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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Frankfort, KY

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 13, 2021

Posted on

Jun 02, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

Frankfort, KY, United States
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Legal Services and Compliance - Staff Attorney
Duties: Provides support to the Deputy Executive Director, Legal Services and Compliance and Deputy General Counsel as needed. Drafts, reviews and amends contracts, grant agreements, MOA’s, and other legal documents. Advises staff concerning legal requirements and how to best achieve compliance in an efficient and pragmatic manner. Conducts legal research and writes legal opinions on various topics. Represents KHC in legal actions as assigned by general counsel. Attends meetings assigned by the general counsel.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent. Admission to the Kentucky Bar (or willing to seek admission to KY Bar if currently licensed in another jurisdiction). 4+ years’ professional legal experience. Experience working with federal housing programs and/or as in-house counsel preferred. 3+ years, up to and including five years of related experience. Requires working knowledge of specialized practices, equipment, and procedures. Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people, including external contacts as well as cross-departmental teams; ability to present the agency at conferences and engage in public speaking, ability to work in a team and as an individual to gain consensus; ability to multitask; ability to deal effectively with conflict; ability to work well under high pressure situations; ability to plan and present ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities of staff. The position requires strong analytical skills, including problem-solving, and attention to detail to ensure a high level of accuracy. Must have the ability to work under minimal supervision. Key components of this position are the ability to remain flexible, the ability to comprehend and explain complicated and intricate legal concepts to a variety of audiences, and the ability to respond quickly and easily to a situation where one must rapidly acquire information in a very short time frame. Knowledge of MS Office Suite products required. Use of personal vehicle or state motor pool to travel throughout the state in the course of business. Knowledge of: Federal housing programs, laws and regulations. Grant programs/compliance monitoring. Word processing/spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Word/Excel. Basic rules of grammar and business writing. Basic mathematic principles. Skill in: Collecting, analyzing and evaluating data. Dealing with a diverse group of external and internal contacts at all levels. Analyzing problems and reaching solutions. Ability to: Plan and organize work activities. Prepare reports. Present ideas effectively. Handle sensitive/confidential information. Develop work plans and implement projects independently. Work in unsupervised environment.

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