviews witnesses, victims, and law enforcement officers.
  • Prepares cases for trial; represents clients in court.
  • Negotiates cases with District Attorneys, clients and family members.
  • Remains informed of new court decisions, new laws, and revised rules and regulations.
  • Prioritizes plans and organizes work to meet numerous deadlines and amended deadlines for motions, extensions, show cause and evidentiary hearings, and other court requirements.
  • Supervises and delegates responsibilities to legal secretaries and investigators.
  • Maintains legal files and records.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Texas.

Supplemental Information

  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish.

How to apply

Please apply at the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/webbcounty

Supervising Attorney (Immigration)

Webb County Public Defenders Office
1110 Washington St. Ste. 102 Laredo, TX
Full-Time, Starting Salary: $91,290.04

Description
This position is responsible for supervising and participating in the provision of legal representation to appointed indigent clients, and providing advice to Assistant Public Defenders and clients regarding any collateral immigration issues related to their criminal case(s).

Examples of Duties

  • Represents clients who have been charged with an offense; meets with clients and provides advice concerning charges pending; advises clients on collateral immigration consequences and available options.
  • Meets with Assistant Public Defenders to discuss immigration consequences related to a client's criminal case.
  • Prepares memos for attorneys regarding immigration consequences for clients.
  • Prepares pre-plea advisal memos for clients.
  • Prepares post-plea advisal letters for clients.
  • Researches case law and special legal issues in immigration and criminal cases.
  • Remains informed of new court decisions, new laws, and revised rules and regulations in immigration and criminal law.
  • Assists in preparation for trial on criminal cases with immigration consequences.
  • Negotiates cases with Assistant District Attorneys, clients, and meets with family members.
  • Conducts training seminars for Assistant Public Defenders regarding immigration issues.
  • Prioritizes, plans, and organizes work to meet numerous deadlines including deadlines for advisal memos.
  • Maintains legal files and records.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law.
  • Minimum two years experience in criminal and immigration law preferred.
  • Current membership in the State Bar of Texas.

Supplemental Information

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal law dealing with immigration and criminal matters.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish.

How to apply

Please apply at the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/webbcounty

Social Worker

Webb County Public Defenders Office
1110 Washington St. Ste. 102 Laredo, TX
Full-Time, Starting Salary: $42,389.21 - $44,542.75

Description
This position assists clients with mental health issues, and works closely with individuals who have cases in the court system, providing assistance as directed by the Public Defender.

Examples of Duties

  • Provides social services as a mental health professional to clients serviced by the Public Defender's Office.
  • Links clients to services in the community and refers to the appropriate service, and assists clients with obtaining benefits.
  • Obtains reviews, and compiles mitigating information and verifies and information.
  • Assists clients in obtaining employment; complies with terms of release (both bond and probation); facilitates prompt release from detention after case resolution or posting bond; finding housing, and facilitate contact with SSI payees, or the establishments of an SSI payee for clients.
  • Obtains, reviews, and audits clients' medical, mental health, school, developmental, and employment records.
  • Provides referrals and links to community mental health providers for individuals with mental health and intellectual disability diagnosis.
  • Assists clients released from County detention facilities with receiving medications.
  • Review and assigns requests from attorneys for social worker's to assist with client cases.
  • Ensures work is performed timely.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must have Bachelor's degree in Social Work, or related field from an accredited university or college with at least two (2) years full time experience in social work; with one (1) year in a mental health setting and case management experience.
  • Must be licensed as a social worker in the State of Texas.

Supplemental Information

  • Knowledge of mental health principles and practices, child and adult psychopathology, effective interviewing techniques, and family systems.
  • Knowledge of Criminal Code and Family Code Statutes, legal precedents, and an understanding of the many issues - legal, social, familia, and cultural involved in consequences of criminal cases.
  • Have strong assessment and counseling background; individual and group therapy methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of English usage, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

How to apply

Please apply at the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/webbcounty

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