Fort Bend County

Civil Attorney - General Counsel - County Attorney

4 weeks ago
Job Code
# of Openings
Min Start Salary
USD $3,242.40/Bi.
Professional Management
Max Start Salary
USD $3,814.40/Bi.


Provides legal counsel to elected officials and department heads to protect the county from civil liability and to ensure that actions undertaken by representatives of the county are in accordance with applicable laws. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.


Represents Fort Bend County in general civil matters/civil actions, as required.  Drafts and reviews legal documents such as contracts, agreements, policies and resolutions and may participate in negotiations related to such documents.  Conducts legal research.  Responds to requests for information under the Texas Public Information Act.  Drafts and reviews documents related to real estate transactions.  Issues legal opinions to elected officials and directors/managers.  Appears in court for hearings, as needed.  Other duties as determined by the County Attorney.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers. 


Doctor of Jurisprudence; licensed by the Texas Supreme Court.  Four years job related experience required.  Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, elected officials and department directors/managers.  Desirable experience areas include government, Public Information Act, real estate and employment law.  Valid Driver's License.


SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 15, $3,242.40 - $3,814.40 biweekly based on qualifications

CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position


All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate

on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national

origin, or any other reason protected by law.




To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at





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