Skip to content
Jobs.OK.gov

Attorney/Assistant General Counsel

Recruitment #191106-UNCE-585

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. Our mission is to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.

OSDH is seeking a full time Attorney / Assistant General Counsel. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Summary
The Assistant General Counsel will be within the Office of the General Counsel handling a wide variety of legal issues for the Department’s administrative service areas and program areas. The lawyer will assume all functions of planning, organizing and monitoring legal activities, interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal advice, counsel and assistance. The Assistant General Counsel will be expected to work under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment in legal issues large in scope, complexity and activity.

Position Responsibilities
The specific functions of this position vary, but may include the following:
• Prepares briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions and other legal documents.
• Reviews existing contracts, providing legal advice and counsel regarding the terms and conditions.
• Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and prepares legal opinions, memorandums of fact and law and other legal documents.
• Exercises responsibility for the development, preparation, and presentation of cases before administrative, state, federal, and appellate courts.
• Evaluates complex legal issues and provides advice, counsel, and assistance regarding legal matters.
• Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration, completes reports on changes in legislation, evaluates proposed legislation and makes recommendations for agency action in response thereto.
• Reviews and/or drafts proposed agency rules.
• Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions.
• Advises on law, regulations, and opinions of the courts and those of the Attorney General; prepares or directs the preparation of interpretations outlining facts and the applicable legal, administrative or executive decisions.
• Advises on questions of law or administrative policy involved in the operation of the agency and its contacts with industry, private or professional associations, state federal, or local government, and the general public.
• Performs related work as assigned.

Essential Functions
• Evaluates complex legal issues and provides advice, counsel, and assistance regarding legal matters.
• Experience with the development, preparation and presentation of cases before administrative, state or federal court.

Education and Experience
• Graduation from an accredited law school.
• Licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma.
• Minimum 5 years legal experience as a licensed attorney.
• Experience in administrative law, contracts, litigation, and/or other areas of law involved in the operations of a government agency preferred.

Valued Skills and Experience
Knowledge of legal principles and their application; of legal research methods; of the scope of Oklahoma statutory laws and provisions of the Oklahoma Constitution, of the United States Constitution, of the law and regulations on human resource management; of the principles of administrative law; of trial and hearing procedures and the rules of evidence.
Skill in directing and/or performing independent and difficult research; in analyzing, appraising and applying legal principles, facts and precedents to difficult legal or factual problems; in communicating effectively both orally and in writing; in presenting statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written or oral form; in presenting, explaining, or arguing cases to administrative commissions, boards, or courts; in dictating correspondence involving the explanation of difficult legal matters.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Office Environment
Computer based
Travel may be required

 

 

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.
 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT WORKING AT THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
CLICK HERE

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.



OK.gov Policies | About OK.gov | Accessibility
© 2019 • The State of Oklahoma

Powered by JobAps