Assistant General Counsel III

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Assistant General Counsel III

Agency

Texas A&M University System Offices

Department

General Counsel

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The System Offices is one of several system members within the Texas A&M University System representing one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a network of 11 universities, a comprehensive health science center, eight state agencies, and the RELLIS Campus. The Texas A&M University System mission is to provide education, conduct research, commercialize technology, offer training, and deliver services for the people of Texas and beyond.

The System Offices, within the Texas A&M University System, provides an outstanding benefits package including, but not limited to: competitive health benefits; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution through Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS); tuition assistance; and wellness programs to promote work/life balance.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Job Description Summary:

This position in the Office of General Counsel provides legal representation and support to administrators, faculty and staff of The Texas A&M University System on bankruptcy and collection matters. This position also provides legal guidance on various compliance areas such as privacy, data security, and research compliance areas.


Responsibilities:

- Provides legal advice and counsel to System administrators, faculty, and staff in areas of bankruptcy claims, debt collections and write-off matters.

- Provides legal advice and counsel to System administrators, faculty, and staff in areas of compliance, such as privacy, data security, and research compliance areas.

- Participates in and responds to internal and government-led investigations regarding compliance in privacy, data security, and research compliance areas.

- Represents System members in administrative proceedings involving compliance matters that are not handled by the Attorney General of Texas. Develops and presents training on compliance issues for System members.

- Interprets and provides counsel and guidance on new and emerging legal and regulatory issues at the federal and state levels and assists in the review, interpretation and drafting of System policies, regulations and guidance.

- Assists in drafting and preparing responses to proposed legislation and counseling on legislation passed into law. Drafts requests for Attorney General Opinions, open records decisions and related amicus briefs. Develops well-researched internal legal memorandums and opinions.

- Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
- B.A./B.S. plus an earned LLB or JD degree from an accredited law school.
- Five years of related experience.

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
- Member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas or will seek a Texas law license through reciprocity within 12 months of hire date. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.

- Ability to manage a broad range of complex legal issues. 

- Availability to travel across state to System locations.

- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.


Other Requirements:

This is a security-sensitive position and is restricted to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents only. Only complete applications will be considered for employment at The Texas A&M System Offices. Incomplete job application data could result in your application being rejected without an option to reapply. A cover letter and resume may be required in addition to a completed employment application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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