Summary
Under general direction, resource attorneys support appointed attorneys and serve as the primary liaison between MAC office and each individual court. Resource attorneys will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining legal resources made available through the MAC–physically and electronically–for court appointed cases. Flexibility to achieve performance excellence in a telework arrangement.

“This position is pending exclusion from Civil Service”

Grant Funded

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as subject matter expert, individually motivated and operating with a sense of urgency and personal accountability
  • Support the Bexar County managed assigned counsel (MAC) panel attorneys
  • Assist panel attorneys as first or second chair counsel if feasible and no conflict of interest exists
  • Monitor and manage intake assessment and appropriate assignment of attorneys to cases
  • Review financial claims and monitor adherence to caseload guidelines
  • Provide support, when needed, with pretrial matters, litigation, or trial issues
  • Assist the Director, the Trial Division Chief, and the Director of Professional Development & Holistic Services with training, publications, and other duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and Must have at least four (4) years’ experience in the area of criminal law including representing indigent misdemeanor, felony and/or federal cases. Practice must be in the area of criminal defense
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and maintain good standing with State Bar of Texas
    Must have taken court appointments in criminal law matters
  • Must practice client-centered representation
  • Strong public speaking skills and interpersonal skills
  • Skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously; skill in communicating effectively with diverse groups of individuals utilizing tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly fluctuating situations; ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers, County employees, Department Heads, Elected/Appointed Officials, outside organizations, attorneys, the news media and the public
  • Demonstrates technological intuitiveness
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Working conditions are in an office / telework environment
  • Occasionally moves items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally move about the office/ telework office
  • Frequently communicates with others using approved technological resources; must be able to exchange accurate information through designated systems within a timely manner
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Positions self to perform essential functions of the job in an office / telework environment
    Must be able to remain in a stationary position
  • Flexibility to achieve performance excellence in a telework arrangement
  • Maintains County-issued equipment, software, data and supplies

Supplemental Information

Workstations with internet access are available, if needed, to view job postings and apply online at 211 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204, 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 210-335-2545.

Requirements
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