Deputy General Counsel
A resume and cover letter must be submitted with your application.
The Office of the Governor is seeking a full time, unclassified Deputy General Counsel. We offer a comprehensive Benefits Packet, and a competitive annual salary based on education and experience.
The Deputy General Counsel will work under the direction of the General Counsel. The lawyer will assume many functions of planning, organizing and monitoring legal activities and interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal counsel and assistance to staff and the Governor’s Cabinet. The lawyer will be expected to work with minimal supervision and considerable latitude with independent judgment and initiative in legal issues large in scope, complexity and activity. The lawyer will support other lawyers and staff as needed.
The specific functions of this position vary, but may include the following:
• Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and prepares legal opinions, memorandums of fact and law and other legal documents.
• Assists in the development, preparation, and presentation of cases before administrative, state, federal, and appellate courts.
• Evaluates complex legal issues and provides counsel and assistance to staff on legal matters.
• Assists in drafting bills and amendments for legislative consideration, completes reports on changes in legislation, evaluates proposed legislation and makes recommendations for gubernatorial action in response thereto.
• 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.
• Reviews and advises on agency rulemaking actions.
• Performs related work as assigned.
• Accredited law school graduate.
• Licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma or eligible to become licensed by October 1, 2020.
• Strong analytical, research, and writing skills.
• Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of state or federal government.
The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.