Deputy General Counsel, 7275

Recruitment #220405-UNCE-212

Introduction

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ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER
:  2022-54/MA 
JOB TITLE:  Deputy General Counsel   CODE:  72775
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: based on experience
LOCATION OF WORK: Judicial & Legal Services, OKC
 
*PLEASE NOTE: Include a writing sample with your application.
 
Skills 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; presenting statements of facts, law, and argument clearly and concisely in oral and written form; presenting, explaining, or arguing cases to administrative commissions, boards, or courts; dictating correspondence involving the explanation of difficult legal matters.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
· Provides appropriate and timely legal advice and assistance to Commissioners, Director of Administration, and all division directors; timely drafts briefs and memoranda with supportable conclusions making balanced and persuasive arguments.
· Handles all aspects of cases in federal and state courts appellate court or Civil Service Division (CSD) including pleadings, motions, pretrial order filing, briefs, witness preparation, and pretrial filings; attends pretrial, docket calls, and trial.
· Coordinates with the client and outside counsel in matters pending outside the Commission; remains open to negotiations and settles cases when appropriate. Coordinates with Attorney General’s office on cases and AG’s Opinions. Oversees matters involving Risk Management, and drafts policies and procedures as required by Appointing Authority, Chief Legal Counsel and/or Human Resources Manager.
· Provides oversight and direction related to procurement, travel reimbursements, contract drafting, and preparation.
· Maintains knowledge of the law and understands the public purpose of the Open Records and Open Meeting Acts and advises clients of compliance with these Acts.
· Performs special projects as assigned including, but not limited to, legal research in federal or other state jurisdictions, utilizing published legal resources and internet websites; keeps up with changes in the law, changes in methods of legal research, and ethical standards of the Bar.
· Prepares or directs the preparation of Commission cases, development of facts and appropriate legal theory, and filing of legal documents with the appropriate administrative tribunal or court, including appellate courts.
· Performs related work as required and assigned
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Admission to the Oklahoma Bar Association; five (5) years’ experience in the practice of law in the areas of administrative, general, personnel, or Agency Counsel including three (3) years of litigation; (or) an equivalent combination of education and experience. Should be proficient in the use of personal computers including word processing, data management, and legal research.
 
**Preferred Qualifications: Tribal Law experience highly desirable.