The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an Attorney- Legislation and Regulation for the Division of Operations. This position is responsible for the support legislation and regulation efforts for the agency, including drafting and reviewing legislative proposals, attending and facilitating senator meetings related to legislation, and providing legal guidance to agency staff.
Are you a results-driven individual with a background in drafting legislative proposals? If so, WE NEED YOU!
What we can offer you:
- Stable Employment Opportunity
- Career Development and Learning, including State-funded CLE and LinkedIn Learning courses
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
- 13 Paid Holidays
- Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
- Consistent Work Schedule
- Remote Work Options available after 6 months
Pay Range: $32.213 - $48.317. Pay rate may be commensurate with education and experience, if approved.
Examples of Work
The position will assist with agency legislation including drafting and reviewing legislative proposals through the following:
- review and edit testimony and senator correspondence related to pending legislation;
- provide legal interpretations and guidance to agency personnel on pending legislation;
- brief administration on the impact of legislation to the agency;
- assist with the promulgation of regulations including drafting and editing agency regulations;
- drafting statutorily compliant notices of public hearing;
- and ensuring that all statutory requirements for the promulgation of regulations are met.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Three years of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing and trying cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies.
Legal Requirements: In accordance with Section 7-101, Nebraska Revised, Reissued Statutes of l943, incumbents in this class must be admitted to the Nebraska Bar.
Special Note: Candidates who have obtained a Juris Doctor degree but are not licensed to practice law in Nebraska may be considered for provisional employment for up to six months. Any such provisional employment must occur within or coincide with a probationary period in accordance with Title 273, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 6. Licensure to practice law in the state of Nebraska must be obtained within the probationary period for continued employment. Such candidates may not perform those job duties that require a license to practice law until such proper licensure is obtained.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to: interpret and apply statutes, case law, decisions of court/administrative hearings, and administrative rules and policies on a variety of legal issues; effectively communicate and interact with legal associates, other government employees, and the public; conduct legal research; formulate legal opinions and recommendations based on legal research; identify critical elements of legal questions or issues; and use a computer for word processing and research.Diversity Statement
DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or genetics. Supplemental information
For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Children and Family Services, please visit our website, http://dhhs.ne.gov.
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