Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Job title: Attorney III

#Attorney #III

Company: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Job description: General Description

Performs highly complex (senior-level) legal work. Work involves overseeing and planning legal activities, preparing legal documents, participating in hearings, interpreting laws and regulations, and rendering legal advice and counsel. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions

(30%) Plans and organizes legal activities.

  • Advises staff and the public on legal matters and on the interpretation and application of agency regulations, agency policies and procedures, and state and federal laws.
  • Coordinates the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, contracts, proposals, and reports.
  • Coordinates administrative, regulatory, evidentiary, and enforcement hearings.
  • Enforces agency regulatory provisions and prosecutes violations.
  • Ensures the adequate, effective and timely preparation, presentation and completion of investigations, cases, and/or legal projects assigned.

(25%) Reviews drafts of laws, rules, and regulations affecting agency operations.

  • Assists in formulating, coordinating, and establishing policies and procedures.
  • Assists in preparing subpoenas requiring the appearance of witnesses, records, and documents for hearings and civil litigations.

(25%) Prepares cases for court trial and represents the agency in matters before a court as appropriate.

  • Researches and analyzes legal issues and interpret laws, regulations, and rulings.
  • Assists in formulating, coordinating, and establishing policies and procedures. Informs and assures that appropriate people are informed concerning the applicable law, rules, procedures, policies, and practices relating to their function.
  • Identifies legal issues requiring decisions by management and takes timely steps to present such issues, together with recommendations for decisions, to management.
  • Schedule hearings, prepare subpoenas, conduct discovery, depose witnesses and prepares decisions on administrative appeals of decisions and rulings.
  • Represents the Commission in administrative hearings.

(15%) May serve as a liaison with complainants to be represented in an administrative hearing or with their authorized representatives.

  • May research, draft, or assist in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration.
  • May enforce agency regulatory provisions and prosecute violations.
  • May draft memoranda on regulatory matters and administrative rules for the Texas Register.

(5%) Performs related work as assigned and may provide guidance to others.

MQs, KSA, License/Certifications


Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas.


Three (3) years of full-time work experience as a licensed attorney in the State of Texas, particularly in the area of hearing procedures and administrative law.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Legal work experience as a prosecutor or an attorney for a State of Texas agency.


Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings; of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; and of agency administrative rules and regulations.

Skill in legal research, writing, and analysis; in the use of a computer and applicable software (e.g., Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat, audio/video redaction software); in using reasoning and logic; in identifying and solving complex problems; in prioritizing workloads; and in using judgment to identify courses of action.

Ability to conduct hearings, to prepare opinions and briefs, to prepare cases for trial, to conduct research, to summarize findings, to interpret and apply laws, to use legal reference materials, to communicate effectively, and to provide guidance to others.

Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE: Must be licensed as an attorney by the State of Texas.

Physical Requirements/Supplemental Information


This position functions in a standard office environment. Must be able to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment and move up to 25 pounds. Must be able to communicate and exchange information via phone, computer, in person and via electronic media. Must be able to work with overlapping deadlines. Required to work as a team member and work with sensitive and confidential information.


Veteran’s Employment Preference

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with a military occupational specialty (MOS) code or additional duties that fall within the for an Attorney III (Job Class Code: 3504) may meet the minimum qualifications and are highly encouraged to apply.

If you qualify for a veteran’s employment preference, it is mandatory that you provide the required documentation(s) with your Personal History Statement. Documentation(s) must be provided before a veteran’s employment preference can be granted. The required documents are dependent upon the applicable criteria and include the following:

  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) with an honorable discharge
  • Report of Casualty (DD Form 1300) and marriage certificate or birth certificate.

Selective Service Registration

Males between the ages of 21 and 25 years, inclusive, may be required to furnish proof of either selective service registration or exemption as a condition of state employment.

Expected salary: $5258.66 – 8624.25 per month

Location: Austin, TX

Job date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 06:40:33 GMT

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