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Military Affairs, Department of

Attorney Confidential 

Job Announcement Code(s): 20-00510

County(ies):
Dane
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
ATTORNEY CONFIDENTIAL 20-00510
    DMA Legal Counsel

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary:
Starting salary will be between $25.65 and $43.81 per hour ($53,352 and $91,125 annually) plus an excellent benefits package (71-01). A twelve month probationary will be required. For current permanent state employees, pay will be set in accordance with the State Compensation Plan.
Special Qualifications:
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.
Contact:
Stephen Janisch, Human Resources Specialist-Snr, 608-242-3166, stephen.janisch@wisconsin.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Non-Represented
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
2/23/2020
The online application process must be completed by 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
Assessment Information:
30110 -  013  ATTORNEY CONFIDENTIAL 
Preview Assessment  

This position is with the Department of Military Affairs (DMA), in the Office of Legal Counsel within the Office of the Adjutant General. We offer an opportunity to work with a team of dedicated professionals, flexible schedules, and wonderful work/life balance; all for an organization with a truly worthwhile mission.

We are located on the east side of Madison, just north of the MATC Truax Campus on Wright Street. We are in a beautiful facility with a weight room and exercise facility, and locker room; all with free parking just outside the door.

Position Summary:   Serve as general counsel for the agency to The Adjutant General, Deputy Adjutants General, WEM Administrator, Executive Assistant, OEC Director, state directors, staff members, the WI Homeland Security Council, the Interoperability Council, and its subcommittees. This position has the responsibility for advising on legal policy matters as assigned within the various state and federal responsibilities of the Department, i.e., advise Department staff on legal matters, represent the Department before the various administrative courts, commissions, administrative bodies, etc., including preparing pleadings, appearing at hearings, and all subsequent court appeals. Review and draft administrative rules and legislation; interpret and render legal opinions on state and federal statutes and law, regulations, administrative code, and other directives. As a key member of the management staff, participate in the formulation, development, and implementation of policies and programs (e.g., implementation of services contracts, employee discipline procedures, sexual harassment matters). This position involves complex legal interpretation including the consequence of error. Prepare special legal opinions and memorandums in state and federal court actions and proceedings. Draft and prepare gubernatorial executive orders declaring a disaster/ state of emergency.

Special Notes:   Incumbent must pass a criminal background check prior to appointment.
This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a Department of Homeland Security Secret security clearance in order to participate in classified briefings.

Qualifications:   Minimally qualified candidates must meet both of the following requirements:
• Must possess a law degree from an accredited law school.
• Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, Well-Qualified candidates will also have experience with:
• Emergency management law and advising on emergency powers during an emergency.
• Drafting and preparing executive orders.
• Drafting proposed legislative bills and administrative rules.

How To Apply:   To be considered for this position you must attach a resume as well as submit a qualifications letter. Your resume should not be longer than 3 pages, and your qualifications letter should not be longer than 2 pages. Pages in excess of these limits will not be reviewed.

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Application materials will be evaluated, and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have problems with or are unable to complete the online application process, contact the HR Contact listed at the top of the announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees eligible for reinstatement) must apply through the open recruitment application process.

 

 
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