Attorney II - Human Services/Medical Facilities
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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This position is not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This position is located in the Human Services/Medical Facilities section of the Department of Justice. This attorney provides legal services and representation to the Division of Health Services Regulation (DHSR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), specifically to DHSR sections that regulate adult care facilities; hospital facilities; nursing home facilities; home care agencies; ambulatory surgical facilities; emergency medical service providers; hospice facilities; and facilities or agencies engaged in the sale, use, maintenance or disposal of radioactive material or radioactive machines.
The attorney also provides legal services and representation as required to other DHSR and DHHS agencies.
The attorney represents the State in the appeal of criminal cases as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, peers and coworkers;
  • The ability to effectively conduct administrative and civil litigation in the Office of Administrative Hearings and the trial courts;
  • The ability to effectively perfect, brief and argue administrative, civil and criminal appeals in the appellate courts;
  • A thorough knowledge of the statutory law and common low of the state of North Carolina;
  • A thorough knowledge of the North Carolina Administrative Procedure Act, the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure, and the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure;
  • The ability to analyze, interpret, and apply facts, rules, statues, appellate decisions, and legal instruments; and
  • The ability to express arguments clearly and logically in oral and written form;
  • The ability to determine issues in various cases;
  • The ability to analyze legal problems and render formal opinions;
  • The ability to creatively develop case strategy and tactics

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a recognized school of law and one year of professional legal experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Necessary Special Qualification - license to practice Law in the State of North Carolina.

Management prefers experience litigating in the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Computer literacy is an important component of all DOJ jobs, we encourage you to apply electronically. All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the new NEOGOV Online Job Application System ( ) for the State of North Carolina. To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information not included on the application form cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Any licenses or certificates must be included in the appropriate section of the application form. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for qualifying credit. Other attachments will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.

The NC Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The NC Department of Justice uses Merit-Based Recruitment to select from among the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect skills, knowledge and abilities.

Once the position has been filled, all on-line applicants will be notified via the e-mail provided at the time of application.

NC Department of Justice
Human Resources Management Office
Lisa Sasser, Recruitment Specialist
114 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27603