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Attorney 4, Non-Supervisory (Investments and Business Transactions)

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: November 22, 2022

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Attorney 4, Non-Supervisory (Investments and Business Transactions) Print (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/pabureau/job\_bulletin.cfm?jobID=3775133=0) ApplyAttorney 4, Non-Supervisory (Investments and Business Transactions)Salary $92,030.00 - $139,815.00 AnnuallyLocation Dauphin County, PAJob TypeNon-Civil Service Permanent Full-timeDepartmentState Employees' Retirement SystemJob NumberN-2022-35052Closing11/18/2022 11:59 PM EasternJob Code07155Position Number00125758SLUnionNon-UnionBargaining UnitA3Pay GroupST11Bureau/Division Code00701002Bureau/DivisionChief Counsel's OfficeWorksite Address30 North Third StreetCityHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaZip Code17101Contact NameMichele Shaner, Human Resource AnalystContact Phone717.237.0256Contact Emailmshaner@pa.gov+ Description+ Benefits+ QuestionsTHE POSITIONIf you welcome the challenge of independently handling the most difficult, novel, and important legal matters in investments and business transactions, including executing multi-million-dollar investment contracts, then this may be the position for you! This opportunity is for a senior attorney with demonstrated legal mastery. Our ideal candidate has experience reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating closing documentation for complex, alternative investment vehicles and contracting in accordance with the Commonwealth's Procurement Code and Procurement Handbook. DESCRIPTION OF WORKThe Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System seeks an individual to join our INVESTMENTS AND BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS team. Our client is the State Employees' Retirement Board; we're not part of the Commonwealth's Office of General Counsel or Office of Attorney General. This position completes assignments such as, but not limited to: serving as legal counsel; providing legal advice; preparing investment and non-investment transaction documents; preparing various agreements including, but not limited to, investment management, limited partnership, side letter subscription, collective investment trust, and derivatives broker; formulating responses to federal and state legislation and regulations affecting financial and investment activity; providing counsel on (i) non-investment transactional matters (e.g., the procurement of goods and services for the agency), and (ii) securities litigation, bankruptcy and other business-related matters; formulating and implementing Board policies, procedures, and controls on financial and investment matters; and assisting other team members as requested.Read the fullposition description (http://www.occup.state.pa.us/OrgChart/PD\_NEOGOV.asp?p=00125758) to learn more.ABOUT SERS: Established in 1923, SERS is one of the nation's oldest and largest retirement plans for public employees, with approximately 240,000 active and retired members. As of December 31, 2021, SERS Defined Benefit Plan had assets of nearly $39.9 billion. A wealth of information is available atwww.SERS.pa.gov.Our mission is to prepare our members and participants to achieve financial success and security in retirement. We achieve this through our guiding principles with a workforce that promotes integrity, employee empowerment, customer experience, fiduciary obligations, innovation and improvement, learning from mistakes, safeguarding resources, sharing knowledge, and thinking strategically.SERS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified individuals to our team. We are committed to an inclusive and respectful work environment that fosters personal and professional growth, embraces the contributions of all team members, and values diversity in people, ideas, and experiences to achieve our highest potential.SERS is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Situated along the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg is an affordable city in which to live and is only two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.Work Schedule and Additional Information:+ Full-time employment+ You will work a minimum 37.5-hour week on a set Monday through Friday schedule. Approved work schedules may start as early as 7:30 a.m. and end as late as 5:00 p.m. with a 30-minute or 60-minute unpaid meal period. Work schedules may not start later than 8:30 a.m. or end earlier than 4:00 p.m.+ Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time. In order to telework, your alternate work location (telework site) must be in Pennsylvania , and you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to work on-site in Harrisburg.+ Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.+ You will receive further communication regarding this position via email and/or text. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, and your text, for these notices.REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITYQUALIFICATIONSMinimum Experience and Training Requirements:+ Seven years of professional legal experience and graduation from an accredited school of law; or+ An equivalent combination of experience and training.Conditions of Employment: + Applicants must be certified for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and must maintain membership on a continuous basis during employment.Additional Requirements: + Job knowledge+ Decision making and problem solving+ Initiative and motivation+ Communication and relationship skills+ You must be able to perform essential job functions.Preferred Qualifications (not required): + Previous litigation experience.+ Previous administrative litigation experience. + Previous business transactions legal experience. + Previous experience in practicing law in an area other than litigation or business transactions. + Previous experience in practicing law for a pension or retirement system. + Previous experience with contracting in accordance with the Commonwealth's Procurement Code and Procurement Handbook .+ Previous experience reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating closing documentation for complex, alternative investment vehicles. How to Apply:+ All applications must be submitted online, and by the posting closing date, through the commonwealth's main employment website -www.employment.pa.gov. