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Deputy Chief Legal Counsel - Ohio Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Ohio is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Chief Legal Counsel in the Office of Chief Legal Counsel. This position serves as counsel on policy and legal issues affecting the Supreme Court and the Ohio judicial system, and on rules promulgated by the Supreme Court.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Under the direction of the Chief Legal Counsel, provides legal and policy advice to the Chief Justice, Justices, Administrative Director, Deputy Administrative Director, managers, supervisors, and employees of the Supreme Court.
  • Researches, analyzes, appraises, and interprets laws, court decisions, rulings, advisory opinions, regulations, statutes, and pending legislation in order to determine an appropriate outcome.
  • Researches unique legal issues impacting the Supreme Court and the Ohio judicial system.
  • Serves as back-up to the Chief Legal Counsel in his or her absence.
  • Reviews, prepares, evaluates, and coordinates public records requests.
  • Assists with the development, review, and implementation of Supreme Court administrative policies.
  • Assists with the implementation of Supreme Court procurement policy requirements; prepares, evaluates, recommends, and coordinates a variety of intergovernmental agreements, grant agreements, and contracts in accordance with policy; and advises staff on status, legal risks, and proper terms and conditions of such agreements and contracts.
  • Provides legal counsel on Supreme Court personnel policy requirements and compliance with the federal laws, such as the Civil Rights Acts, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA.
  • Conducts special projects assigned by the Chief Justice, Administrative Director, the Deputy Administrative Director, or Chief Legal Counsel.
  • Serves as counsel and the lead staff liaison to the Commission on the Rules of Superintendence for Ohio Courts, including providing legal research and rule drafting expertise to the work of the commission and its committees regarding the Rules of Superitnendence for the Courts of Ohio.
  • Serves as back-up counsel and staff liaison to the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure by providing legal research and rule drafting expertise to the work of the commission and its committees regarding the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure, Ohio Rules of Appellate Procedure, Ohio Rules of Juvenile Procedure, Ohio Rules of Evidence and the Ohio Traffic Rules.
  • Provides legal counsel and rule drafting services to the various boards, commissions and advisory committees of the Supreme Court.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance is required.
  • Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and an active Ohio law license in good standing.
  • Must have at least ten years of relevant experience as an attorney.
  • At all times during employment with the Supreme Court, must be an attorney properly admitted to the practice of law in Ohio and be in good standing.
  • Knowledge of the procedural operations of all levels of courts is preferred.
  • Experience in a court administration or government environment primarily performing detailed policy analysis is preferred.
  • Experience in reviewing contracts is preferred.
  • Experience in drafting policies, rules, and legislation is preferred.
  • Experience with public records policies and procedures and access to justice issues is preferred.
  • Previous litigation experience helpful.
  • Experience in employment law, particularly the Civil Rights Acts, ADA, FLSA, and FMLA, is preferred.
  • Requires substantial skills in legal research and analysis.
  • Requires strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills and the ability to construct complete and concise sentences using proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English fluently, and to use technical and legal language.
  • Requires the ability to effectively interact and communicate with supervisor, co-workers, justices, judges, other public officials and employees, attorneys, judicial branch personnel, and the public.
  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain collaborative, effective working relationships with supervisors, colleagues, subordinate staff, department directors, managers, employees, public officials, state agencies, and agency liaisons.
  • Requires the ability to handle sensitive, face-to-face contact with the public and government officials in a composed, hospitable, and approachable manner.
  • Requires the ability to work under pressure, discreetly handling all aspects of the job with professionalism, patience, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Requires the ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Requires advanced knowledge and experience in the Microsoft Windows environment and Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Excel, and solid knowledge of Westlaw or LEXIS/NEXIS.

Special Requirements: This position is regularly exposed to sensitive information and the incumbent is expected to keep any such information strictly confidential.

Compensation Range $90,292.80 - $110,090

This job posting will close:  Jun 21, 2020, 11:59:00 PM

Agency Contact Information: Recruiting@sc.ohio.gov

 
Congressional Research Service - Legislative Attorney

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to American tax law in particular and American public law generally.  This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context.

The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars.  The incumbent is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding American  tax law in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk will be beneficial.

The position’s primary focus is the area of American tax law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of administrative law, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation, among other subject matter areas.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569267500.

CLOSES 6/25/2020

Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Congressional Research Service - Supervising Attorney

The Supervisory Attorney for the American Law Division (ALD) of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) leads a section of ALD legislative attorneys who advise Members of Congress, congressional committees, and their staffs on legal questions of national and international significance.

