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Retirement Systems Attorney

Company: Government Jobs
Location: Wake
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description of WorkTHE STARTING SALARY FOR ANY NEW HIRE TO THIS POSITION IS LIMITED TO THE RECRUITMENT RANGE OF $75,650 - $128,071THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT POLICYMAKING.This position is currently designated as a covered position under the North Carolina State Government Ethics Act (Chapter 138A of NC General Statutes). The individual hired to this position will be subject to the provisions of the Ethics Act as a "covered person" including the need to: (1) Complete a Statement of Economic Interest for evaluation by the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, if annual compensation is $60,000 or more and (2) Complete a biennial ethics education and awareness program offered by the Board within six months of hire. For more information please visit In furtherance of the Department of State Treasurer's existing ethics and transparency programs, this position is subject to the ethics and conflict of interest requirement of the Department of State Treasurer Supplemental Ethics Policy (Tier 2 Ethics Policy).Do you have a legal background? Are you an experienced attorney familiar with Public Health? Do you enjoy working with a team? If so, the Office of the State Treasurer has the position for you as a Retirement Systems Attorney.The Department of State Treasurer's campus is a lovely corporate setting located on Atlantic Avenue, is surrounded by many shopping centers and restaurants, has access to a 24-hour 7-day a week free gym on the campus, offers a competitive benefit package, and has free employee parking.Dale Folwell, CPA serves as the State Treasurer of North Carolina. The State Treasurer is a constitutional office in the state's executive branch of government. This office oversees the $120 billion state employee pension plan. The Department of State Treasurer also oversees state employee health insurance, retirement administration, state and local government finances, banking for public entities, and the state's unclaimed property fund.The Office of State Treasurer is an administrative unit that provides services to the rest of the Department. Its functions include legal services, external affairs and communications, human resources, internal auditing, and compliance.The position will report to the General Counsel position. The Retirement Systems Attorney has three main areas of responsibility, including providing legal services and advice to the Retirement Services Division (RSD), assisting with RSD-related litigation (in conjunction with outside counsel), and providing assistance to the General Counsel and the Office of State Treasurer.The Retirement Systems Attorney will:Provide advice to RSD staff on a daily basis, especially in complex, sensitive, or significant areas. This includes assisting with ongoing Return-To-Work enforcement (after retirement) and assisting with ongoing overpayment issues.Provide legal interpretations and advice to retirement boards, including reviewing and recommending governance changes.Provide assistance and advice with respect to North Carolina statutory and regulatory law governing the public pension plans, including proposing statutory changes, both substantive and technical corrections, for the legislature and reviewing changes proposed by others.Assess and advise regarding tax compliance; recommend changes, where necessary.Work with and help manage external counsel relationships, when necessary.Manage and offer guidance and assistance on contested cases.Guide and assist outside counsel and the Attorney General's staff with the timely and accurate handling of RSD-related litigation.Provide legal analysis and guidance regarding statutory and regulatory interpretations, as well as advice regarding DST/RSD agency practices.Assist, or lead where appropriate, with the development of legal strategies for litigation that are relevant to retirement issues.Provide assistance and overflow coverage to the General Counsel for Department-wide legal matters.Provide advice on Human Resources matters, including reviewing and advising on policies, practices, and applicable law.Address internal employee grievances and assist with unemployment hearings.Assist with public records request responses that includes working closely with the Communications team to provide legal review of all public records request, media inquiries, and minutes of Board meetings.Provide appellate advice and assistance on select cases.Negotiate and draft contracts for services entered into by the Department.Accomplish other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / CompetenciesKnowledge of case, statutory, regulatory, and common law.Knowledge and application of judicial and administrative procedures and the rules of evidence.Knowledge of federal and state law governing defined contribution and defined benefit plans, including relevant tax law requirements.Ability to interpret and apply constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, court decisions, and other precedents.Ability to advise a government agency on a wide range of matters related to governmental benefit programs.Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal instructions.Ability to develop and improve processes that increase efficiency, communication, and compliance.Experience with handling contract matters, including negotiations and drafting.Demonstrative ability to express legal conclusions and arguments clearly and logically in oral and written form.Applied knowledge of policy analysis and legislative practices.Experience with diverse groups of people as a liaison.Effectiveness with internal and external relationsManagement Preference:J.D. from ABA-accredited law school. Active license to practice law in the State of North Carolina.Minimum Education and ExperienceRequirementsLicensed to practice law by the North Carolina State Bar and two years of progressively responsible professional legal experience. NOTE: GS 114-2 and 114-6 make it the duty of the Attorney General of NC to represent the State of North Carolina in all litigation unless another statute specifically states otherwise.Supplemental and Contact Information*PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE USING THIS WEBSITE *This position is subject to a criminal history background check through CastleBranch. In addition, one or more of the following may also be reviewed, depending on the nature and requirements of the position: employment history, professional references, credit history, and educational verification (i.e., degree, license, or official transcript). Foreign degrees may require an official evaluation for U.S. equivalency. Applicants will be required to pass the background check to the satisfaction of the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer. All offers of employment are conditional until the satisfactory completion of the background check.This office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions with highly qualified individuals. All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the NEOGOV Online Job Application System (for the State of North Carolina.To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered in screening for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes (including Text resumes on application form) WILL NOT be used for screening for qualifying credit. Please make sure you complete the application in full. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted. Other attachments will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check.Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status". It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application.If you are having technical issues submitting your application, please call the NEOGOV Help Line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions about this posting, other than your application status, please email Dept of State Treasurer at HR@.Job DetailsSalary$75,650.00 - $128,071.00 AnnuallyLocation Wake County, NCWake County, NCJob TypePermanent Full-TimeDepartmentDept of State TreasurerJob Number21-03718Closing date and time4/30/2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)Agency infoAgencyState of North CarolinaWebsiteAddress NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State GovernmentSDL2017

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