Do you feel at ease in a courtroom setting? Do you have prior trial, appellate, and/or litigation experience? Are you looking for a consistent and steady work schedule and caseload? If so, apply today!
What we reward our employees: • 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 • 156% (that’s not a typo!) state-matched retirement • 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
Conduct administrative hearings using communication and courtroom skills under a currently active Nebraska State Bar license in public assistance appeals pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act. Administer oaths, question witnesses, and rule on motions and admissibility of evidence. Apply thorough knowledge of the rules of evidence to quickly rule on objections and motions. Use excellent research, writing and issue spotting skills to apply law and evaluate evidence, apply applicable statutes, regulations, and case law to reach proper conclusions in agency appeals. Prepare proposed and final written orders binding agency conduct. Consult with decision maker regarding the proposed order.
Hiring rate of position: Negotiable; commensurate with education and/or experience, if approved.
REQUIREMENTS: Three years of experience as an attorney practicing law and providing legal services such as preparing and trying cases, advising clients, and interpreting laws or administrative policies. Incumbents in this class must be admitted to the Nebraska Bar.
PREFERRED: Preference for courtroom and appellate experience.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
A successful candidate will possess skills as follows: excellent communication; ease in controlling a courtroom setting; excellent legal research, writing and issue spotting skills; thorough knowledge of the rules of evidence and ability to quickly rule on objections and motions; skill in applying law and evaluating evidence; litigation, trial and appellate experience preferred.
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.