Job Description

Extended Job Title
Assistant or Associate General Counsel (General Counsel/El Paso)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech University System

Position Description
Performs legal work involving representation and advice on legal matters in the Texas Tech University System Office of General Counsel.

Requisition ID
37854BR

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Work with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in defending lawsuits filed against the TTU System or its component institutions including, but not limited to, responding to discovery requests, preparing for and attending depositions and hearings, and filing motions.
  • Respond to complaints of discrimination by former or current students or employees that are filed with external agencies (e.g., EEOC, TWC-CRD, OCR, DOL) including, but not limited to, attending mediations, filing position statements, and participating in interviews. 
  • Draft, review, and advise regarding contracts of the Texas Tech University System and components, including, but not limited to, real estate transactions such as leases, easements, land acquisitions, and conveyances; construction transactions including construction manager at-risk agreements, design professional agreements, public art agreements, and design-build agreements; other general transactions such as IT software and licensing agreements, purchasing and services agreements, international transactions involving Texas Tech campuses and programs abroad (e.g., Costa Rica and Spain campuses), public-private partnership agreements, research-related contracts and grants, athletics agreements including game guarantee contracts and media/marketing/apparel rights; health care agreements such as master services agreements, affiliation agreements, and managed care agreements.
  • Provide legal advice on a variety of issues including, but not limited to, matters concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of institutions of higher education, and federal and state regulatory matters.
  • Advise officials, faculty or staff of Texas Tech University System and components.
  • Review and interpret laws, regulations, proposed legislative bills, and internal policies affecting operations and administration.
  • Handle Texas Public Information act requests, including drafting and filing requests for Attorney General opinions.
  • Handle medical malpractice and professional liability matters.
  • Review/revise campus-wide policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel on issues impacting the board of regents.
  • Attend and advise various TTU System component committees.
  • Engage in actions and communications that are consistent with the Texas Tech University System and component institution Values Culture.


Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
Asst:$100-$105K Assoc:$115-$120k

Pay Basis
Monthly

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Assistant General Counsel:
  • Three years experience as a practicing attorney handling legal matters that are relevant to representing a public institution of higher education.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.

Associate General Counsel:
  • Seven years experience as a practicing attorney handling legal matters that are relevant to representing a public institution of higher education.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.


Campus
Texas Tech University

Department
General Counsel

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Legal Professionals

Shift
Day

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Assistant General Counsel:
  • JD degree
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
Associate General Counsel:
  • JD degree
  • Five years experience as an attorney.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.


Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

Navy Enlisted Classification Code
250X

Army Military Occupational Specialty Code
27A, 27B

Air Force Specialty Code
51JX

Marine Military Occupational Specialty Code
4402

Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.

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