Thursday, October 24, 2013

Attorney-General Cocunsel; Department of Agriculture and Forestry

Agency: DAF-Agriculture and Forestry
Opening Date: Tue. 10/22/13
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 10/27/13 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $28.01 - $58.94 hourly
$4,855.00 - $10,216.00 monthly
Job Type: Classified
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions

Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana plus seven years of experience as a practicing attorney.

Supplemental Information:
This position (position #50316987) is located in the Office of Management & Finance, Executive Office, Legal Division, working out of the Baton Rouge Office. No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work experience sections of the application.

Please attach to your application fax or mail a copy of your license to practice law in the State of Louisiana. This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization. Applicants who are not permanent employees of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry may be required to serve a period of probational employment. 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. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply for this vacancy online, you may mail or fax (225-237-5945) your Civil Service application to the following address: LDAF, Human Resources, P.O. Box 4172, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4172, Attn: Julie White. NOTE: When submitting a paper application, it is imperative that you use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service’s website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you. You may download a Civil Service application here. All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will be returned. If submitting a paper application you must answer, print and submit the supplemental questions with your paper application or it will be considered incomplete and rejected. Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the ‘Application Status’ link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.Application Status Message What it Means
Application received Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring manager for review Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Julie M. White, Human Resource Specialist
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry
P.O. Box 4172, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4172
225-237-5945 FAX

Job Concepts:
Function of Work:
To serve as the chief legal counsel to a department having a small attorney work force and having a limited scope in that the legal issues primarily impact the same department.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Administrative direction from an agency administrator/executive.

Supervision Exercised:
May supervise lower level attorneys or other professional legal staff.

Location of Work:
Predominantly used in the twenty major state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Attorney Supervisor by serving as administrator of Department legal program and attorney workforce.

Differs from Attorney--General Counsel 2 by the size and scope of legal programs.

Examples of Work:
Serves as the chief legal counsel of a legal division.

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

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

Plans, organizes, directs and controls all work activities of the division.

Selects and assigns staff, identifies staff development needs and assures that training is obtained.

Prepares and/or directs the preparation of briefs and other activities incidental to litigation and court work.

Drafts and directs the drafting of new legislation; may testify on the same before legislative committees and other tribunals.

Develops or directs the development of budget recommendations for the division.

Renders final opinion upon the legality and propriety of all rules and regulations of the department, and other matters pertaining thereto.