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Job Opening: Director of Compliance and Legal Operations

29 Aug 2023 9:37 AM | Lucy Cain (Administrator)

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Position Description

Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4 is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Compliance and Legal Operations. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of business contracts, legal restrictions or requirements, and compliance best practices, as well as strong leadership and written communication skills. The Director of Compliance and Legal Operations will advise and strategize with the Divisions within Precinct 4, review, and draft various internal and external contracts, negotiate, and manage communication with external stakeholders, and ensure the highest standards of legal compliance.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement compliance policies and procedures across all areas of Precinct 4.
  • Monitor and assess the effectiveness of the compliance program and make recommendations to the Chief Compliance Officer for improvements.
  • Establish a system of internal controls to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant laws and regulations and communicate changes to leadership and team members.
  • Provide prompt and accurate advice and guidance to Division team members regarding applicable laws and regulations.
  • Research, analyze and draft internal memoranda interpreting relevant laws and regulations to assist in carrying out the mission of Precinct 4.
  • Coordinate and negotiate terms with external stakeholders.
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively with Precinct leadership and executive team.
  • Conduct and complete legal research and other projects as assigned.
  • Respond to public records access requests, as appropriate.


Supporting Job Application Documents: Applicants should provide a resume with three (3) professional references identified and at least one (1) writing sample.

Education: Juris Doctorate from an accredited Law School.


  • Five (5) years of progressive experience performing the related duties such as: reviewing, analyzing, and drafting documents related to complex legal issues and legislation; serving as a legal advisor; and working knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Corporate Law, Legislation, Litigation, Commercial, Federal or State/Municipal Government, Labor Contracts, Employment Law, or other relevant disciplines.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience balancing and leading a team, whether formally or informally.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies and auditors.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.

Daniel Rodriguez, Managing Attorney


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