OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS FELLOW

Job description

Posting Number:

S05737P

Working Title:

OFFICE OF LEGAL AFFAIRS FELLOW

Department:

Legal Affairs Office

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Office of Legal Affairs serves as in-house legal counsel to the University, providing legal advice on a broad range of matters, including policy interpretation; employment disputes; grievance and dispute resolution; litigation management; and contract review.

College/Unit/Department website:

legal.uga.edu

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
This position will begin on 8/1/21 and will run through 7/31/22.

Advertised Salary:

$40,000

Posting Date:

02/23/2021

Open until filled:

No

Closing Date:

04/09/2021

Proposed Starting Date:

08/01/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining interest in position and qualifications; resume; unofficial transcripts; and a list of references with contact information.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Attorney

FLSA:

Exempt

Job Family:

Administrative

FTE:

1.0

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree required. Additional professional licensure and/or certification in the field may be required.

Position Summary:

The University of Georgia Office of Legal Affairs has a one-year fellowship for a recent law school graduate. This position is intended to help the new attorney develop professionally and gain experience in an in-house counsel position. The position is not likely to lead to an offer for further employment in the Office of Legal Affairs.

The Fellow will work with attorneys in the Office of Legal Affairs to assist in dealings with Faculty, Staff, and Administration to, among other things:
- Provide advice and counseling to units and colleges on legal and policy issues;
- Research and draft memoranda and correspondence; and
- Participate in policy review and assessment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Strong academic credentials. Excellent research, analytical, writing, and communication skills.

Strong work ethic, sense of initiative, interpersonal skills, and ability to work well independently.

Physical Demands:

Standard office environment. Walking up and down stairs.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

The Fellow will work with attorneys in the Office of Legal Affairs to assist in dealings with faculty, staff, and administration to, among other things:
- Provide advice and counseling to units and colleges on legal and policy issues;
- Research and draft memoranda and correspondence; and
- Participate in policy review and assessment.

Percentage of time:

100

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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