Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

General Counsel

Pierre, SD
Job ID: 17507
Agency: Department of Health - Division of Healthcare Access & Quality and Health Protection
Location: Pierre, Sioux Falls, or Rapid City
Salary: $95,484.24 to $106,091.28 annually, depending on experience
Pay Grade: A3
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The South Dakota Department of Health's programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.

We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.

Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.

This General Counsel position provides legal support to all Divisions and programs within the Department of Health, which includes the Division of Administration, Family & Community Health, and Healthcare Access & Quality and Health Protection. It also provides support to the department's 13 licensing boards. The position will also provides support or supervision to other legal staff in the department. The incumbent will also serve as a Special Assistant Attorney General (SAAG). Duties include providing legal opinions and advice to department staff; drafting legislation and administrative rules; assisting with the Request for Proposals process; ensuring the department is in compliance with federal and state statutes and administrative rules; participating in administrative and court hearings associated with regulatory actions involving health care facilities, food service establishments, lodging establishments, and campgrounds; providing assistance in drafting contracts and joint powers agreements; and other duties as assigned by members of Executive Management.

Must have the ability to travel as needed.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

Licenses and Certifications:
Graduation for an accredited school of law and a member of the South Dakota State Bar or eligible to sit for the exam is required.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
At least eight years practicing law including experience supervising or providing work direction to attorneys. Experience in health care, public health and administrative law is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work as a team member, and manage a large and complex caseload is essential.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FRH
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

General Counsel