The Supervisory Attorney’s responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that attorneys produce objective, authoritative, and nonpartisan analysis that enables Congress to assess legal issues that inform the legislative agenda, congressional oversight of executive agencies, and the scope of Congress’s power;
  • Utilizing a knowledge of constitutional and administrative law, critically reviewing written analyses produced by legislative attorneys to ensure accuracy, authoritativeness, objectivity, and overall quality;
  • Identifying and coordinating legal research and analysis conducted by the section on matters of legislative importance and, as directed by the AD/DAD of ALD, engaging in such functions for division-wide projects;
  • Proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
  • Managing congressional requests for legal analysis from attorneys in the section;
  • Collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by identifying significant issues facing Congress, developing legal analytical approaches to address them, and applying appropriate resources;
  • Managing and supervising legislative attorneys, communicating performance standards/expectations to staff, assessing performance and giving feedback; and
  • Performing special assignments as directed by the AD/DAD.

Candidates with management experience in high-pressure legal environments (e.g., in law firms or litigating on behalf of the federal government), who have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of leading a highly motivated, talented team of attorneys committed to providing Congress nonpartisan, authoritative, objective legal analysis are encouraged to apply. Prior experience as a judicial clerk on a federal or state court may be beneficial. Prior experience in environmental or financial regulatory law is helpful, but not necessary.

CRS works exclusively for Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency in the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource for over a century.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569841700.

Open: 6/3/2020 – 7/6/2020

Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Citizen Complaint Authority Director

General Statement of Duties

This employee plans, manages, and reviews the activities and operations of the Citizen Complaint Authority (CCA) for the City of Cincinnati. Employee supervises and consults on all investigations of citizen complaints alleging excessive force, the improper pointing of firearms at persons, unreasonable searches and seizures, and discrimination filed against employees of the Cincinnati Police Department; investigates shots fired or death in custody cases involving employees of the Cincinnati Police Department; presents findings and recommends corrective actions; insures CCA compliance with the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Cincinnati and the United States Justice Department and the U.S. District Court Collaborative Agreement. Performs related duties as assigned.
 

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

EXAMPLES OF REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)
 
Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics of Law Enforcement agencies processes and programs and policies and procedures.
Modern and complex principles and practices of human relations, including methods and techniques used in investigation, training, counseling, and conflict resolution.
Advanced practices and principles of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Management skills to analyze programs, policies, and operational needs.
Proper English grammar, usage, and spelling.
Report writing and editing.
Advanced resource and time management skills.
Principles and practices of program development and administration.
 
Skill to:
Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software.
Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.
Required Education and Experience

Each applicant must have paid investigative experience in the investigation of allegations of police misconduct, with at least two years of administrative and supervisory experience.  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice or a related field is required.  A Master's Degree in criminal justice or a related field or a Juris Doctorate is also preferred.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Must have a valid Driver's License.
Must be an excellent communicator and team builder.
 
For a full description of the position please view here

 

Staff Attorney - Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati is accepting applications for a full-time
attorney position in our Cincinnati office focused on tax and family law.  

Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Ohio or be licensed in another state and
eligible for temporary admission, or will become eligible to practice in Ohio. Additional
requirements include:
• Demonstrated interest in public interest law
• Experience advocating for the interests of low-income clients
• Strong academic record
• Excellent organization, writing, and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to handle a demanding workload
• Creativity and problem solving skills
• Reliable transportation to serve clients in a seven-county service area

More information:  https://www.lascinti.org/wp-content/uploads/Staff-Attorney-Spring-2020.pdf

U.S. Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration has an urgent need for Attorneys/Paralegals to review and close SBA Disaster Loans.  Real Estate experience is a plus. Individuals waiting on bar results may apply. Attorneys must present a current bar card but may be licensed in any state. 

Paralegal Specialist
GS-0950-09/11; Full time (Temp)
Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA); Processing Disbursement Center (PDC); Fort Worth, TX;
Open to United States Citizens

Attorney Advisor (Gen)
(Supersedes previous announcement, EXC-20-057-PDC-10755112, to amend duty location)
GS-0301-09/11; Full time (Temp)
Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA); Processing and Disbursement Center (PDC); Duty Station Negotiable.
Open to United States Citizens

Legal Assistant
GS-0986-06/07; Full time (Temp)
Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA); Processing Disbursement Center (PDC); Fort Worth, TX;
Open to United States Citizens