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Legal Assistant

The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) is looking for a Legal Assistant. This position is a key role in Legal Management and provides support and assistance for others. As the Legal Assistant, you will work collaboratively with Legal Services’ staff and a wide variety of other people. You will handle routine and advanced administrative and clerical tasks to support efficient and smooth daily operational needs. Your duties include performing tasks to assist others; providing polite and professional assistance via phone, mail, and e-mail; maintaining appropriate filing and tracking systems; managing calendars and assignment logs; making reservations or travel arrangements, and generally being a helpful and positive presence in the workplace. You will actively engage with staff, directors, and executive management, provide assistance, and meet challenges directly and willingly. You must perform tasks timely and accurately and have a genuine desire to meet the needs of others. This position serves as the initial point of contact so you must ensure that all interactions between the agency and others are positive and productive. The ideal candidate will be customer-service oriented; value and promote teamwork; and be attentive to detail. Level of Complexity of State Classification: Routine Level of Supervision of State Classification: Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Learn more about this opportunity by reading the full job description for the Legal Assistant (Legal Assistant I; 22-0858 PDF) position and apply below.

The Office

The State Office of Risk Management is a unique state agency with an environment of creativity and collaboration. Our employees appreciate the warm atmosphere, mutual respect, progressive approach, engagement, and genuine community that comes from truly caring about each other and what we can do together. We don’t do silos, and your voice and happiness is as important as your skill. We take pride in our mission, our colleagues, and our belonging.

Advantages of working with SORM:

  • Casual dress code
  • Open and accepting environment
  • Wellness and employee engagement activities
  • Much more.

Advantages of working for the State:

  • State Medical/dental/vision benefits
  • Free downtown parking
  • Employee Assistance Program from legal services to mental health
  • Transit discounts
  • State discounts are offered at many stores, hotels, cell phone service providers, and more!

The Texas State Office of Risk Management is administratively attached to the Office of the Attorney General and is governed by a five-member Board. The Office is charged by law to administer insurance services obtained by Texas state agencies, including the self-insured government employees workers’ compensation insurance program and the state risk management programs. Its mission is to enable State of Texas agencies to protect their employees, the general public, and the State’s physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

How to Apply

You may apply to the job directly through the CAPPS Career System.

Or, you can mail a State of Texas application (Word) to:

  • Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management
  • State Office of Risk Management
  • P.O. Box 13777
  • Austin, TX 78711-3777

Applicants may direct inquiries to Linda Griffin, Director of Talent Management, at