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State of Montana Attorney (66505) in Helena, Montana

MISSION STATEMENT: Empowering all Montanans through work and opportunity. DLI CORE VALUES: * Customer Service * Leadership * Accountability Why should you come to work for the Department of Labor & Industry? It’s about the people and the impact we make in our communities every day. We are proud of our open, team-based, supportive and collaborative work environments. Learn more about DLI here. Watch this short video to see why people love working for DLI: DLI Employee Testimonials 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. 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!) * A partial telework schedule may be available This position may be covered by a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) *How would this position make an impact in your community? 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 Agency Counsel representing DLI and professional licensing boards. 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. * Representing DLI in employment disputes, including wage and hour, prevailing wage, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and human rights. * Drafting legislation and administrative rules. What is it about you that makes you the right person for this opportunity? If you are the right person for this opportunity, you will have the following knowledge, skills or abilities 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. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. How would you let us know that you’re the right person? You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter, resume, and writing sample at the time of application. Tip: When attaching your resume, cover letter or other required documents you must mark the attachments as “relevant.” Submit an electronic application, attach the cover letter, resume, and writing sample; failure to attach these documents will result in your application being considered incomplete and will not be considered further. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process. In your cover letter please address the following question: * How has your professional career has prepared you to meet the requirements for this position? Include a recent legal writing sample of less than 20 pages solely written by you that displays your professional work. In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties, 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. 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. Title: Attorney (66505) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23140845