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State of Montana Attorney, Legislative in Helena, Montana

Drafts bills, resolutions, and amendments. Performs legal research and provides legal advice for legislators and committees. Codifies enacted legislation, writes court case summaries, and prepares annotations. Reviews proposed ballot measures for conformity with bill drafting requirements. Provides legal support for interim committees. This is a non partisan position. /This position is eligible for telework on a hybrid basis, the employee must reside in Montana and be able to come into the office on a routine basis. Attorneys must be physically present on a full-time basis during a legislative session unless there are special circumstances. / Why this is a great place to work: * In addition to competitive salaries, Legislative Services offers: · Health, Life, Dental, and Vision insurance with generous employer contributions – more than $12,500 annually · Your choice of Pension or 401(a) Retirement Plan with about 9% employer contributions. · Up to 37 paid days off per year · 15 Vacation days · 12 Sick days · 10 State Holidays · An eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. · Career ladders and pay raises without applying for a new position. · Periodic market-based salary evaluations & adjustments. Payment of Montana Bar dues · Membership in national organizations and a commitment to provide learning opportunities. Non-financial benefits include: · Ability to earn compensatory time and use it. · Except during legislative sessions, flexible work schedules: · Set your own hours with supervisor approval · Work from home with supervisor approval · Work non-contiguous hours to accommodate families, activities, and commitments outside of work · Self-regulated leave policy for time-off of 40 hours or less. · Work with Montanans for Montanans. Legislative Attorneys are trusted experts in policy fields that affect everyone. · Thorough knowledge of Montana laws and legal procedure. · Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures, and methods of legal, historical, and political research. · Thorough knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and writing style. · Substantial knowledge of Montana Legislature and state government. · Substantial knowledge of legal terminology. · Basic knowledge of Montana history, geography, economics, and demographics. · Ability to analyze statutes, codes, court decisions, and research materials. · Ability to prepare and present legal opinions and draft legal and legislative documents. · Ability to write and speak clearly, concisely, and in a well-organized manner. · Ability to quickly and accurately analyze complicated information. · Ability to be highly productive and meet deadlines under stressful conditions. · Ability to act professionally, objectively, and impartially in dealing with legislators and public. · Ability to communicate and perform effectively and diplomatically with personal contacts. · Ability to work independently and handle a variety of projects at the same time. · Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle politically sensitive work. · Ability to use computers and adapt to changing technology. *Minimum Qualifications: Law degree License to practice law in Montana _Writing sample required:__ Please attach or email to leghr@legmt.gov a brief and concise legal opinion or legal brief (10 pages or less) that you have drafted for a 3__rd__ party._ *Title: *Attorney, Legislative Location: Helena Requisition ID: 24141709

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