Description of Duties:
Performs complex legal duties with respect to agency procurement, contracting, and enforcement of contracts to ensure agency compliance with state law and regulations for the Board of Nursing. Performs advanced legal work analyzing, processing, and coordinating the fulfillment of, and responding to public information requests submitted to the Board in compliance with the Texas Public Information Act and other privacy laws, including, but not limited to, the Texas Medical Privacy Act, the Health and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and drafting and issuing requests for Office of the Attorney General Opinions and Rulings. See the detailed job description of essential functions of the position.
General Qualification Requirements:
Experience and Training:
Ability to speak and write effectively and to maintain communications while enforcing rules and regulations. Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting the agency as well as agency policies and procedures. Experience in administrative, civil and/or criminal practice preferable. Experience in the health care field and/or nursing preferable. Strong academic background may substitute for experience in administrative law and/or health care law.
J.D. Degree from an accredited university law school is required.
Must have a current license to practice law in the State of Texas.
Applicants must attach a sample of a legal writing prepared within the last three years of practice as an attorney or as a law student. Also required is a statement, no more than one page, analyzing how your experience and abilities prepare you for this position, a resume and name and addresses of three current professional references.
Please go to agency website at www.bon.texas.gov for a job description. The state job application is available at the Work In Texas Job Bank www.WorkInTexas.com. Applications are accepted via email or regular mail to the addresses above. Selected applicants will be notified as to further instructions regarding interviews. If an accommodation is needed, please call Mark Majek at (512)305-6801 (Voice), (512)305-7401 (FAX) or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD).