PS-Attorney, Senior

Mississippi State Personnel BoardHinds County, MississippiFull TimeOn Site


This is legal and/or administrative work at the executive level involving responsibility for handling legal matters relating to the regulation of public utilities, federal or state regulations, and contracts; implementing state procedures; and supervising legal personnel. A majority of the functions performed by an incumbent involve determination and advocacy of public policy governing federal and state programs. The work can include analyzing and interpreting state, federal, and agency regulations; preparing documents and instruments for administrative and executive decisions and actions; representing the agency in court; performing legal research; and preparing legal briefs. Supervision is received from an administrative superior within the agency.

Examples of Work: The following are examples of work performed for positions in this job class, and are not intended to reflect the essential functions of any one position. The essential functions of each individual position are determined and maintained by each individual agency.

Recommends to the appointing authority organization consistent with federal and state laws and regulations governing the state.

Represents the agency regarding explanation of policy to the general public and justification of program policy development and innovation to state and federal approving agencies.

Represents the agency in general legal matters and assists in the defense of the agency.

Conducts legal research and prepares opinions and briefs.

Consults with the Attorney General for opinions on legal issues regarding the interpretation and administration of state law.

Confers with federal agencies concerning federal regulations, procedures, or issues affecting the state and/or the agency.

Represents the agency in all judicial proceedings before all federal agencies and courts.

Supervises and evaluates legal, auditing, investigative, and secretarial staff.

Examines and/or prepares legal document, agreements, contracts, leases, or any other instruments affecting the agency.

Counsels the appointing authority on matters of policy and procedure.

Related or similar duties are performed as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Membership in the Mississippi State Bar Association.

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