State of Nebraska

Associate General Counsel

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  • Full Time
  • $34.50 - $51.75
  • Lincoln, NE
May 14, 2024 Attorney

Job Description

The work we do matters!

Hiring Agency:

Administrative Services - Agency 65


Lincoln Job Posting

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Classification Salary Range:

$34.50 - $51.75

Job Posting:

JR2024-00006405 Associate General Counsel (Open)

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Job Description:

The Nebraska Department of Administrative Services has an excellent opportunity for a collaborative attorney with passion for public service and an energetic commitment to maximizing government efficiency and effectiveness. In this position, you will be working closely with the General Counsel on a broad range of legal matters, including: procurement initiatives, employment law, immigration, real estate, policy development, contract development, and public information.

Look at what we have to offer!

• 13 paid holidays
• Vacation and sick leave that begin accruing immediately
• Military leave
• 156% (that's not a typo!) state-matched retirement
• Tuition reimbursement
• Employee assistance program
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and Development based on your career aspirations
• Fun, inviting teammates
• A safe and secure environment

At the State, we stand by our core values of treating others with dignity and respect, acting ethically in all situations, and creating an environment where our customer is our top priority. Apply to join our team today!


Job duties

Counseling clients on a daily basis. Drafting, reviewing, and revising contracts, assisting with EEOC claims and employee grievances. Researching and interpreting statutes, case law, and the administrative code, preparing external and internal legal correspondence, and other documents. Working collaboratively with the agency and other entities to address legal issues or concerns. Other duties as assigned within the scope of classification.

Requirements / Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing and trying cases, advising clients, and/or interpreting laws or administrative policies. 

Legal Requirements: In accordance with Section 7-101, Nebraska Revised, Reissued Statutes of l943, incumbents in this class must be admitted to the Nebraska Bar.


Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience as in-house counsel. Intermediate to advanced understanding of business processes as it relates to state government services.  


Other:  Regular and reliable attendance is required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Graduation from an ABA accredited law school. Current license to practice law in Nebraska or the ability to obtain a license to practice law in Nebraska within three months of hire. Excellent legal writing skills and verbal communication skills, strong critical thinking skills, ability to persuade and collaborate with others, interpret and apply statutes and case law, conduct legal research and summarize findings. 



We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

  • $34.50 - $51.75

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