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Litigation - General Attorney in Olympia, WA

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Company name

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Olympia, WA

Date Last Verified

Mar 09,2018

Posted on

Mar 08,2018

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DSHS Policy and Litigation Manager The candidate will be a legal resource on issues related to tort claims, litigation, and interstate issues. Respond to questions from the field made to policy, as the lead point person regarding litigation, and court claims. Will also be responsible for communication with the Attorney General's office. Conduct legal research for legal and policy issues from management, staff, external stakeholders, tribes, and other states. Also the primary resource to the Manager of the Policy, Legal and Publications Unit, the Chief of Policy, and all Division of Child Support staff statewide regarding comprehensive legal or policy issues, with primary statewide responsibility relating to risk and intergovernmental issues. Manage the process of developing policies. Analyze complex statues, regulations, and polices at the federal, state and agency level for impact on the division. Provide assistance with legislative related activities, including bill analyses, drafting proposed legislation, and legislative concept development.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have 5 years legal experience, which may include developing policy, administrative rules, legislation, bill analyses, and implementation plans for new policy and procedures. Should have knowledge of federal and state child support laws, and regulations, court rules, and policy. Must have knowledge of Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards, and stakeholder expectations relating to DCS. Experience with DCS administrative hearings, and working knowledge of the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act, chapter 34.05 RCW is required. Ability to research, evaluate, assess, and make informal recommendations to program managers and the Division Director is needed. Proficiency in communicating effectively with professionals, managers, and representatives of the public and private sector, and other stakeholders is needed. Should have ability to coordinate the work of others not under manager's supervision. Must have understanding of how legal requirements, department mandates, and stakeholder expectations interface with the Division's mission, and how these political and social pressures influence the Division's internal structure, and external public service mechanisms. Should have understanding of structures within DSHS and how DSHS programs interact and overlap. Must have ability to work independently, make sound decisions and statewide impact on agency staff and the public in general to accomplish agency mission and goals. Should have ability to tactically evaluate the impact of changes in procedures, rules or policies on the strategic agency plan and current service delivery programs.
Closing date: 03/18/18 11:59 PM.

Company info

Joshua Shawhan
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services
1115 S. Washington St.,
MS 45848
Olympia, WA 98504