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted. + Your application must include a COVER LETTER and RESUME. The information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education.)+ If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.+ For non-U.S. studies, upload documentation from acredential evaluation service (https://www.naces.org/members) which compares your education to U.S. standards.+ Check your application carefully before submitting. Applicants will be unable to edit or attach additional information to an application once it has been submitted. To make edits or attach additional documents after your initial submission, you will need to reapply. The most recent application will be considered.+ Make sure you have followed all instructions and that you have provided sufficient information to support your eligibility. + False or incomplete information may disqualify you from consideration or may be grounds for dismissal if appointed.+ Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you form consideration for this position. If selected for interview, SERS may elect to notify you via email and/or text and SERS may require that you follow instructions to self-schedule for an interview slot.If you are contacted for an interview and need to request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please use the contact information provided above to discuss your request with the Human Resources Office in advance of your interview date.Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): + 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals). The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this shortvideo (https://www.youtube.com/embed/HtcSRnndflc?rel=0) !Health & WellnessWe offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*Compensation & Financial PlanningWe invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options. Work/Life BalanceWe know there's more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, six weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.* Values and CultureWe believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.Employee PerksSometimes, it is the little "extras" that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visitwww.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.*Eligibility rules apply. 01 (Post-Employment Requirement) Are you certified for admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania? + Yes, you must submit a copy of your certificate+ No, but I am licensed to practice in a state with reciprocity. You must submit your license number and expiration+ No, but I have completed all preparatory steps and application to become a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. You must submit proof of completion of the preparatory steps and application to become a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.+ No 02 Have you graduated from an accredited school of law?If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.+ Yes+ No 03 How many years of full-time professional legal experience do you possess? + 7 years or more+ 6 but less than 7 years+ 5 but less than 6 years+ 4 but less than 5 years+ 3 but less than 4 years+ 2 but less than 3 years+ 1 but less than 2 years+ Less than 1 year+ None 04 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 05 Have you completed any post-graduate coursework in law?If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the "Attachments" tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted.If you answer "yes" to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visithttps://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information.+ Yes+ No 06 Preferred Criteria: How many years of litigation experience do you have? + 7 or more years+ 3 years to less than 7 years+ Less than 3 years+ None 07 Preferred Criteria: How many years of administrative litigation experience do you have? + 7 years or more+ 3 years to less than 7 years+ Less than 3 years+ None 08 Preferred Criteria: How many years of business transactions legal experience do you have? + 7 or more years+ 3 years to less than 7 years+ Less than 3 years+ None 09 Preferred Criteria: How many years have you practiced law in an area other than litigation or business transactions? + 7 or more years+ 3 years to less than 7 years+ Less than 3 years+ None 10 Preferred Criteria: How many years have you practiced law for a pension or retirement system? + 2 years or more+ Less than 2 years+ None 11 Preferred Criteria: How many years of experience do you have with contracting in accordance with the Commonwealth's Procurement Code and Procurement Handbook? + 2 or more years+ Less than 2 years+ None 12 Preferred Criteria: How many years of experience do you have reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating closing documentation for complex, alternative investment vehicles? + 2 or more years+ Less than 2 years+ None 13 Preferred Criteria: Select the option which best describes your experience. + Entry level professional legal work+ Responsible professional legal work of routine to moderate difficulty and subject to general supervision by a higher-level attorney+ Responsible professional legal work of moderate to complex difficulty with personal responsibility and accountability for difficult and important legal matters+ Advanced practitioner of professional legal work demonstrating mastery of one or more areas of the law and engaged in the most complex and novel legal issues. 14 Preferred Criteria - This position may be eligible for part-time telework. An employee participating in the telework program will be required to sign a standard telework agreement which includes a requirement for the designated alternate worksite (telework site) to be in Pennsylvania (PA). This job title does not require PA residency; however, you will not be eligible to telework if you do not establish an alternate worksite in PA. Are you willing to accept this position knowing these conditions? + Yes+ No 15 Preferred Criteria - This position is located in Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The employer will not pay for relocation, housing, or travel expenses. Are you willing to work in and commute to this location when on-site work is required? + Yes+ No 16 Preferred Criteria - How did you first learn about this opportunity ? Required QuestionAgencyCommonwealth of PennsylvaniaAddress613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120Websitehttp://www.employment.pa.gov

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