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Attorney Deputy General Counsel 1

Baton Rouge, LA
Full Time
Job #: MHA 101421 ERG Exp.: 5+ Years Salary: $5,672 - $11,161 Monthly
Supplemental Information:
The Mental Health Advocacy Services has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of AS-623.

This vacancy will be filled by promotion of a current permanent status Mental Health Advocacy Services employee. A permanent status employee may be required to serve a new probationary period in lieu of promotion.

This position is responsible for supervising the Attorney Supervisors, assisting with personnel problems, coordinating agency response to legislation and policy in mental health and child welfare matters, coordinating with the other Deputy General Counsel on reporting requirements, IV-E data collection, timeliness and performance indicators, and implementing training protocols.

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana, plus five years of experience as a practicing attorney.

Job Concepts
Function of Work:

To serve as a principal assistant to an Attorney--General Counsel 2.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Broad direction from an Attorney--General Counsel 2.

Supervision Exercised:
Line over lower ranking attorneys and clerical employees.

Location of Work:
May be used in any of the twenty major agencies depending upon size and scope of legal program.

Job Distinctions:
  • Differs from Attorney Supervisor by serving as the primary assistant to an Attorney--General Counsel 2.
  • Differs from Attorney--General Counsel 2 by subordinate relationship.

Examples of Work:
  • Assists the chief legal counsel of a large legal division in administrative and/or legal matters.
  • Represents the department in more complex and important litigation before trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Drafts and reviews the drafting of new legislation. May testify on the same before legislative committees and other tribunals.
  • Prepares and reviews the preparation and negotiation of departmental contracts, requests for proposal and other legal documents.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls work activities of the division as assigned by the General Counsel.
  • Develops or assists in the development of budget recommendations for the division.
  • Coordinates the selection and assignment of subordinate staff, identifies staff development needs and assures that training is obtained.
  • Prepares and may review the preparation of briefs and other activities incidental to litigation and court work.

Closing Date: 21st October, 2021

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