Job Posting 16-22

Attorney I

Classification Number: 3502

Starting Wage: $5,250.00/Month
Opening Date: 4/25/2022
Closing Date: Until filled

Agency: STATE SECURITIES BOARD
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13167, Austin, Texas 78711-3167
Work Location Address: 208 East 10th Street, 5th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

Number of Openings: 1
Duration: Regular/Full-time
Hours/Week: 40

FLSA Exempt: Yes
Travel Required: Yes, up to 25%
Texas Drivers License Required: Yes

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Attorney I will work in the Austin Office of the Enforcement Division of the Texas State Securities Board.  The Enforcement Division is charged with detection and prevention of violations of the Securities Act, including fraud committed in connection with the sale of securities, illegal sales of unregistered securities, and sales of securities by unregistered dealers.  The employee will investigate investment schemes for violations of the Securities Act by identifying and securing evidence, analyzing voluminous records, and interviewing and taking testimony from witnesses.  The employee will also research legal issues, draft administrative enforcement actions, prepare referrals for criminal prosecution and participate in hearings and trials.  The employee will further conduct related work as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (License, Education, Experience):

The applicant must have graduated from an accredited law school with J.D. Degree and either be licensed to practice law in Texas or be awaiting the results of the most recent bar examination. The applicant must also be skilled in the operation of computers and the use of word processing, spreadsheet, communication, and internet applications.  Strong interpersonal and writing skills required. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

The preferred qualifications are professional experience in law enforcement and the regulation of the securities industry or other financial services industries.

HOW TO APPLY (Application procedure, Special requirements):

To be considered for this position, you must submit (1) a completed standard state application, (2) a State Securities Board “Supplement To Application For Employment”, (3) a copy of your college transcripts, and (4) a writing sample.  Applications and the Supplement form may be downloaded from the Agency website at https://www.ssb.texas.gov.  The preferred method to submit completed applications, along with the Supplement, transcripts, and writing sample, is via email at human.resources@ssb.texas.gov.  You may also mail to Human Resources, State Securities Board, P.O. Box 13167, Austin, Texas 78711-3167, or fax to 512-305-8327.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a standard state application. Applicants to be interviewed will be contacted by the Agency. Applications accepted for this position only.

PLEASE NOTEAll applications must be complete, including job title, history, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor’s name and phone number, and a description of duties performed. Failure to submit this information on your application is considered incomplete and may be rejected. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Veterans, Reservist, or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

https://hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Legal.pdf