State of Arkansas
Department of Human Services
Announces Job Search for Candidates for


Position No. 22099501

Little Rock, Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,000 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Attorney in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of state and federal laws. Knowledge of legal research and writing protocols. Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply case law, state and federal statutes, legal precedents and relevant legislative intent to agency legal matters. Ability to provide legal guidance and technical assistance to agency's management and staff. Ability to perform mediation / litigation.

Minimum Qualifications:
The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school.

Special Work Condition/Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of State Administrative Procedure Act
Experience in policy drafting and analysis.

Certificates, 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. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

This position provides a competitive starting salary from $56,039.00 - $81,257.00 depending on qualifications, and excellent benefits including group health and life insurance, state retirement plan, and a tax deferred compensation plan, holidays and annual leave time off.


Closing Date: 07/19/2019

“The Arkansas Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.”

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