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Vacancy available for General Counsel at Iowa Department of Public Safety

Posted on: 13 Mar 2019 40 views
: General Counsel
: Iowa Department of Public Safety
: https://www.governmentjobs.com
: Law Degree
: 5

Job Description

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section.  Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list. Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.

Candidate must be able to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking to fill an attorney position within the Commissioner's Office. Duties and responsibilities to include, but not limited to the following: • Legal Counsel to Commissioner's Office, Divisions and Bureaus In consultation with the Iowa Attorney General's Office perform the following duties:


(1) Provides legal advice and counsel to the Department (2) Identifies, researches and advises the Commissioner, Executive Officer and Directors on applicable legal issues and federal and state laws, case law development, regulations, policies and executive orders which may impact the Department. (3) Prepares correspondence relating to a variety of issues, including but not limited to the preparation of opinions, briefs or other legal documents. (4) Prepares letters and memos addressing legal issues. (5) Prepares and reviews contracts, 28E agreements or memorandum of understanding with public and private entities.

(6) Participates in the review, revision and implementation of policies and procedures used to guide and control the work of employees. Ensures all policies meet statutory and other legal requirements and that the policies further Departmental and state-wide goals. Develops and implements polices to address privacy, civil rights and civil liberties issues affecting law enforcement. (7) Monitors, analyzes, and makes recommendations concerning administrative rules changes, drafts proposed changes in rules and attends the Administrative Rules Review Committee and presents as necessary.

As necessary, gives testimony before administrative bodies as it relates to administrative rules. • Legal Counsel to Department (1) Serves as Department's liaison with the Attorney General's Office for all matters, excluding POR issues. (2) Monitors, analyzes and makes recommendations concerning legislation and drafts proposed changes in legislation.

As necessary, give testimony before legislative bodies. • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (1) Provides legal advice and counsel regarding FOIA requests. (2) Provides guidance to the public records officer being mindful of Iowa Open Records Law and what documents have been deemed confidential. (3) Works closely with the Attorney General's Office to ensure public records requests regarding investigative or intelligence information are fulfilled promptly and in accordance with legal constraints.

Employment Issues In consultation with the Iowa Attorney General's Office and/or the Department of Administrative Services perform the following duties: (1) Responds to Civil Rights Complaints (2) Advises on employment actions (3) Advises on unemployment benefits claims •



Training Develops and implements training programs focused on legal issues related to law enforcement. (1) Provides training to all departmental staff regarding but not limited to the following topics: (a) court organization and testifying, (b) mock court. (c) laws of arrest, (d) search and seizure, (e) criminal law, (f) due process and rules of evidence, (g) ethics and (h) biased based policing. (2) Provides training to other justice system organizations, government agencies or the public regarding legal issues related to law enforcement and regulatory authorities. (3) Provides training regarding administrative rules and regulatory provisions within the purview of the Department of Public Safety, including training programs for Departmental personnel and regulatory authorities. (4) Provides training for sworn and non-sworn personnel involving the use of or access to technology or devices that can have an impact on privacy interests, including cellular, satellite or digital communications and confidential records.

Candidate must be able to pass a thorough background investigation conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. 

Selectives

354 Law Degree
Possession of a law degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited law school and the equivalent of five years of full-time successful and responsible experience in the practice of law;

OR

the equivalent of three years of full-time experience in the practice of law in the employing agency shall be considered as qualifying experience.

Additional Qualification Requirements

Positions in this class require admission to the Iowa State Bar.

 

Salary : $82,555.20 - $117,478.40 Annually

Location: Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Agency: 595 Iowa Department of Public Safety

Job Number: 19-02123

Closing: 3/21/2019 11:59 PM Central



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