The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is seeking a General Counsel. The General Counsel is a brand-new position for NTMWD and will report to the Executive Director with the district and also serve as the parliamentarian for all Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings. This is a great opportunity for a new leader to join a collaborative team that is deeply committed to the mission and vision of NTMWD and leads with purpose and integrity. This role is essential in coordinating confidential and complex legal services for the district, providing direct legal support and guidance to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Department leaders, as well as developing legal strategies and positions for NTMWD on legal matters.
This position will also be responsible for managing outside counsel that provides legal services to the district including employment, financial, environmental regulations, construction, water rights and real estate/transactional services. It is ideal for candidates to have prior experience with water districts or other public entities, experience managing outside counsels’ legal services on a range of legal matters, including employment, litigation, and regulatory compliance, along with a strong knowledge of Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Public Information Act requirements and other laws applicable to local governments.
Candidates must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. At least 5 years of experience in Texas local government law, or relevant public sector legal experience, is strongly preferred. Prior experience managing a team and/or managing outside counsel is also highly desirable for this role.