ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS Assistant Attorney General I-IV (18-0568) in AUSTIN, Texas

Revised 9/6/17 GENERAL DESCRIPTION Performs entry-level to routine legal work for the Civil Medicaid Fraud Division of the Office of the Attorney General, a state agency with over 4000 employees, throughout the State of Texas. Work involves complex civil litigation and enforcement actions under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act, including conducting all aspects of discovery and preparing cases for jury trials. OAG employees enjoy excellent benefits along with tremendous opportunities to do important work and make a positive difference in the lives of all Texans. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Assists in defensive discovery coordination for Civil Medicaid Fraud Division, working with a team of attorneys; works with client agencies to obtain, review, and produce documentation, data, and information responsive to defensive discovery requests; performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions Analyzes factual and legal issues and develops evidence for filing of civil Medicaid fraud cases; reviews documentation from client agencies and other resources Prepares legal briefs, pleadings and other legal documents; drafts defensive and offensive discovery responses; conducts depositions. Analyzes documentation from client agencies and other resources. Represents the Office of the Attorney General before state or federal district and appellate courts Travel Assistant Attorney General II, All of the above functions for an AAG I, PLUS: One additional year of experience Assistant Attorney General III, All of the above functions for an AAG II, PLUS: Two additional years of experience Performs related work as assigned Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduation from an accredited law school Licensed to practice law in Texas Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas Knowledge of law and legal principles and practices relevant to Civil Medicaid Fraud Excellent oral and written communication skills Writing sample required at time interview, if selected Skill in working under pressure and cooperatively with other attorneys, supervisors, investigators and support staff Skill in using a computer for word-processing and data entry/retrieval Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines Skill in effective oral and written communication Skill in exercising sound judgment and effective decision making Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment Ability to provide excellent customer service Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs. Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 20% Assistant Attorney General (AAG) II, All of the above qualifications for an AAG I, PLUS: One additional year full-time litigation experience Assistant Attorney General (AAG) III, All of the above qualifications for an AAG II, PLUS: One additional year full time litigation experience PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Working on complex civil litigation Experience: Summation or Concordance legal review software Knowledge of law, legal principles, and practices relevant to the civil Medicaid fraud statutes Knowledge of Texas Rules of Civil procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence Familiarity with Texas case law regarding discovery Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 27A, 27B, 250X, LGL10, 04, 4402, 5