Job Posting for MA Department of Public Health: Counsel II

Title: Counsel II

Organization: MA Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Office of the General Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is seeking a Deputy General Counsel to provide legal advice and guidance on regulatory and programmatic oversight of infectious disease investigation and surveillance, laboratory operations, and wholesale/retail food distribution. This attorney will also draft and review legislation and regulations; coordinate with legal support for licensure enforcement activities; provide direction on public record requests, federal and state subpoenas, and court orders; and work with counsel and staff of other government agencies as needed in connection with regulatory issues and related litigation.Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of law.
  • Knowledge of the methods and ability to conduct legal research and technical report writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret legal documents and apply the law, rules and regulations governing agency operations.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, to clearly and concisely express thoughts and develop ideas in a logical manner.
  • Ability to use a computer to conduct research, manage databases, and produce written documents.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in safeguarding information through compliance with rules of disclosure.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • 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.

To Apply:

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