DR Specialist (Legal)
The Division of Administration/ Disaster Recovery Unit (DRU) has a vacancy. This position is unclassified.
Provide specialized guidance on recovery program areas, as it relates to policy and implementation. Assists the division in interpretation and understanding of specialized program directives, best practices, applicable regulations, and legislation. Coordinates with key partners and agencies for special disaster recovery needs and in the area of specific technical expertise. Provides highly responsible and complex technical support in specialized recovery effort to division Director or designee and OCD management.
Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.
A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.
There is no Civil Service written test requirement.
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Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 342-7006. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
For further information about this posting, please contact:
Erica R. Gay
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
A Juris Doctorate
Possession of a license to practice law in the state of Louisiana
Experience working on Disaster Recovery or CDBG-related programs
Experience with state procurement and public works projects
Experience with construction programs/projects/contracts (residential/commercial)
Experience coordinating with multiple agencies
Experience with compliance or monitoring programs/projects/contracts
Microsoft office proficient, particularly in Word and Excel
Examples of Work
(Duties are illustrative and not comprehensive. Responsibilities may vary with individual assignment.)
Provide workflow support on special project tasks that are assigned on a short, medium or long-term basis in the disaster recovery programs and mitigation and resiliency programs funded with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
Detailed to work with various program or team leaders to provide legal support where needed. Program assignments may be changed based on agency needs.
Ensure assigned projects and tasks comply with applicable local, State and federal regulations, Action Plan Amendments, Federal Register Notices, public laws, as well as the terms of all agreements with OCD.
Provide workflow support for project and program stakeholder and other sections of the agency, relative to:
- preparation of action plans
- development of policies and procedures
- procurement processes
- coordination of use of CDBG funds with other public and private funding sources
- interagency transfer agreements
- memoranda of understanding
- sub-recipient agreements
- technical assistance in CDBG requirements and program policies and procedures
- handling of public record requests
- analysis and advice on legislative instruments and/or on property law and title issues
Work on individual grant or loan files in various programs under the direction of legal counsel with respect to grant or loan noncompliance or default, construction disputes, or other issues, which may arise within the implementation of programs, including, as assigned:
- Tracking file activities and preparing communication/status reports;
- Participating in conferences with grant recipients and borrowers;
- Participating in file workout strategies and development of workout agreements;
- Drafting communications with grantees, borrowers and third parties involved in deadlines, hearings, judicial sales, workout scenarios and other legal communications;
- Tracking and reporting on matters in litigation, including all deadlines, hearings, and judicial sales;
- Drafting pleadings, memoranda and discovery instruments;
- Conducting research;
- Maintaining dispute/litigation files and providing other litigation support;
- Attending and summarizing depositions;
The position will report to the designated attorney from the Office of General Counsel.
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