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Highway Legal Division Manager
The Legal Attorney Manager of the Legal Division for the WVDOT/DOH always works under the Executive Division and Legal Division Director. This positions is responsible for the oversight, supervision, planning and delegation of a specialized legal practice area and performs the highest, most advanced legal support work for this section. In this position there is responsibility to solve complex, broad, and extensive problems that may come from both within and outside the Agency. This position will analyze and make recommendations to the Director and the Executive Division. The specialized section for this position is the Employment Section of the Legal Division that encompasses legal issues involving employment matters, including but not limited to work in the area of employment and administrative law: Represents the agency in trials and hearings before various judicial and administrative forums for grievances, unemployment compensation cases, workers compensation cases, Human Rights cases, and EEO cases; conducts depositions; prepares legal documents such as pleadings, briefs, opinions and contracts; and performs similar or related work as required. Provides opinions for disciplinary actions. Provide legal opinions and recommendations on novel or complex issues to WVDOH and WVDOT organizational units, Division Director and agency management. Perform advanced legal research and writing regarding the same. Providing status to Legal Division Director, and district managers regarding status of employment matters and legal actions taken and position taken by agency. Coordinating assignments and turnaround with agency district managers and personnel. Making suggestions for resolutions to complex employment matters. Meet with appropriate personnel to learn about the various functions at issue in pending legislation and the type of change needed. Research applicable laws and prepare recommended changes for the Commissioner’s consideration and recommendation to the Executive and Legislative branches. Draft new legislation as requested by Division Director or upper-level agency management. Mentoring and training subordinate employees. May also respond to Freedom of Information requests, document requests disciplinary legal opinion requests, road abandonment issues, outdoor advertising and salvage yard issues and cases, bankruptcy cases, and special projects. Other duties as assigned. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to work with and maintain confidential information. The successful applicant must be discreet and tactful in safeguarding sensitive information and be able to work with and maintain confidential information. Valid Driver’s License is required and willingness to travel statewide.
To apply for this job email your details to DOHCareers@wv.gov