THE STARTING SALARY FOR A NEW HIRE TO THIS POSITION IS LIMITED TO THE RECRUITMENT RANGE OF $ 75,650 to $ 79,480. This position is client funded. Salary offers are based upon the candidate’s education and experience related to the position, as well as departmental budget and equity considerations.

The North Carolina Department of Justice, led by the Attorney General of North Carolina, represents the State of North Carolina in court and provides legal advice and representation to most state government departments, agencies, officers, and commissions. The Department also represents the State in criminal appeals from state trial courts, and brings legal actions on behalf of the state and its citizens when the public interest is at stake.

This position is located in the Health Service Section of the N.C. Department of Justice. The primary purpose of this position is to provide a full range of legal services to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation (“DHSR”). It is not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Primary duties for this position include:
(1) defending DHSR before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) and State trial and appellate courts in licensure and penalty enforcement actions against adult care homes; mental health facilities; hospitals; nursing homes; home care agencies; ambulatory surgical facilities; emergency medical services providers; hospice facilities; and facilities and agencies engaged in the sale, use, maintenance and disposal of radioactive materials and machines;
(2) defending actions related to patient abuse and neglect findings taken by the Health Care Personnel Registry (“HCPR”) Section pursuant to 42 U.S.C.  1396r(e) and N.C. General Statutes  131 E-255 and -256 before OAH and State courts;
(3) providing general counsel and advice to DHSR on a wide variety of legal matters; and
(4) representing the State in criminal appeals.

This position will also perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Section Head, Division Head, Attorney General, or his/her designee.
This position occasionally requires travel, including overnight travel, as part of its assigned duties.

The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, peers, and co- workers;
The ability to effectively conduct litigation in the Office of Administrative Hearings and State trial and appellate courts;
The ability to effectively perfect, brief and argue administrative, civil and criminal appeals in the appellate courts;
A thorough knowledge of the statutory law and common law of the State of North Carolina;
A thorough knowledge of the North Carolina Administrative Procedure Act, the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure and the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure;
The ability to analyze, interpret and apply facts, rules, statutes, and appellate decisions;
The ability to express arguments clearly and logically in oral and written form;
The ability to determine issues in various cases;
The ability to analyze legal problems and render formal opinions; and
The ability to creatively develop case strategy and tactics.

Licensed to practice law by the North Carolina State Bar and one year of professional legal experience. NOTE: GS 114-2 and 114-6 make it the duty of the Attorney General of NC to represent the State of North Carolina in all litigation unless another statute specifically states otherwise.Computer literacy is an important component of all DOJ jobs, we encourage you to apply electronically. All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the NEOGOV Online Job Application System (http: www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/ style=”color: inherit;font-style: normal;text-indent: 0.0px;”>) for the State of North Carolina.

To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information not included on the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Embedded or attached resumes are not accepted as a substitution for a completed application.

Credit for foreign degrees will only be given if verification of degree certification is attached. Transcripts for foreign degrees have to be evaluated by an organization like World Education Services to determine US equivalency.

Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form.
Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders.

The NC Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The NC Department of Justice uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select from among the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act. Once the position has been filled, all on-line applicants will be notified via the e-mail provided at the time of application.

NC Department of Justice

Human Resources Office
Lisa Sasser, Recruitment Specialist
114 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

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