Job Posting - Deputy General Counsel

LOCATION

Reports to the General Counsel - located in Jefferson City, MO

ANNUAL SALARY

Based upon credentials (Range $60,000 - $75,000)

CLOSING DATE March 20, 2019 

Interested candidates should:

Email a cover letter and resume to Rachel.Potts@ded.mo.gov. on March 20, 2019. Please include the position title and location when submitting your information.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Counsel the Department on matters including tax credits, economic development initiatives and programs, policy matters, legislation, compliance, procurement, open records, audits, and employment law
  • Perform complex legal research and provide legal memoranda and advice on a wide variety of issues to executive staff, program administrators, personnel, and boards and commissions
  • Prepare and/or review forms and documents related to administering programs, including applications, guidelines, contracts, loans, and loan guarantee and grant agreements
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing legislation and administrative rules and determining their fiscal and operational impact to the Department
  • Appear on behalf of the Department in administrative or other tribunals as requested
  • Assist programs with developing and implementing process improvements
  • Perform other related work as requested

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to provide legal advice, opinions, and recommendations, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to interpret federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Missouri constitution and statutes
  • Knowledge of business and real estate incentives and financing, including such terms and concepts as economic impact analysis, cost-benefit ratio, rate of return, return on investment, time value of money, and gap financing
  • Ability to assist in directing litigation against and by the Department
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to conduct highly complex legal research on a wide variety of matters
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization, and, as requested, with the Governor’s Office, General Assembly, the business and development community, and sister agencies
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with private practice public finance attorneys

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possesses a juris doctor from an accredited university and be admitted to The Missouri Bar
  • Minimum of three years’ experience practicing law
  • Direct experience with, or a knowledge of, tax credit programs preferred
  • Education or experience in finance and/or economics preferred
  • First chair litigation experience in judicial or administrative proceedings preferred