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Civil Attorney - General Counsel - County Attorney

at Fort Bend County, Texas

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Reference #: 3538
Categories: Legal
Keywords: legal, law

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-TX-Richmond
    Posted Date2 months ago(8/28/2019 5:04 PM)
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Min Start Salary
    USD $3,308.00/Bi.
    Professional Management
    Max Start Salary
    USD $3,892.00/Bi.
  • Overview

    Provides legal counsel to elected officials and department heads to protect the county from civil liability and to ensure that actions undertaken by representatives of the county are in accordance with applicable laws. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.


    Represents Fort Bend County in general civil matters/civil actions, as required. Drafts and reviews legal documents such as contracts, agreements, policies and resolutions and may participate in negotiations related to such documents. Conducts legal research. Responds to requests for information under the Texas Public Information Act. Drafts and reviews documents related to real estate transactions. Issues legal opinions to elected officials and directors/managers. Appears in court for hearings, as needed. Other duties as determined by the County Attorney. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.


    Doctor of Jurisprudence; licensed by the Texas Supreme Court. Four years job related experience required. Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, elected officials and department directors/managers. Desirable experience areas include government, Public Information Act, real estate and employment law with a particular preference for strong information technology background. Valid Driver's License.

    SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 15, $3,308.00 - $3,892.00 biweekly based on qualifications

    CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position

    All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.

    Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.

    To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at