A Government Administration is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant General Counsel. Our ideal candidate will advise agency staff on legal matters and represent A Government Administration in court and at administrative hearings.

A Government Administration attracts people passionate about public service, who love to work in a fast-paced environment, and who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
  • Advises agency staff on privacy, security and confidentiality issues.
  • Assists in public procurements, including advising the selection board on procurement law, and reviewing and drafting requests for proposals, agency contracts and interagency agreements.
  • Interpret laws, rules, regulations, and quasi-judicial decisions and opinions related to A Government Administration operations.
  • Confers with other agency staff in drafting proposed regulations and legislation for submission to the Legislature and analyzes proposed legislation to determine its impact on agency activities.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts legal opinions.
  • Responds to requests made to A Government Administration pursuant to the Public Records Law and the Fair Information Practices Act.
  • Represents and provides legal support to A Government Administration and its personnel in civil litigation, court, administrative hearings, and depositions as assigned.
  • Liaise with the Office of the Attorney General on major class action litigation as assigned.
  • Appear, in person, at Central Office in Boston one day per week.

Required Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of law including constitutional law and administrative law.
  • Knowledge of the procedures followed in courtroom proceedings.
  • Knowledge of the methods of technical and general report writing.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
  • Ability to read and interpret legal documents such as decisions, briefs, opinions and contracts.
  • Ability to understand, apply and explain the provisions of the laws, rules, regulations, procedures, guidelines, and policies governing agency operations and assigned unit activities.
  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of legal data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Ability to use computer word processing programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent research, writing, and oral skills, and ability to handle complex legal issues are essential.
  • Ability to work well with other attorneys, program administrators and other staff.
  • Knowledge of federal and state welfare programs and administrative law.
  • Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Drivers License at a Class level specific to assignment.