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Safety and Professional Services, Department of

Attorney 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00638

County(ies):
Dane
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
ATTORNEY 19-00638
    Attorney

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary:
Starting annual salary is between $58,240 - $89,315 depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule/range is 09-75. Pay for current employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin Compensation Plan. A twelve month probationary period is required.
Special Qualifications:
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and must possess a license to practice law in the State of Wisconsin prior to appointment. The earliest potential start date is April 15, 2019.
Contact:
Allison Forer, HR Specialist-Sr, 608-266-9725, Allison2.Forer@dot.wi.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Legal 09
Area of Competition:
Open
Deadline to Apply:
3/24/2019
Applications are due at 11:59pm of the deadline date.
Assessment Information:
30100 -  168  ATTORNEY 
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Use your legal skills to shape the lives of the citizens of Wisconsin by joining our team as an Attorney within the Division of Legal Services and Compliance at the Department of Safety and Professional Services!

The mission of the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), along with related professional boards, is to promote economic growth and stability while protecting the citizens of Wisconsin by ensuring safe and competent practice by licensed professionals. The Division of Legal Services and Compliance (DLSC) processes, investigates, and prosecutes complaints against licensed professionals, as well as monitors compliance with disciplinary orders. DLSC cases involve health, business, and trade professionals. DLSC also provides legal counsel to the professional boards attached to DSPS.

DSPS is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits such as a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health. This position is located at the Hill Farms State Office Building on the near west side of Madison, WI (Dane County). This location offers convenient access to restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of the Hilldale Shopping Center.

Position Summary:   

This position is responsible for managing a high-volume caseload and providing legal services to the department and regulatory authorities. This work includes assisting with investigations of complaints against licensees of the department and regulatory authorities, assisting professionals in achieving compliance, negotiating stipulated resolutions of complaints, and commencing formal disciplinary action against licensees of the department and regulatory authorities when stipulations are not possible.

Special Notes:   

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and must possess a license to practice law in the State of Wisconsin prior to appointment. The earliest potential start date is April 15, 2019.


Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.


DSPS does not sponsor work visas.  Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Qualifications:   

A minimally qualified applicant will have graduated from an accredited law school and currently holds a license to practice law in the state of Wisconsin prior to appointment. Additionally, a minimally qualified applicant will have litigation training or experience (criminal, civil, administrative, or comparable) and experience conducting legal research and making determinations based on legal research.

In addition to the above, a well qualified applicant will have experience providing legal advice and interpretations to clients as well as experience drafting documents related to litigation (such as findings of fact, conclusion of law, proposed decisions,  pleadings, motions, briefs, investigative reports, and discovery request and responses).

How To Apply:   

Apply online! To apply, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account with Wisc.Jobs. Once you are logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume and a letter of qualifications. Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application at DSPS and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter for your DSPS application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline. Veterans with at least a 30% service-connected disability rating should contact the HR Specialist listed in this posting regarding eligibility for consideration under the non-competitive appointment process.

Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Allison Forer at Allison2.Forer@dot.wi.gov or 608-266-9725.

 

 
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