The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has an exciting opportunity for an Attorney to join our team and provide legal support to DHHS’s general operational needs.
Here's what we can offer: • State-matched retirement contribution of 156%! • 13 paid holidays • Generous leave accruals that begin immediately • A culture that embraces work-life balance • Tuition reimbursement program • 79% employer-paid health insurance plans • Dental and vision insurance plans • Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy • Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service • Training and development based on your career aspirations • Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship • Employee Assistance Program • Fun, inviting teammates
Primary responsibilities include providing advice and counsel to management and programs as part of Legal Services’ Operations Team to include representing DHHS in employment matters, developing responses to tort/contract/miscellaneous claims made against DHHS, collecting debt on behalf of DHHS, procurement and contracting, discovery, and public records responses and retention.
REQUIREMENTS: Three years of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing and trying cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies.
PREFERRED: Significant legal experience with employment and labor relations; litigation experience; experience in crisis management; and social services agency oversight.
Excellent legal research and communication skills. Ability to interpret and communicate the legal effect of transactional documents; analyze the application of relevant law to specific facts; recognize the impact of developing legislation and case law on the agency and its programs; and interpret complex federal and state constitutional, statutory and regulatory law.
Salary: Negotiable; commensurate with education and/or experience, if approved.
We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.
The Department of Health and Human Services provides a variety of career opportunities. No matter your educational background and/or experience, we may have a career opportunity for you.
We recognize that our employees bring tremendous value to the State of Nebraska and that their vital work helps people live better lives. We support our staff by offering fantastic benefits, training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a positive, team-oriented atmosphere.