University of Utah Associate General Counsel in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 01/22/2019

Requisition Number PRN19433B

Job Title Associate General Counsel

Working Title Associate General Counsel

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00658 - General Counsel

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Depending on Experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Performs a variety of legal work and participates in the performance of complex legal analysis, with an emphasis in transactional legal work, including such areas as real property sale/acquisition; commercial leasing; large equipment purchases; professional services agreements; software licensing; policy review and drafting; health care compliance; employment; and clinical operations. Participates in supporting and supervising litigation as assigned.

University Mission and Values

The mission of the University is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for lives of impact; to generate and share discoveries and innovations; and to engage local and global communities to promote education, health, and quality of life. Core values include celebrating the rich diversity of people as well as creative and intellectual traditions by being inclusive in every respect.

Responsibilities

Anticipates, identifies, and resolves legal issues. Emphasis in transactional legal work. Drafts, reviews, negotiates, and advises on contracts involving real property acquisition, medical space leases, software licenses, equipment purchases, professional services, employment, research, and related matters. Analyzes and responds to records requests made pursuant to state and federal law. Counsels leaders in order to develop legal strategies and solutions. Drafts, reviews, and advises on policies and procedures, regulations, bylaws, and other documents within legal specialty areas. Educates and trains University community about legal issues. Conducts and supervises legal research and analysis. Prepares written and verbal legal advice and opinions of counsel as needed. Coordinates legal services to departments and divisions within areas of legal specialty. Advises University management in administrative hearings and litigation and oversees legal representation in such cases. Negotiates settlements involving legal issues or transactions on behalf of the University in conjunction with other University officials. Supervises support staff, more junior attorneys, and outside counsel on a project basis.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and admission to Utah State Bar (or eligibility to sit for Utah State Bar examination) required. Demonstrated organizational, effective verbal/written communication and human relations skills required. An excellent academic record and related experience required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description

Preferences

Four or more years of experience in private or university based law practice preferred (judicial clerkship can substitute for one or more years of practice). Experience in transactions; healthcare, particularly Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, andHIPAA; tax law, particularly in relation to governmental employment benefits and tax-exempt organizations; intellectual property; or legislative processes is useful.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.