Attorney-Legal Counsel-Springfield

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Attorney-Legal Counsel-Springfield

State of Missouri Springfield, Missouri, United States

Job Description:

Attorney-Legal Counsel-Springfield

Description

The Division of Legal Services (DLS) is looking for Attorneys to join our team with opportunities statewide. Base offices are located in Jefferson City, Saint Louis, Raytown, and Springfield, with satellite and remote offices available.

*Opportunities statewide, community-based practice with focus on DSS representation within a defined area to promote swift and safe resolution of juvenile court challenges experienced by children, and to facilitate working relationships with juvenile court partners, local law enforcement, service providers, and family support teams.

Recruitment Area: 11 th , 24 th , 25 th , 26 th , 27 th , 28 th , 31 st , 32 nd , 33 rd , 34 th , 35 th and 37 th circuits.*

*Opportunities statewide, community-based practice with focus on DSS representation within a defined area to promote swift and safe resolution of juvenile court challenges experienced by children, and to facilitate working relationships with juvenile court partners, local law enforcement, service providers, and family support teams.

Why you’ll love this position: Are you passionate about public service? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of Missouri children and families by providing comprehensive legal counsel and support to the Department of Social Services (DSS), with special focus on permanency including reunification with a parent, guardianship, termination of parental rights/adoption, and another planned permanent living arrangement? At DLS, you’ll enjoy collaborating as part of a diverse team of attorneys located in offices all around the state. If you want to make a difference, apply today and join DLS in our mission to empower Missourians to live safe, healthy, and productive lives.

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications: A Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution and member of The Missouri Bar. Experience in litigation and a background in juvenile, family, and administrative law is preferred but not required. Excellent research and writing skills are required.

Pursuant to State Law, this position requires accreditation, licensure, and/or professional or occupational license which is only available to holders of specific post-secondary degrees.

Annual Starting Salary Range: $72,650-$87,393 (commensurate with experience)

More reasons to love this position: The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. You can view the comprehensive benefit package here . Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here .

Recruitment Area: All qualified applicants.

If you have questions about this position please contact: Lisa Soldan at Lisa.Soldan@dss.mo.gov . If you experience accessibility issues while applying, please contact Courtney Hall at Courtney.A.Hall@dss.mo.gov or call 573-751-4244.

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Salary:

$74,974.80-$90,189.58 per Year
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