Work Location: Nashville, TN
Compensation: Negotiable, salaried position w/benefits
The Tennessee State Employees Association (TSEA) has an immediate need in Nashville for a Staff Attorney to join our team.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
- Responsible for the Employee Rights program and staff supervision.
- Coordinates responsibilities with the division and with other appropriate staff as needed to provide continuity and efficiency in the service delivery.
- Counsels members regarding job-related complaints and grievances.
- Provides suggestions for solutions and alternatives on job-related complaints.
- Investigates inequities, grievances and completes analysis of facts for legal representation.
- Evaluates the merit of cases for litigation.
- Recommends representation to Executive Director and President based on merits of case.
- Provides legal representation at the administrative law level of the appeal procedure, Step III and Board of Appeals.
- Timely and appropriately responds to requests for legal services according to adopted policies
- Keeps Executive Director and client members informed regarding TSEA representation, tracks status of Step III Appeal and legal pursuits of the Association.
- Reviews the administrative register for rule changes, attorney general opinions, executive orders and any proposals that may impact member rights or association rights and advises the executive director of such.
- Provides members with up-to-date state policies, rules, regulations and statutes upon request.
- Develops and delivers training programs.
- Assists in compilation and analysis of data for Legal Services Division and makes recommendations to the Executive Director.
- Advises staff on member rights statutes, rules and policies.
- Responsible to advise, facilitate and provide support for assigned committees.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited university/college.
- 3+ years in employment law experience, licensed to practice law in Tennessee
- Ability to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
- Experience with litigation and legislative and administrative advocacy.
- Experience in or demonstrated commitment to public interest law and advocacy.
- Excellent legal research, analytic, and writing skills.
- Ability to work independently and be organized and detail oriented.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Please email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]