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Deputy General Counsel

Recruitment #191017-UNCE-550

Introduction

A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a trusted, credible partner that empowers employees to provide valued business expertise allowing customers to focus on their missions across state government. OMES provides financial, property, purchasing, human resources and information technology services to all state agencies, and assists the Governor’s Office on budgetary policy matters.

Our mission is supporting our partners through unified business services.  The OMES mission requires a highly-qualified workforce committed to making government run in the most efficient, innovative manner possible. Achieving that mission takes team-oriented, solutions-driven professionals who understand the importance of partnering to achieve success.

We are seeking a full-time, unclassified Deputy General Counsel.  OMES offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Summary
The Deputy General Counsel will be assigned to the Information Services division, primarily focused on information technology transactional issues. The lawyer will assume many functions of planning, organizing and monitoring legal activities and interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal advice, counsel and assistance to the Chief Information Officer and the Information Services Executive Team. The lawyer 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. The lawyer will support other OMES lawyers, as needed.

Position Responsibilities:
The specific functions of this position vary, but may include the following:
*Interprets existing contracts and provides legal advice and counsel regarding all aspects of Information Services contract transactions.
*Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and prepares legal opinions, memorandums of fact and law and other legal documents.
*Potentially 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 to Information Services 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 agency 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.
*Performs related work as assigned.
*Supports other OMES lawyers, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited law school.

Licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma.

Preferred Qualifications:
A general technology understanding or related background.

Strong analytical skills.

Experience initiating, structuring, negotiating and drafting contracts.

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

NOTES

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.



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