Director II (Elections Legal Section)

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General Information

Job Posting ID 6880036 Creation Date Feb 20, 2013
Employer Posting No 13-012 Closing Date Open Until Filled
Job Site Address AUSTIN, Texas 78701 Employer Type State Government
Openings 1

Job Description

Oversees and directs the legal section of the Elections Division for the Office of the Secretary of State. Provide assistance to staff in other sections within the Elections Division. Performs highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning. Work involves reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Reviews section work product and procedural compliance. Serve as an expert witness in courts of law and before legislative committees. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports directly to the Elections Division Director.

Examples of Work
• Review letters and memoranda for legal accuracy, policy consistency, and procedural compliance.
• Manage division workload: make assignments to appropriate personnel and monitor progress.
• Advise on election law and policy.
• Prepare and review Justice Department submissions.
• Prepare and review administrative rules resulting from legislation.
• Monitor and analyze legislation and serve as a resource.
• Serve as expert witness and consult with the Attorney General’s office regarding litigation.
• Organize and review written seminar materials.
• Make presentations at election conferences.

Required Qualifications
Experience and Education
• Graduation from an accredited law school with a LL.B. or J.D. degree.
• Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
• Two years of responsible leadership experience in management or supervisory positions.
• One year of work experience dealing with the public sector.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of constitutional and civil law.
• Knowledge of Texas Election Law.
• Legislative experience.
• Excellent verbal and writing skills.
• Public Speaking Experience.
• Strong skills in building interpersonal relationships, and employee coaching and development
• Strong analytical skills.
• Ability to lead and develop a department and competent staff.
• Ability to multitask, prioritize, remains focused, and be flexible to changes.

Preferred Qualifications
• Relevant work experience with city, county, state, and /or federal government or election processes.
• Relevant working knowledge of Election Law.

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions and position responsibilities. Nothing in this job description restricts management's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.
Supervisory Experience Required Yes
Pay Between $7,258.00 / MO and $7,258.00 / MO
Additional Pay Details There is a 90-day waiting period for medical insurance and participation in the retirement system. Details about insurance and retirement benefits are available at http://www.ers.state.tx.us/Publication/NEG_Print/
Shift Days (First) Duration Regular
Workweek Full Time - 30 hours or more per week
Additional Workweek Details Will be required to work extra hours during uniform Election dates.
Benefits
  • Medical/Health Insurance Plan
  • Other Insurance Plans
  • Other Paid Leave
  • Pre-Tax Programs for Child and Health Care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
Veterans Only No
Federal Contractor No
Eagle Ford Shale Job No

Job Requirements

Occupation Chief Executives
License or Certification Required Yes License or Certification Type Texas State Bar
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

- OR -

Occupation General and Operations Managers
License or Certification Required Yes License or Certification Type Texas State Bar
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

- OR -

Occupation Managers, All Other
License or Certification Required Yes License or Certification Type Texas State Bar
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree

- OR -

Occupation Lawyers
License or Certification Required Yes License or Certification Type Texas State Bar
Minimum Experience and Education  2 yrs   0 mos and Bachelors Degree


Additional Requirements

Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Software (Oracle, Access, etc)
  • EMail Software (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
  • Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc)
  • Peripheral Devices (Scanners, Printers, etc)
  • Personal Computers
  • Presentation Software (PowerPoint, Flash, etc)
  • Spreadsheet Software (Calc, Excel, etc)
  • Word Processing Software (Word, WordPerfect, etc)
Specific Computer Skills MS Office 2010, Windows 7

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Job Title Director II (Elections Legal Section)
13-012
State Agency Name TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE
Job Closing Date Apr 1, 2013
Open Until Filled Yes

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