Closing Date: 21st July, 2024


Job Description:
Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements (listed below) will be placed on the eligible list.

A Government Entity is seeking an attorney to join its internal legal team. This position serves as A Government Entity legal counsel to A Government Entity and works collaboratively across all divisions within A Government Entity , with the Attorney General's Office, and with outside counsel. This position will have a special focus on assisting HHS program staff with drafting legislation and administrative regulations.
Under the direction and oversight of the Compliance Division General Counsel Supervisor, this position provides internal legal counsel to HHS teams and programs on matters within the broad purview of Iowa HHS, including but not limited to: administrative functions, human resources, state operated facilities matters, Medicaid, child protective services, early intervention and supports, public assistance eligibility, child support services, preventive health services, behavioral health, mental health, public health, and aging and disability services. Projects might include, among other duties:
  • drafting proposed agency decisions as needed pursuant to the agency's uniform rules of procedure;
  • conducting legal research and assisting HHS teams and programs with legal analysis and articulation of legal risks and mitigation practices that are associated with the work of HHS and which should be considered in establishing, implementing, and monitoring the effectiveness of uniform processes and procedures for HHS;
  • Advising on questions of law, administrative regulations, opinions of the courts, Attorney General opinions, and federal guidance;
  • issue spotting, outlining relevant facts, and identifying and analyzing applicable state and federal law and regulation, as well as other Iowa agency policy.

This position also works with the HHS government relations team and HHS division policy teams on the development and review of HHS agency prefile legislation. Legal counsel will review proposed legislation that may impact HHS Compliance operations and provide recommendations to the Chief of Compliance and Legislative Liaisons. Legal counsel will also review agency administrative rules prior to adoption and raise issues that need to be addressed with the Chief of Compliance.
Legal counsel may represent the agency at administrative hearings or in front of other administrative bodies (e.g. Iowa Public Information Board) when determined necessary by the Chief of Compliance or HHS Director.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited law school and the equivalent of five years of full-time successful and responsible experience in the practice of law;

the equivalent of three years of full-time experience in the practice of law in the employing agency shall be considered as qualifying experience.

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Additional Qualification Requirements
Positions in this class require admission to the Iowa State Bar.