Overview

Section 47- Legal
47/50594573/DGC1/08.03.2020-CH

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No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

There are 2 positions available for this vacancy.

Position #50594572 job duties are as follows:
Incumbent serves the State and the Department of Transportation and Development in a highly responsible legal, consultative, administrative, and supervisory capacity as a Deputy General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel. Incumbent serves as chief legal counsel to the DOTD Engineering Division on matters relating to the following programs and sections: (1) Judicial Reviews/Appellate Practice; and (2) Engineering and Construction Contracts.

Incumbent also services as advisory counsel for the following programs/sections within the Department: (1) Office of Real Estate (2) Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act; (3) Third Party Liability, including Estate Recovery; (4) Public Works and Water Resources Division and its various sections; (5) Public Records requests; and
(6) Subpoenas.

Position #50594573 job duties are as follows:
Incumbent serves the State and the Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD) in a highly responsible legal , consultative, administrative and supervisory capacity as a Deputy General Counsel 1 assigned to the Office of General Counsel at state headquarters in Baton Rouge, with direct supervision over one (I) Attorney Supervisor (section chief of the Contracts and Procurement Section), one ( 1) Paralegal and one (I) Attorney 4. Has indirect supervision of all DOTD attorneys assigned to the Contracts and Procurement Section. Incumbent has responsibility for agency legal matters involving the listed programs, limited only by the supervision of the Secretary, Executive Counsel, and General Counsel of the Department.

Incumbent is the chief legal liaison for all contractual matters involving the Department. Incumbent serves as Deputy General Counsel for DOTD on matters relating to (I) Contracts; (2) Requests for Proposals and Solicitations for Proposals; (3) Procurements; (4) Cooperative Endeavor Agreements (CEAs); (5) Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs); (6) Protests; (7) other contractual legal matters/issues; (8) transactions and issues involving property owned by, or under the control and management of, DOTO (9) Delegations of Appointment Authority.

Incumbent will also serve as litigation attorney for contractual or property issues involving the Department.

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*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Melissa Willard
Administrative Program Specialist A
melissa.willardla.gov
225-242-4667

“The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.”MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana, plus five years of experience as a practicing attorney.Function of Work:
To serve as a principal assistant to an Attorney–General Counsel 2.

Level of Work:
Manager.

Supervision Received:
Broad direction from an Attorney–General Counsel 2.

Supervision Exercised:
Line over lower ranking attorneys and clerical employees.

Location of Work:
May be used in any of the twenty major agencies depending upon size and scope of legal program.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Attorney Supervisor by serving as the primary assistant to an Attorney–General Counsel 2.

Differs from Attorney–General Counsel 2 by subordinate relationship.Assists the chief legal counsel of a large legal division in administrative and/or legal matters.

Represents the department in more complex and important litigation before trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals.

Drafts and reviews the drafting of new legislation. May testify on the same before legislative committees and other tribunals.

Prepares and reviews the preparation and negotiation of departmental contracts, requests for proposal and other legal documents.

Plans, organizes, directs and controls work activities of the division as assigned by the General Counsel.

Develops or assists in the development of budget recommendations for the division.

Coordinates the selection and assignment of subordinate staff, identifies staff development needs and assures that training is obtained.

Prepares and may review the preparation of briefs and other activities incidental to litigation and court work.

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