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MANAGING ATTORNEY
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
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Date Posted: 01/11/2017
Posting Expires: 01/23/2017
Summary
The Managing Attorney is responsible for conducting legal research and writing legal documents for use in litigation, providing legal assistance to the agency, and supervising subordinate attorneys and legal administrative support staff. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Supervises and manages support staff and subordinate attorneys by interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning workloads, and evaluating performance of incumbents. Provides legal services and advice to management and divisions on a broad range of matters. Represents the agency in negotiations. Represents the agency in litigation including all administrative and court proceedings. Interprets and analyzes all state and federal laws. Drafts new or revised policy and legislation. Conducts legal research. Drafts and prepares legal briefings and pleadings and responds to subpoenas. May develop and prepare budgets. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of legal research and writing protocols. Knowledge of the state's legislative process. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to conduct litigation. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to research, interpret, and apply legislation. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar. ACA 16-22-201. The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school; plus six years of experience in law, including three years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of State, Federal, and Department of Human Services Procurement laws, rules, regulations and processes;
Extensive knowledge of governmental and public procurement contract law;
Experience in conducting contract negotiations; contract drafting, including representations and warranties, covenants, as well as the role of amendments, waivers and other miscellaneous aspects of contracts; enforcement; remedies; winding down activities and terminations; and
Experience in working with Arkansas State Legislature or state agencies.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Office of Finance and Administration

Hiring Official
Misty Bowen-Eubanks

Special Work Condition
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
This position will be housed in the Office of Chief Counsel but will provide legal support to the DHS Office of Procurement;
Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel required, including overnight stays;
Abilities to manage time effectively; demonstrate initiative; work well within a team; develop good client relationships; and possess a good understanding of the current economic and state political conditions.
The starting salary for this position is $57,914 annually. This position is located in Little Rock, AR.

Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22099281
Class Code: G004C
Grade: C129
Salary Range: $57,914.00 - $86,072.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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