University of Utah Job Description
Performs complex legal work for the highest levels of University administration in areas of legal specialization. Acts with full authority and discretion for the General Counsel when General Counsel is unavailable. Oversees, coordinates and trains lower-level attorneys and professional staff. Is the attorney principally responsible for providing advice to University of Utah Health Care. Supervises other attorneys who also advise University of Utah Health Care.
Juris Doctor from an accredited law school, admission to the Utah State bar association plus six years of legal experience required. Demonstrated organizational, human relations and effective verbal/written communication skills also required.
An excellent academic record and related experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) preferred.
This position is not responsible for providing patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.
Incumbents face the challenge of keeping current on changes to University policy, state and federal laws and regulations and the legal implications of those changes.
The position is distinguished from the Associate General Counsel position in that incumbents frequently work with senior levels of University administration, responds to more complex legal issues and have administrative responsibilities.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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