This position is located in the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Executive Division, Legal Section.
This position may be filled by a temporary job appointment. However, there is a possibility that this position may later be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.
The person in this position is responsible for performing highly responsible and administrative work in directing all legal activities associated with the state's integrated coastal protection Master and Annual Plans. The incumbent also provides legal support to the Governor's Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities and the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation (GAC).
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Attorney 1, 2, or 3 depending on experience. The maximum salary for the Attorney 3 is $109,325 annually.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Minimum Qualification Review See History Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review
Referred to hiring manager for review
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.
Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
If you have any questions, you may contact:
Holly Anderson, Human Resources Supervisor
P.O. Box 44027
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana.
Function of Work:
To assist an attorney of higher rank in the preparation of court cases and/or advisory opinions and may litigate and/or prepare advisory opinions in cases of a routine nature.
Level of Work:
General from a higher ranking attorney, administrative law judge, or other agency administrator/executive.
Location of Work:
May be used in all agencies.
Differs from Attorney 2 by the level of supervision received and the level of expertise required in the preparation of legal opinions/courts cases assigned or hearings conducted.
Examples of Work
Litigates routine cases in trial and appellate courts and before administrative tribunals under the supervision of a higher ranking attorney.
Assists an attorney of higher rank in preparing major or complex cases for trial by drafting pleadings, interviewing witnesses, writing legal memoranda and briefs.
Enters claims for collecting monies due the state.
Assists in preparing proposed legislation.
Drafts tentative rules and regulations and reviews rules, regulations, and bulletins prepared by administrative officers for conformity to the law.
Investigates reports of violations of statutes and administrative rules and regulations.
Prepares advisory opinions for review by a higher ranking attorney.
Prepares or reviews legal documents, including contracts, licenses, deeds, and abstracts.
Researches laws applicable to the above activities.
To conduct hearings and to render decisions.
ATTORNEY--ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES/REFEREES:
Convenes hearings that are of a routine nature; issues subpoenas; administers oaths; hears testimony; considers evidence; examines witnesses; maintains order; rules on motions, objections, admissibility of evidence and procedure; prepares and issues decisions and orders based upon all evidence gathered, research of pertinent statutes, pertinent jurisprudence, and independent assessment of acts based on credibility of witnesses and evidence.
Conducts pre-trial conferences with the attorneys to resolve preliminary issues and narrow the scope of the hearing to the facts actually in dispute.
Determines if there are jurisdictional or procedural issues to be disposed of and if so, decides the most appropriate manner (i.e. a limited hearing, an order to brief the issue, an order to amend the pleadings, a status conference, etc.) to address these issues.
Secures, compiles, and maintains all records of adjudications. Ensures that accurate records are maintained in the proceedings that evidence is properly marked and included in the case record, and that audio recordings are accurately marked and properly indexed and stores.
Conducts a continuous study of the current statues, regulations and case law related to areas of law for which hearings are assigned.
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