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SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL - Providence

Company: State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESDIVISION: Central ManagementOPENING DATE: 10/17/19CLOSING DATE: 11/03/19 11:59 PMSALARY: $40.47 - $45.88 Hourly; $73,663.00 - $83,505.00 AnnuallyPAY GRADE: 134AJOB TYPE: Non-Union (99)NAME OF BARGAINING UNIT UNION: Non-Union (99)LOCATION: 101 Friendship Street, ProvidenceSCHEDULED WORK DAYS: HOURS OF WORKMonday-Friday; 8:30 am - 4:00 pmWORK WEEK: Non-StandardRESTRICTIONS/LIMITATIONS: Restricted/Limited to the leave of the prior incumbent.JOB NUMBER: 2020-10000-51CLASS DEFINITION: GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To perform legal advice and services in a state department or agency on issues posing complex legal interpretations and extensive research of law, rules and regulations; to train, instruct and supervise entry level legal staff; and to do related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a superior with latitude for the exercise of independent judgement; work is subject to review of conformance to established policies, rules, regulations and provisions of law. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Trains, instructs and supervises entry level legal staff members and clerical support staff assigned to assist. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:To provide legal advice and services in a state department or agency on issues posing complex legal interpretations and extensive research of law, rules and regulations.To provide instruction and training to subordinate legal staff in the performance and execution of legal services and to review such work performed for results obtained and conformance to law, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.To serve as a hearing officer for cases of a complex and difficult nature requiring the interpretation and enforcement of applicable laws, rules and regulations.To prepare legal documents, as well as draft rules, regulations, laws, legislation and amendments thereto.To perform extensive legal research relative to various departmental or agency issues or the preparation and presentation of cases in court.To prepare in-depth reports, briefs, papers and recommendations on legal matters.To be responsible for analyzing pertinent information and evidence in order to provide legal opinions to departmental or agency staff personnel for the proper execution of their responsibilities.To review and evaluate departmental programs from a legal perspective and to propose appropriate changes.To gather and analyze evidence for cases and review pertinent decisions, policies, regulations, and other legal matters pertaining to such case and to represent the agency in court.To interact and coordinate legal activities with other legal staff and various other state departments and agencies.To be responsible for the development and maintenance of legal service programs designed for client groups and to consult with such groups on legal program matters.To do related work as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A thorough knowledge of the methods, practices and procedures of governmental law; the ability to interpret the provisions of state and federal laws and to prepare opinions relating thereto for use in the administration of the functions of the department; the ability to function as a hearing officer; the ability to prepare briefs, rulings and miscellaneous legal documents; the ability to research and draft rules and regulations having the force and effect of law while remaining consistent with the purpose and provisions of the law; the ability to exercise independent judgement in making decisions in complex and difficult cases involving legal matters; the ability to train, instruct and supervise entry level legal staff; the ability to prepare detailed reports and recommendations; and related capacities and abilities. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Education: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from an accredited law school; andExperience: Such as may have been gained through: considerable employment in a responsible capacity within a legal services program involving the interpretation of law and the application of pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies and decisions.Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be a member of the Rhode Island Bar and must maintain such membership as a condition of employment.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Family law litigation experience preferred. Requires attention to detail in a fast paced environment. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) PROVISIONS:Reasonable Accommodations: If an applicant is unable to perform any essential job functions because of his/her disability but can achieve the required results by means of a REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, then the individual shall not be considered unqualified for the position.Medical Information: Any medical exams required for this position will be performed after a conditional offer of employment has been made in accordance with the Rules/Regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS: Note: All interviewees will be required to complete a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire (CS-14B) at the time of the first interview or anytime thereafter. Conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits. Per RIGL-- 28-5-6(4), "CONVICTION means, for purposes of this chapter only, any verdict or finding of guilt after a criminal trial or any plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a criminal charge."

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