Legal Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $37 – $40 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $37 – $40 an hour

State of Utah

Job Description:
Are you an attorney who is looking for a great work-life balance? If so, the Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Professional Licensing is looking for a Legal Analyst with exceptional attention to detail and writing skills. This position offers medical, dental, vision from day one, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, etc.
After completion of training (approximately 2-3 months), then 1-3 days of telework per week may be approved if eligibility requirements are met.

As a Legal Analyst for the Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL), you will provide executive-level support to the Director and Assistant Division Director, and work directly with DOPL management and staff to assist with legal licensing, administrative, and enforcement matters involving the approximately 60 professions regulated by DOPL. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing executive-level support to management on legal and policy questions by providing analysis, interpretation, summary, etc. of statutes, rules, policies and procedures, and issues impacting DOPL.
Reviewing and editing DOPL notices of agency action, orders, and other legal filings; reviewing and issuing administrative subpoenas; reviewing and assisting with contracts, including working with the Division of Purchasing on issuing RFIs and RFPs; reviewing and drafting policies and procedures, templates, reports, etc.
Serving as DOPL’s Administrative Rules Coordinator and rule hearing officer, and assisting DOPL management as needed by reviewing, editing, and/or drafting administrative rules.
Conducting research and using and facilitating the use of research data to sustain and improve existing DOPL procedures and practices.
Self-managing a workload with a high degree of productivity and professionalism.
Performing other duties as assigned.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:
Strong analytical skills.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Preferences may be given for the following:
Bar license in good standing.
Experience in a law firm, government, or corporate legal department.
Expertise in professional licensing.
Expertise in legal and professional writing.

You are eligible for a rich benefits package, generous paid time off, and great work-life balance. You can learn more about offered benefits here.

The Department of Commerce is the licensing and registration agency for Utah’s professional and business community. Its mission is to strengthen trust in Utah’s commercial activities through education, licensing, enforcement, and regulation. We provide oversight of business registrations, trademarks, Uniform Commercial Code filings, professional licensing, consumer protection, public utilities, securities, real estate and residential mortgage lending. Please visit our website for more information about our agency.
Typical Qualifications
The best qualified individuals for this job will have obtained a Juris Doctor (JD).

Supplemental Information:
Top candidates may be asked to participate in a writing exercise.
Classification: Commerce Analyst (#14762)
DHRM rules apply for promotions/transfers.
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated, e.g. safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.