Contracts Attorney performs complex legal duties with respect to the agency's procurement, grants, contracting, and enforcement of contracts to ensure agency compliance with state and federal laws and regulations regarding contracts. Provides legal advice, opinions, on contracts, grants, and procurement matters. Represents the agency in procurement matters, contract negotiations and disputes, including protests and contract-related claims, as well as other matters as requested by agency management. Participates in assigned projects, including but not limited to the development of policies, rules, standard procedures and forms, review and implementation of legislative changes and similar projects.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of fundamentals of contract law, government procurement law, and Texas state agency contracts. Knowledge in reviewing, developing, negotiating, and management of contracts and grants. Knowledge of legal principles, practices, and proceedings. Knowledge of federal and state statutes, regulations, and policies affecting health and human services agency programs. Knowledge of Texas procurement and contracting laws. Skill in efficient legal research including use of Westlaw and other internet legal research. Skill in conducting research, to summarize findings, and to use legal reference materials. Skill in foreseeing legal implications of contract terms and procurement and contract actions and providing legal advice accordingly. Exceptionally skill in oral and written communication to a wide range of audiences. Skill in identifying relevant legal issues. Skill in organizing and expressing complex legal problems clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Skill in preparing opinions, contracts, rules, and policies and procedures. Skill in preparing high-quality, complex procurement and contractual documents. Skill in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives, and implementing solutions. Skill in demonstrating sound judgment and reasonable tolerance of ambiguity in the performance of job duties. Skill in working collaboratively and cooperatively with clients, other government officers and employees, and stakeholder groups. Skill in operating a personal computer and other basic office equipment. Skill in articulating legal concepts to management and other stakeholders. Skill in providing legal representation in administrative or contested case hearings. Ability to manage multiple priorities. Ability to utilize legal experience and training to assist in developing policies and training to safeguard funds flowing to agency, minimize liability and avoid risk to clients. Ability to analyze moderately complex to advanced factual and legal issues related to a wide variety of federal and state laws. Ability to organize and manage in a timely fashion multiple tasks of varying priorities and to make efficient use of time and resources. Ability to think creatively and apply clear, logical problem-solving techniques. Ability to maintain professional and collegial relations with all levels of management and staff at the Commission, as well as with other agencies’ management and staff and the public.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Must hold a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. Member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
Posting Number: 377495