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         WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR
     
    Are you a licensed member of the Texas State Bar? Do you have experience with real estate transactions? CapMetro wants to hear from you!
     
    The Associate Counsel reports directly to the Deputy Counsel.  This position is responsible for legal advice, counsel, and assistance to Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) staff and the Board Members regarding general and transportation law under the supervision of the Deputy Counsel. Responsible for the provision of legal advice and services related to all legal matters of CapMetro, with an emphasis on real estate transactions, rail operations and transactions, contracts, open government laws and compliance, litigation management, internal agency policy development, and research. 
     
    WHAT YOU BRING:
    •Juris doctorate from an ABA accredited law school and a licensed member of the Texas State Bar.
    •Three (3) years active practice of law.
    •Six (6) years of real estate experience preferred.
    •Experience with rail or utilities real estate work preferred.
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    •Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
    •Excellent written and oral communication skills; interpersonal skills; and superb negotiation and analytical skills.
    •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with employees, managers, the Board, outside attorneys, and the public.
    •   Knowledge of public sector laws, regulations and familiarity with federal, state, and local transportation statutes and regulations.
    •   Skills in use of personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet applications and computerized legal research.
    •Skill in analyzing facts, legal commitment and impact, precedent, organizing information and interpreting and applying legal principles to complex legal issues.
    •Skill in preparing and presenting written and oral legal opinions, advice, and counsel.
     
    WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
    •Work with a diverse, collaborative and energetic workforce whose focus is to bring innovation into the industry and how we serve our customers and team members.
    •Utilize our free and reduced fare transit service to get to the office and then plan to hit the gym (for free) and work with our onsite trainers, before heading back home.
    •If you have children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years old, enroll them in the onsite award-winning Child Care and Learning Center.
    …and much more!
     
    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
    Capital Metro is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. Capital Metro makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.
     
     
    SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
     
    For more information and to apply, visit: https://capmetro.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/544?c=capmetro

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