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State of Arkansas
Department of Human Services
Announces Job Search for Candidates for
Attorney Specialist
Position No. 22111394
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 Specialist in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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 is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

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. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of the administrative support staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
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. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

Special Work Condition/Preferred Qualifications:  
Knowledge of or experience with the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, including agency adjudications, declaratory judgments, and promulgation of agency rules
Experience drafting policy and legislation
Strong interest in or experience with state regulatory matters

This position provides a competitive starting salary from $62,531.00 - $90,670.00 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: 08/15/2019
“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.”