Essential Functions:

  • Provide advice and counsel on legal and other related matters to the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer, executive management and other staff concerning all legal matters pertaining to the organization and its subsidiaries.
  • Review and negotiate Southwest Key contracts and provide direction and oversight to Contract Services (within the Southwest Key Legal Department).
  • Supervise pending administrative claims or litigation concerning the organization.
  • Monitor and review work performed by outside counsel.
  • Prepare and review policies and procedures for the organization.
  • Review and draft legal and governance documents necessary for the organizations operations.
  • Analyze complex legal issues and conduct legal research.
  • Participate in investigations and report out on findings.

Other Functions:

  • Periodically review and update the corporate documents of Southwest Key and its subsidiaries, and prepare board policies and resolutions as needed.
  • Anticipate and protect against risks facing the organization.
  • Provide training on legal topics for Southwest Key staff.
  • React to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • At least five (5) years experience as a licensed attorney.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong legal research and writing skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Proficient word processing and computer skills needed with web-based resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Experience in labor and employment law.
  • Experience in contract drafting, negotiation, and administration.
  • Knowledge of federal procurement law.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and direction to paralegals.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, reading and writing.

Work Environment:

General office environment with moderate noise. This position is mostly sedentary, involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.

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