Attorney/Assistant General Counsel I or II

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 25, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Attorney/Assistant General Counsel I or II


Supervisory Organization
340 Office of General Counsel

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

The annual salary for this position is up to $88,000.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Attorney/ Assistant General Counsel providing support to the Office of General Counsel within the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This is a state employee position PIN 34001852 governed by the Civil Service Rules , in state government located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2023 . The annual salary for this position is up to $88,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Summary:

The Attorney/ Assistant General Counsel will be within the Office of the General Counsel handling a wide variety of legal issues for the Department's administrative service areas and program areas. Will assume all functions of planning, organizing and monitoring legal activities, interpreting laws and regulations; providing legal advice, counsel and assistance. In addition, will be expected to work under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment in legal issues large in scope, complexity and activity.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:

  • Prepares briefs, pleadings, motions, petitions and other legal documents.
  • Analyzes complex factual and legal issues and prepares legal opinions, memorandums of fact and law and other legal documents.
  • Exercises responsibility for the development, preparation, and presentation of cases before administrative, state, federal, and appellate courts.
  • Evaluates complex legal issues and provides advice, counsel, and assistance regarding legal matters.
  • Assists in completion of reports on changes in legislation, evaluates proposed legislation and makes recommendations for agency action in response thereto.
  • Reviews and/or drafts proposed agency rules.
  • Performs legal research and reports findings and conclusions.
  • Advises on law, regulations, and opinions of the courts and those of the Attorney General; prepares or directs the preparation of interpretations outlining facts and the applicable legal, administrative or executive decisions.
  • Advises on questions of law or administrative policy involved in the operation of the agency and its contacts with industry, private or professional associations, state federal, or local government, and the general public.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Level I: Minimum 2 years legal experience as a licensed attorney.
  • Level II: Minimum 5 years legal experience as a licensed attorney.
  • Graduation from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Experience in administrative law, criminal law, litigation, and/or other areas of law involved in the operations of a government agency preferred.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of legal principles and their application; of legal research methods; of the scope of Oklahoma statutory laws and provisions of the Oklahoma Constitution; of the principles of administrative law; of trial and hearing procedures and the rules of evidence.

Skill in directing and/or performing independent and difficult research; in analyzing, appraising and applying legal principles, facts and precedents to difficult legal or factual problems; in communicating effectively both orally and in writing; in presenting statements of fact, law, and argument clearly and logically in written or oral form; in presenting, explaining, or arguing cases to administrative commissions, boards, or courts; in dictating correspondence involving the explanation of difficult legal matters.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Office Environment

Computer based

Travel may be required


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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