Why should you come to work for the Department of Labor & Industry?
It’s about the people, the work we do and our mission to protect the well-being of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens and to uphold their rights and responsibilities. It’s about the impact we make in our communities every day. We offer flexible schedules, casual dress, training opportunities and room for professional growth. We are proud of our open, supportive and collaborative work environments. Learn more about DLI here.
Why should you live here?
Helena, Montana is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and sits halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Helena offers an abundance of recreational opportunities including; camping, fishing, hunting, as well as world class mountain biking and hiking. Learn more about Helena here.
**This position has the option to be located remotely, within Montana. Locations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
What other benefits can you expect from this opportunity?
Look HERE for a summary of our outstanding benefits. You’ll love what you see! Our benefits include:
- Work/life Balance
- Health Coverage
- Retirement Plans
- Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays (a combination of up to 38 per year!)
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify.
How would this position make an impact in your state?
We are looking for an attorney with 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 rule. Your duties in this attorney position will include:
- Serve as a Special Attorney General representing DLI and professional licensing boards appointed by the Governor.
- Represent the Department in a wide variety of legal issues administered by DLI including occupational licensing, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, wage and hour and human rights.
- Represent DLI and the 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.
- Apply the Montana Administrative Procedure Act and advise boards in balancing individuals’ right to privacy with public right to know.
- Draft legislation and administrative rules.
Respond to requests for public information and draft contracts for services.
What makes you the right person for this opportunity?
his 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
On the first day, the most qualified applicant will possess:
- 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.
How would you let us know that you’re the right person?
Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.
In your cover letter, please answer the following question:
- How has your professional career prepared you to meet the requirements of 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) and hours per week. Starting pay is based on relevant education and experience. Pay is set based on what you submit at time of application.
*This position may be covered by a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA)
A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the required materials to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter, resume and respond to the supplemental question will result in your application being considered incomplete.
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.
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.
Salary: $ 70,371.00 - 90,377.00 Yearly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 5% of the Time
Primary Location: Helena
Agency: Department of Labor & Industry
Union: 000 - None
Bargaining Unit: 000 - None
Posting Date: Mar 29, 2021, 3:28:01 PM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Apr 18, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample
Contact Name: Office of Human Resources | Contact Email: email@example.com | 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.