Attorney III – Compliance Team (Regulations and Compliance)
State of Nebraska
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: JR2023-00001119
This Attorney III – Compliance team position will be supporting compliance and regulation efforts for the agency, including drafting and reviewing legislative proposals, attending and facilitating senator meetings, and providing legal guidance to agency staff.
How 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
Hiring rate of position: Negotiable; commensurate with education and/or experience, if approved.
Job duties Primary job duties: • Draft and review agency regulations and required supporting documentation. • Drafting statutorily compliant notices of public hearing. • Conducting and overseeing regulations public hearings. • Ensure that all statutory requirements for the promulgation of regulations are met. • Provide legal interpretation and guidance to agency personnel on legislation and regulatory impact. • Conduct legal research on complex areas of law involving regulations, legislation, compliance, and ethics. • Conduct risk assessments. • Conduct internal compliance reviews and monitoring activities. • Develop and oversee training for agency personnel related to compliance and regulations. Review contracts and data use agreements for compliance issues. This position may also assist with other areas within the unit. Secondary job duties: • Conduct legal research on complex areas of law involving HIPAA and privacy. • Review contracts, business associate agreements, and data use agreements for privacy issues. • Conduct and assist with internal compliance reviews and monitoring activities related to privacy. • Provide legal interpretation and guidance to agency personnel on legislation. • Conduct investigations relating to employee misconduct or civil rights complaints. • Advise, draft, or issue ethics opinions related to a variety of topics.
Qualifications / Requirements
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.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Ability to: interpret and apply statutes, case law, decisions of court/administrative hearings, administrative rules, and policies on a variety of complex legal issues; review and apply state and federal laws regarding agency compliance; effectively communicate and interact with internal personnel, external stakeholders, and the public; evaluate programs and documents for compliance and develop strategic plans; draft and develop internal agency policies; draft, review, and edit agency regulations; ensure all statutory requirements for the promulgation of regulations are met; provide legal interpretations and guidance to agency personnel on pending legislation; conduct legal research and formulate opinions and recommendations based on legal research; identify critical elements of legal questions and issues; and create and conduct internal training for agency personnel related to compliance, privacy, and regulation promulgation.
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.