State of Montana Attorney(01000) in Helena, Montana

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Materials Required of Applicants:

(To be considered in this pool, please submit the following)

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

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  • Job Overview: *

This position is responsible for providing legal support to and representation for the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Major Duties or Responsibilities:

*Client Legal Support *

  • Responds to requests for legal research and options of legal questions within the Department, and provides verbal and written legal opinions

  • Represents the department in judicial or administrative proceedings.

  • Reviews contracts or other agreements and negotiates with entities who provide services to the Department.

  • Assists in the administrative rule review process, providing technical and legal support for the rule implementation and change process.

  • Provides legal review and assistance in the development and/or review of Department policies and procedures.

  • Supports the department in the legislative process, including drafting legislation, and reviewing and providing advice on the impact of proposed legislation on the Department, and providing testimony to the legislature.

  • Directs the work of support staff as necessary to meet the legal needs of clients.

  • Provides training to department staff on relevant legal issues as necessary.


*Other Duties as Assigned *

  • Perform special assignments as determined by the OLA management team.

Physical and Environmental Demands: The majority of work occurs in a typical office environment. Extensive keyboarding and computer use is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors):

Required for the first day of work:

  • Knowledge of legal analysis principles, practices and theories.

  • Knowledge of legal research methods and techniques, including use of LEXIS, Westlaw, and the internet.

  • Ability to analyze difficult legal problems and synthesize a course of action.

  • Ability to maintain a positive, cordial, and effective relationship with co-workers throughout the Department.

  • Ability to develop a level of confidence between themselves and legal clients.

  • Advanced skill in written and oral communication.

  • Ability to use a personal computer, various software programs, and standard office equipment necessary to perform the functions of the position.

Preferred:

· Knowledge of healthcare law.

· Knowledge of the legislative process.

· Knowledge of administrative review procedures, all aspects of the Montana Administrative Procedures Act (MAPA), and judicial review procedures.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Education and Experience):

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.

  • Admitted to practice law in Montana.

  • Three years of legal experience.

Job: *Legal

Title: Attorney(01000)

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 18142505