Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

Job category: Other

Job Type: Full Time

Jefferson City, Missouri

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Job Description:

Why you’ll love this position:

You will enjoy the genuine spirit of cooperation and shared goals of applying the law to resolve disputes between state agencies and Missouri citizens and companies.

This position will provide the applicant with practical experience in drafting decisions and orders.

What you’ll do:

The Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, a quasi-judicial administrative agency, has an immediate opening in its Jefferson City office for a Missouri licensed attorney. Recent bar examinants may apply. Staff attorney responsibilities include preparing draft decisions/orders, providing legal advice to Commissioners and staff, and responding to public inquiries. Position requires excellent writing and oral communication skills. Experience in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, tax law, pre-trial motions, Medicaid provider law, state employee personnel law, and/or professional licensing a plus. Excellent state benefits. Please attach a resume (including personal and professional references) and two writing samples.

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Missouri Licensed Attorney

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess 1-3 years of experience in administrative law, regulatory law, or general civil litigation.
  • Demonstrate self-motivation, critical thinking, and ability to work with a team
  • Trustworthiness with confidential information
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Westlaw, Adobe Acrobat, and capable of learning new computer systems

More reasons to love this job

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.

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The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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