Pay rate: Negotiable; commensurate with education and/or experience, if approved.
Internal Number: JR2023-00000544
Do you like appearing in court and thinking on your feet? Are you a natural problem solver? Does a Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., job allowing for an excellent work-life balance appeal to you? If so, APPLY TODAY!
We reward our employee’s hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
• 156% (that’s not a typo!) state-matched retirement • Stable Employment • 13 paid holidays (including Arbor Day!) • Vacation and sick leave equating to 24 days your first year, accruing immediately • Military leave, civil service leave, funeral leave, and more • Tuition reimbursement • Employee assistance program • 79% employer paid health, dental, vision insurance plans • Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF) 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 and inviting teammates
Job duties This position will provide legal support to the Division of Children and Family Services as a juvenile court attorney for the Eastern Service Area. The attorney in this position will appear as a special assistant attorney general representing the Department in juvenile court proceedings, with an emphasis on child welfare proceedings, which may include hearings related to commitment to a Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center. This attorney may provide litigation support to the agency and Attorney General's Office, as needed. This may include the handling of appeals filed with the Nebraska appellate courts on behalf of the agency. This courtroom attorney may conduct privilege reviews for compliance with public records requests and discovery requests, as needed.
REQUIREMENTS: 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. In accordance with Section 7-101, Nebraska Revised, Reissued Statutes of l943, incumbents in this class must be admitted to the Nebraska Bar. PREFERRED: Experience or familiarity with juvenile law.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to: effectively advocate the position of the agency in juvenile court proceedings; identify critical elements of legal questions or issues and notify administration; interpret and apply statutes, case law, decisions of court/administrative hearings, federal and state regulations, and administrative rules and policies on a variety of legal issues; effectively communicate and interact with legal associates, legal parties, other government employees, and the public; conduct legal research; and formulate legal opinions and recommendations based on legal research.
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.
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.
The Department of Health and Human Services provides a variety of career opportunities. No matter your educational background and/or experience, we may have a career opportunity for you.
We recognize that our employees bring tremendous value to the State of Nebraska and that their vital work helps people live better lives. We support our staff by offering fantastic benefits, training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a positive, team-oriented atmosphere.