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Staff Attorney The candidate provides research, legal opinions, advice, counsel, and assistance to the Board, Executive Director, Deputy Director, and staff. Provides advice and counsel to the Board, Executive Director, and Deputy Director on questions of law pertaining to pardons, paroles, commutations, clemencies as well as personnel and other agency matters. Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the Board and the agency. Serves as primary point of contact in the development of potential legislation and the review of legislation which impacts the agency. Assists in the process of Administrative Rulemaking to further agency procedures pertaining to pardons, paroles, commutations, and/or clemencies. Drafts legal opinions and request opinions from the Office of Attorney General about the Open Meeting and Records Act. Responds to Open Record requests. Responds to subpoena requests. Logs, reviews, and maintains files for all parole revocations received from the Department of Corrections (DOC). Collaborates with the DOC to schedule parole revocation hearings on a monthly basis. Serves as the Executive Hearing Officer for all parole revocation hearings. Conducts all hearings pursuant to the legal requirements of Morrissey v. Brewer. Drafts summaries of the proceedings and makes recommendations for the Governor's consideration. Prepares the draft Revocation Certificates for all revocations for the Governor's consideration. Reviews all Petitions for Expungement for accuracy. Redacts all appropriate information from the Board's records per Orders of Expungement. Directs staff to redact all appropriate information for public view and seal all information from public review. Documents and maintains all information accessible to the Board. Drafts and files answers and briefs in response to civil litigation in which the Pardon and Parole Board is a party. Works closely with Litigation Division at the Office of the Attorney General on all civil matters. Serves as a liaison between the Board and the Office of the Attorney General. Assists with responses to discovery. Prepares employees to serve as witnesses. Monitors the progress of all litigation. Should have a J.D. degree with 5+ years of experience of practice in the criminal justice field. Should be licensed to practice law in the State of Oklahoma. Knowledge of state government is preferred. Proficiency in MS Publisher and Access is desired. Experience in coordinating and/or providing training for criminal justice professionals is an asset. Knowledge in administrative rule making is a plus. Knowledge of Open Records Act and Open Meeting Act is ideal. Should have ability to travel on occasion.
Recruitment #: 180226-UNCE-49. Submit resume and cover letter with contact information.
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