Assistant General Counsel

Oklahoma City, OK
Full Time

This position is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Assistant General Counsel

This position can be filled at any of the following levels, dependent on the experience of the selected applicant.

Level II (1674) - $66,830.83 Per year + full State benefits plan

Level III (2746) - $71,843.15 Per year + full State benefits plan

Level IV (1681) - $79,027.44 Per year + full State benefits plan

Level V (1682) - $88,905.84 Per year + full State benefits plan


Minimum Qualifications:

Level II: Active membership in the State Bar of Oklahoma and one (1) year of experience in the practice of law. 

Level III: Active membership in the State Bar of Oklahoma and three (3) years experience in the practice of law or six (6) years senior level program administration experience with the Department of Human Services.

Level IV: Active membership in the State Bar of Oklahoma and five (5) years experience in the practice of law including two (2) years in trial or administrative law.No substitution will be allowed for active membership in the State Bar of Oklahoma.

Level V: Active membership in the State Bar of Oklahoma, and ten (10) years experience in the practice of law, including five (5) years experience with OKDHS or related agency or field with two (2) years experience in trial or administrative law. 


Preference Statement

Active membership in the State Bar of Oklahoma, and at least 3 years of experience in the practice of law, including 2 years of experience in trial or administrative law is strongly preferred.


Job Responsibilities

  • This attorney position represents both the agency and individual employees throughout the course of state and federal litigation; administrative hearings and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  

  • The attorney assigned to this position also provides daily advice and counsel to divisions within the Department of Human Services, notably the Human Resources Management division, as well as supervisors and managers throughout the agency. 

  • The occupant of this position represents the agency in important administrative and judicial matters where complex factual or policy issues are present which would involve issues that could have the effect of substantially broadening or restricting the activities of the agency or would have an important impact on major public or private interests.  

  • This person also advises on law, regulations, and opinions of the court; prepares recommended interpretations outlining facts and applicable law; reviews cases; directs the preparation of fact and law; the filing of legal papers with the appropriate court; directs the preparation of the case, and tries the case.  

  • Finally, this individual performs such other work as assigned by the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Litigation Section Chief. 

  • This position will be filled as an Assistant General Counsel II to V, depending on the experience of the chosen candidate. 

  • Will work on a diverse team and directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  


OKDHS is a Fair Chance Employer.

This is a position in the Oklahoma Civil Service

Announcement number 22-KM179

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