The Office of Mental Health Advocacy Services has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of AS-620.
This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee. There is no Civil Service written test requirement.
This position is responsible for providing legal representation for abused and neglected children and persons with mental disabilities. Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with juveniles and persons with disabilities.
The position is full-time. Establishing or continuing an outside practice is prohibited while employed with this agency.
Candidates must possess a valid driver's license. Travel will be required.
A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.
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/).
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application.
The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
For further information about this posting, please contact:
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
email: email@example.com Qualifications
Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana, plus three years of experience as a practicing attorney. Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To serve as a senior attorney in a legal unit and/or to serve as a specialist in a certain law.
Level of Work:
Broad review from a higher ranking attorney, administrative law judge, or other agency administrator/executive.
Programmatic guidance over legal issues involved in assigned area of work.
Location of Work:
May be used by all agencies.
Differs from Attorney 2 by supervision received, the presence of specialization in a specific area of law or hearings conducted.
Differs from Attorney 4 by the level of independence exercised, the complexity of the specialized programmatic areas, supervision exercised, and supervision received in accordance with Civil Service Allocation Criteria Memo.
Differs from Attorney Supervisor by subordinate relationship.
Examples of Work
Represents a department in important litigation before trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals.
Provides guidance and assistance to attorneys of lower rank.
Prepares and reviews the preparation and negotiation of contracts, requests for proposal, and other legal documents.
To independently conduct evidentiary public hearings on issues concerning major program areas.
Represents the agency in procedural and substantive legal and regulatory proceedings involving multiple scientific, technical, regulator, and legal issues combined.
Drafts and reviews the drafting of new legislation.
Advises department officials on legal problems.
ATTORNEY/ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES/REFEREES:
Conducts public, adversarial, evidentiary hearings throughout the state involving a constitutionally protected property right and frequently involving various, complex legal issues in which cases, there is no opportunity for another evidentiary hearing; examines or cross examines witnesses as necessary to fully develop the facts; rules on the admissibility of evidence; rules on procedural matters; administers the oath to witnesses and maintains decorum.
Independently weighs the testimonial and documentary evidence presented, assesses the credibility of witnesses, and determines the facts.
Researches and interprets the applicable law and jurisprudence; applies the law to the facts found and independently reaches a decision; prepares and issues a formal written opinion containing findings of fact, conclusions of law, the rationale for the decision and the judgment, which judgment is binding on the parties unless judicial review is sought.
Develops an accurate record of the proceedings by insuring: that the proceedings are recorded; that the exhibits offered, proffered or introduced into evidence are adequately marked for identification and are physically placed in the record; that the sound recordings are accurately labeled; and that an index of testimony is prepared indicating at what point on what tape each witness testified and the nature of the examination. Decides whether, as a matter of law, the case should be disposed of without a hearing on the merits and orders limitations on the scope of the hearing; decides whether requested subpoenas are relevant and orders/declines the issuance of subpoenas; decides whether there is good cause shown and grants/denies requests for continuance.
Determines nature and scope of hearing by reading the file and researching the applicable law; estimates length of hearing; schedules cases for hearing.
Conducts a continuous study of applicable law and judicial decisions.
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