The Harris County Attorney's Office (HCAO) represents Harris County, its departments, elected and appointed officials, and employees in all civil matters that involve county business. The HCAO also represents the Harris County Hospital District, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Harris County Appraisal Review Board, and the Greater 911 Emergency Network, which are separate legal entities.
HCAO is seeking an attorney for its Environmental Practice Group. The Attorney will be responsible for managing an active caseload of approximately 40 active cases, assisting as second chair on large litigation matters, and must have jury trial experience and/or bench trial experience. The Attorney should have a working knowledge of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Texas Rules of Civil Evidence and an interest in obtaining a working knowledge of Section 30 of the Texas Administrative Code, The Texas Water Code, The Texas Clean Air Act, The Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act and equivalent federal rules and statutes as well as County Regulations. While most of the emphasis in the work is on environmental protection, obtaining awards of civil penalties and attorney's fees is part of the job. Applicants should be licensed by the State of Texas and should be admitted to practice in the United States District Court in the Southern District of Texas.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Assists with the general supervision of all attorneys and non-attorney employees in the Group and mentors participants in the County Attorney's Internship programs
Conducts discovery, prepares and argues motions, and conducts bench and jury trials
- Enforces judgments, injunctions and orders
- Establishes a good working relationship with the clients, Harris County Pollution Control Services Department, Harris County Engineering Department, the Harris County member of Commissioners Court and their staff and citizen environmental groups
- Performs other delegated or assigned tasks
Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- State Bar of Texas licensure and in good standing
- Ability to multi-task and make decisions in an efficient and analytical manner
NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.
- Experience in civil trial and an interest in Environmental Law
- Monday through Friday
- 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Will be Discussed At Interview
- Depends on Qualifications
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.