Assistant General Counsel

Compensation

: $157,450.00 - $157,450.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Government



Job Description - Counsel II (1900070V)The mission of the Sex Offender Registry Board is to promote public safety through educating and informing the public in order to help prevent further victimization. This is accomplished by registering and classifying, by risk of re-offense and degree of danger, convicted sex offenders and disseminating the identifying information of those offenders, who live, work and attend institutions of higher learning in the communities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the maintenance of both a database and a public website.Duties:The functions of the General Counsel's Office at the Sex Offender Registry Board are to represent the Board at all administrative agency hearings, in state superior courts and appellate courts, and serve as in-house counsel. An Assistant General Counsel will be expected to perform a wide range of legal functions which require extensive writing and oral advocacy experience, including:1. Representing the Board in all aspects of the classification hearing process through disposition, as described under the sex offender registry laws;2. Prepare and present evidence for administrative law hearings before a hearing officer or the Sex Offender Registry Board regarding classification of sex offenders;3. Responsible for tracking through final disposition all cases assigned;4. Representing the Board in all aspects of state superior court and appellate court proceedings;5. Providing the administration with written legal advisory opinions;6. Review and provide written analysis of current legislation;7. Conduct extensive research and prepare proposed legislative and regulatory language;8. Respond to inquiries from attorneys and members of the public regarding the sex offender registry law;9. Develop materials and present training on a broad range of topics;10. Assist the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with any special projects or legal needs as directed.Qualifications:Entrance Requirements:Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Driver's License at a Class level specific to assignment.Preferred Qualifications:1. Have a current license to practice law in Massachusetts and be in good standing with the Board of Bar Overseers;2. Have a minimum of 2 years of superior court experience;3. Possess superior research, analytical and writing skills or a minimum of 2 years of appellate court experience;4. Working knowledge of criminal justice system;5. Demonstrate an ability to handle a fast-paced litigation environment;6. Ability to draft and review proposed legislation and regulations and to analyze and report the effect of proposed legislation;7. Experience in developing and providing educational programs and training;8. Experience negotiating, drafting, or reviewing contracts, memoranda of understanding, and other documents related to agency functions;9. Experience operating a PC and all Microsoft Office 2013 applications.The office is located at:85 Rangeway Road, Building 3, Suite 240North Billerica, MA 01862The mission of the Sex Offender Registry Board is to promote public safety through educating and informing the public in order to help prevent further victimization. This is accomplished by registering and classifying, by risk of re-offense and degree of danger, convicted sex offenders and disseminating the identifying information of those offenders, who live, work and attend institutions of higher learning in the communities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the maintenance of both a database and a public website.Duties:The functions of the General Counsel's Office at the Sex Offender Registry Board are to represent the Board at all administrative agency hearings, in state superior courts and appellate courts, and serve as in-house counsel. An Assistant General Counsel will be expected to perform a wide range of legal functions which require extensive writing and oral advocacy experience, including:1. Representing the Board in all aspects of the classification hearing process through disposition, as described under the sex offender registry laws;2. Prepare and present evidence for administrative law hearings before a hearing officer or the Sex Offender Registry Board regarding classification of sex offenders;3. Responsible for tracking through final disposition all cases assigned;4. Representing the Board in all aspects of state superior court and appellate court proceedings;5. Providing the administration with written legal advisory opinions;6. Review and provide written analysis of current legislation;7. Conduct extensive research and prepare proposed legislative and regulatory language;8. Respond to inquiries from attorneys and members of the public regarding the sex offender registry law;9. Develop materials and present training on a broad range of topics;10. Assist the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with any special projects or legal needs as directed.Qualifications:Entrance Requirements:Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law.Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Driver's License at a Class level specific to assignment.Preferred Qualifications:1. Have a current license to practice law in Massachusetts and be in good standing with the Board of Bar Overseers;2. Have a minimum of 2 years of superior court experience;3. Possess superior research, analytical and writing skills or a minimum of 2 years of appellate court experience;4. Working knowledge of criminal justice system;5. Demonstrate an ability to handle a fast-paced litigation environment;6. Ability to draft and review proposed legislation and regulations and to analyze and report the effect of proposed legislation;7. Experience in developing and providing educational programs and training;8. Experience negotiating, drafting, or reviewing contracts, memoranda of understanding, and other documents related to agency functions;9. Experience operating a PC and all Microsoft Office 2013 applications.The office is located at:85 Rangeway Road, Building 3, Suite 240North Billerica, MA 01862

Applicants must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law. Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid Motor Vehicle Driver's License at a Class level specific to assignment., 1. Have a current license to practice law in Massachusetts and be in good standing with the Board of Bar Overseers; 2. Have a minimum of 2 years of superior court experience; 3. Possess superior research, analytical and writing skills or a minimum of 2 years of appellate court experience; 4. Working knowledge of criminal justice system; 5. Demonstrate an ability to handle a fast-paced litigation environment; 6. Ability to draft and review proposed legislation and regulations and to analyze and report the effect of proposed legislation; 7. Experience in developing and providing educational programs and training; 8. Experience negotiating, drafting, or reviewing contracts, memoranda of understanding, and other documents related to agency functions; 9. Experience operating a PC and all Microsoft Office 2013 applications.


Associated topics: administrative and operational support, assist, assistant, executive assistant, gs 0303, gs 0399, human resources, operational, operational support, secretary * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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