Attorney Specialist-22111072


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,500 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 11 major divisions and five support offices headquartered in Little Rock to provide services to Arkansan’s. DHS is seeking to fill an Attorney Specialist position in Little Rock, AR.

The Attorney Specialist is responsible for conducting legal research and writing legal documents for use in litigation and for providing legal assistance to the agency. This position:

Reviews and analyzes data and documentation related to agency's legal matters to determine the agency's position on the issue.
Researches case law, state law, and any applicable federal laws related to current legal issues in order to prepare for potential mediation, litigation, conciliation agreement or settlement.
Writes legal briefs, motions, and other pleadings to support arguments to facilitate the mediation/litigation process.
Analyzes and interprets state and federal laws to determine impact on agency programs.
Advises agency management on potential legal issues affecting the agency and offers a legal opinion on actions the agency may take in resolving legal issues.
Represents the agency in legal proceedings which may occur in various settings and jurisdictions.
Drafts proposed legislation, amendments to current legislation, amendments to agency regulations, and represents the agency at legislative hearings.
May supervise a small administrative support staff by assigning and reviewing work and evaluating the performance of the employees.
May interview and recommend for hire applicants for agency vacancies.
Performs other duties as assigned.

The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school; plus three years of experience as a practicing attorney in the public or private sector. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must be licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance with ACA 16-22-201. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

Excellent legal research and writing skills
Knowledge of Medicaid including Medicaid Eligibility and Medicaid Programs Litigation Experience

Position number: 22111072

Closing date: May 22, 2018; 11:59 p.m.


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