Title: Counsel II
Organization: The Massachusetts 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 prosecute cases of professional misconduct before the boards of registration in the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure. This attorney will be responsible for assisting board members and investigators in determining which complaints reveal professional misconduct; drafting and negotiating voluntary surrender agreements and consent agreements with licensees; reviewing and evaluating evidence; drafting orders to show cause initiating formal adjudicatory proceedings; drafting pleadings, requests, motions, and memoranda of law; responding to discovery requests; litigating cases at hearings conducted by administrative magistrates; advising the boards on litigation strategy; and, performing other duties as required.
The preferred candidate will have at least five (5) years of legal experience, including experience in administrative litigation and health law. The preferred candidate should have thorough knowledge of the Massachusetts Administrative Procedures (G.L. c.30A) and the Standard Adjudicatory Rules of Practice and Procedure (801 CMR 1.01 et seq.).
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. Applicants must also have:
- 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 lead or work with cross-functional project teams.
- 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.
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