Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ATTORNEY 1 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana



$3,023.00 - $6,361.00 Monthly

$17.44 - $36.70 Hourly

$3,023.00 - $6,361.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type



Division of Administrative Law

Job Number



12/11/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information


Applicants must have a license to practice law in Louisiana. This is a full-time job located at the DAL Baton Rouge office only.


Experience with Medicaid and/or health care law. This is a demanding job with a heavy workload involving Medicaid benefits appeals. The selected applicant will work as a judicial law clerk to the chief judge over DAL's Health and Hospitals administrative appeals section. Daily and extensive use of our computerized case management system is required. Excellent writing and computer skills are desired. An outside law practice is restricted, and very limited. Your work domicile and location will be in Baton Rouge, at least 40 hours per week, and no telecommuting.

The selected applicant will be required to accept a two year probational appointment.

You must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, a drug test, and reviews of any LA Board of Ethics and LSBA disciplinary counsel matters, and your driver's license record.

Applicants are asked to scan and attach ALL of the following:

1) A statement of the date(s) of admission to the LSBA or other state bars;

2) A resume;

3) Sample of your own legal writing; and

4) A letter detailing your experience.

IMPORTANT: See job description, additional information at DAL's website, www.adminlaw.state.la.us under "Employment".

If you experience difficulties attaching these documents in the system, they may be faxed to (225) 219-9983 as a last resort.

*Due to the great number of applications generally received for position vacancies, we regret that only those applicants interviewed will be notified of our hiring decision.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Deputy General Counsel

Ms. Adaora Chukudebelu





Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To assist an attorney of higher rank in the preparation of court cases and/or advisory opinions and may litigate and/or prepare advisory opinions in cases of a routine nature.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from a higher ranking attorney, administrative law judge, or other agency administrator/executive.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used in all agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Attorney 2 by the level of supervision received and the level of expertise required in the preparation of legal opinions/courts cases assigned or hearings conducted.

Examples of Work


Litigates routine cases in trial and appellate courts and before administrative tribunals under the supervision of a higher ranking attorney.

Assists an attorney of higher rank in preparing major or complex cases for trial by drafting pleadings, interviewing witnesses, writing legal memoranda and briefs.

Enters claims for collecting monies due the state.

Assists in preparing proposed legislation.

Drafts tentative rules and regulations and reviews rules, regulations, and bulletins prepared by administrative officers for conformity to the law.

Investigates reports of violations of statutes and administrative rules and regulations.

Prepares advisory opinions for review by a higher ranking attorney.

Prepares or reviews legal documents, including contracts, licenses, deeds, and abstracts.

Researches laws applicable to the above activities.

To conduct hearings and to render decisions.


Convenes hearings that are of a routine nature; issues subpoenas; administers oaths; hears testimony; considers evidence; examines witnesses; maintains order; rules on motions, objections, admissibility of evidence and procedure; prepares and issues decisions and orders based upon all evidence gathered, research of pertinent statutes, pertinent jurisprudence, and independent assessment of acts based on credibility of witnesses and evidence.

Conducts pre-trial conferences with the attorneys to resolve preliminary issues and narrow the scope of the hearing to the facts actually in dispute.

Determines if there are jurisdictional or procedural issues to be disposed of and if so, decides the most appropriate manner (i.e. a limited hearing, an order to brief the issue, an order to amend the pleadings, a status conference, etc.) to address these issues.

Secures, compiles, and maintains all records of adjudications. Ensures that accurate records are maintained in the proceedings that evidence is properly marked and included in the case record, and that audio recordings are accurately marked and properly indexed and stores.

Conducts a continuous study of the current statues, regulations and case law related to areas of law for which hearings are assigned.