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Job Title:  DEP ATTORNEY, INJURED WORKERS

DEP ATTORNEY, INJURED WORKERS - 60023068
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

CARSON CITY, NEVADA, US, 89701

Requisition Id:  8354

DEP ATTORNEY, INJURED WORKERS - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  

 

Department: DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

Division: B&I - ATTORNEY FOR INJURED WORKERS 

Business Unit: HR-ATTORNEY FOR INJURED WORKER 

Work Type: UNCLASSIFIED 

*Pay Grade:  

Salary Range: - $107,676.00 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: SARV LONG 

Phone:  775 684-0114 

Email: s.long@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

The Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers division takes cases by appointment of administrative appeals officers adjudicating claims for injured workers seeking benefits under Nevada's  Industrial Insurance Act(NRS 616A-D) and Occupational Disease Act (NRS 617). These cases start with litigation in administrative hearings with possible review in the district courts and appeal to the Supreme Court of Nevada.  The attorney filling this position will be responsible for representing injured worker clients appointed by the Department of Administration's Hearing Division.  The primary duties of this position are preparing and presenting workers' compensation cases to an Appeals Officer in accordance with the Nevada Industrial Insurance Act (NRS Chapters 616A, B, C, D and Chapter 617) and, occasionally, briefing and oral argument in the judicial review of Appeals Officers' decisions and orders. Deputy attorneys in the agency take direct responsibility for developing evidence and presenting evidence at formal administrative hearings and, if necessary, brief the district courts and the Supreme Court on appeal.  The deputy attorney position requires direct contact with numerous clients, review of large amounts of medical evidence, and presenting testimony at frequent but short evidentiary hearings.  Good legal research and writing skills are expected for district court review of appeals officer’s decisions and appeals to the Supreme Court, if necessary.    

Minimum Qualifications

Exemplary interpersonal skills working with staff is required to maintain workflow.  Exemplary interpersonal skills dealing directly with clients in need of representation is also required.  Given the number of cases each deputy attorney is assigned, the ability to multi-task with the help of staff is required.  The ability to marshal the evidence available and apply the statutes and cases on point for the client’s success is required.  Comfort in the evidentiary hearing setting carrying the client’s burden of proof is required. 

The following are required at the time of hire:

  • Pursuant to NRS 616A.440(2), the incumbent must be an attorney licensed to practice law in Nevada and shall not engage in the private practice of law.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills working with staff to maintain workflow. 
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills dealing directly with clients in need of representation. 
  • Given the number of cases each deputy attorney is assigned, the ability to multi-task with the help of staff. 
  • The ability to marshal the evidence available and apply the statutes and cases on point for the client’s success. 
  • Comfort in the evidentiary hearing setting carrying the client’s burden of proof. 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to:

Nancy Sherwood, nsherwood@naiw.nv.gov

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.

 

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

 


Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno