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Attorney 2 - DOPL

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/04
Posting End Date: 2024/07/07
Category: Attorney
Sub Category: Legal
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 45.67
Maximum Salary: 47.95
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Attorney 2

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

This Attorney 2 position is a great opportunity for a professional who's looking to provide consumer protection and public safety for all Idahoans. 


We have the one of the Nation's best state retirement systems(PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays per year 
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance - employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.00/month for dental 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • Basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • Wellness programs 
  • Ongoing training opportunities 
  • An opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • And more!

Example of Duties:

  • