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ATTORNEY SUPERVISOR

The Attorney Supervisor is responsible for supervising attorneys and an administrative support staff, conducting legal research and writing legal documents for use in litigation,

Class Code:

G025C

Job Grade:

GS12

Special Job Requirements:

Occasional to frequent in-state travel to attend fact finding meetings, hearings, and/or court proceedings is required. Occasional out-of state travel related to agency legal matters may be required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small to medium size professional and administrative support staff by assigning and reviewing work, analyzing complex legal matters, reviewing complicated legal documents, providing expertise and assistance to staff when needed, and evaluating performance of the employees. May interview and recommend for hire applicants for agency openings. Reviews and analyzes data and documentation related to agency’s legal matters to determine the legal standpoint of the agency’s position on the issue. Researches case law, state statutes, and any applicable federal laws related to current legal issues in order to prepare for potential mediation, litigation, conciliation agreement, or settlement. Writes legal briefs, motions, and other pleadings to support arguments to facilitate the mediation/litigation process. Analyzes and interprets state and federal laws to determine impact on agency programs. Advises agency management on potential legal issues affecting the agency and offers a legal opinion on actions the agency may take in resolving legal issues. Represents the agency in legal proceedings which may occur in state or federal courts. Drafts proposed legislation, amendments to current legislation, amendments to agency regulations, and represents the agency at legislative hearings. Coordinates with the Attorney General’s Office, the agency response to requesting parties seeking documents and records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and statutes. Knowledge of legal research and writing protocols. Knowledge of the state’s legislative processes. Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply case law, state and federal statutes, legal precedents, and relevant legislative intent to agency legal matters. Ability to provide legal guidance and technical assistance to agency’s management and staff. Ability to conduct litigation. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of the professional and administrative support staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school; plus five years of experience in law. 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.

Required Certificates:

Licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar. ACA 16-22-201

Exempt:

E
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