DLI Job Listings Lawyer Closing Date: 9/22/2017 Location: Helena | Pay Band/Grade: 7 | Position Number(s): 66266911 More Information Apply Online Opens in new window MISSION STATEMENT: The Montana Department of Labor & Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities. DLI CORE VALUES Customer Focus Individual Responsibility Individual Growth Ethics in the Workplace Continuous Improvement Learn more about our department HERE! JOB OVERVIEW: Do you have experience working with a variety of legal issues that involve substantive law related to professional and occupational licensing as well as federal and state statutes, common law, and administrative rules? Then it is time for you to join our team as our next Lawyer for Department of Labor and Industry! The successful applicant for this position will serve as a Special Attorney General representing DLI and professional licensing boards appointed by the Governor. Duties include: Representing DLI and professional licensing boards during all stages of administrative proceedings including board disciplinary and adjudication panels, contested case hearings, injunctive actions, district court judicial review, and Montana Supreme Court appellate review; Applying the Montana Administrative Procedure Act to all aspects of professional licensing boards' business including conducting board meetings in compliance with open meeting laws, and advising boards in balancing individuals' right to privacy with the public's right to know; Actively supervising board actions which impact trade and commerce, including explaining legal requirements to professional licensees and members of the public; Drafting legislation and administrative rules; Responding to requests for public information and drafting contracts for services to the boards. QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The most qualified applicant will possess on the first day of work: Exemplary written, verbal, and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work successfully with courts, legal colleagues, Department staff, board members, legislators, and Montana citizens; Demonstrated aptitude for identifying, researching, and analyzing complex legal issues, and directing a course of action to resolve problems; Working knowledge of administrative, litigation, and legislative procedures; state and federal statutes, regulations, case law, and constitutional provisions pertinent to the Department's mission and duties; Sound judgment in advising regulatory boards to ensure fair and safe delivery of professional services without imposing unfair and unnecessary burdens on Montana's professional workforce. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law and admittance to the Montana Bar and Federal District Courts as well as required qualifications to be appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General and Special Deputy County Attorney. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. HOW TO APPLY: You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter and resume at the time of application. In your cover letter please address the following question: How your professional career has prepared you to meet the requirements for this position? In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties and dates of employment (month & year - start & end). All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. If you need an accommodation with the application process please contact the HR office. For a copy of the complete job description send your request to email@example.com BENEFITS: Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System - vesting criteria applies. Flexible schedules may be considered. Learn more about them HERE! Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire. Job: Legal Salary: $59,175.00 - 78,899.00 Yearly Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan Number of Openings: 1 Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-Time Shift: Day Job Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Primary Location: Helena Agency: Department of Labor & Industry Union: 000 - None Bargaining Unit: 000 - None Posting Date: Sep 22, 2017, 12:16:43 PM Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Oct 16, 2017, 11:59:00 PM Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample Contact Name: Office of Human Resources | Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Contact Phone:(406) 444-3710 The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources system and each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection process. An employee or applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process should contact the state agency human resources staff identified on the job listing as soon as possible or use the relay service by dialing 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer support services including assisting applicants with submitting online applications. Montana State Government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.