Deputy General Counsel - Executive Division

Recruitment #211011-UNCE-311

Introduction

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

A writing sample must be submitted along with a resume to be considered.

Please send resume and writing sample to resumes@oag.ok.gov

and indicate which particular position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. 
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Title:  Deputy General Counsel

Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications
 
Location: 
Oklahoma City, OK

The Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General is currently seeking a full-time Deputy General Counsel for our Executive Division.

Position Summary:
The Deputy General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice to the Executive Division, including the Attorney General and senior staff. Specific duties include researching and preparing written memoranda concerning the lawful discharge of the duties and powers of the office, coordinating the official Attorney General Opinion process and editing all Attorney General Opinions, representing the agency in civil and appellate litigation, and reviewing the legal sufficiency of ballot titles. Additional duties include reviewing and responding to open records requests, advising the office as to contracting with outside vendors, and such other duties as may be assigned. The successful candidate will have outstanding legal judgment, excellent writing skills, and be able to effectively and professionally research, prepare, analyze and understand complex information and legal issues. This position reports directly to the General Counsel.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma with at least five years of professional experience in the practice of law. Strong writing and oral advocacy skills are required.

All applicants must agree in writing to complete, and satisfactorily pass, a thorough background investigation by the Office of Attorney General.

The Oklahoma Office of Attorney General is an equal opportnity employer. All individuals are welcome to seek employment with the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age, national origin, genetic information, religion, or disability, so long as the disability does not render the person unable to perform the essential functions of the position for which employed with or without a reasonable accommodation. All employees of the Oklahoma Office of Attorney General are “at will” employees.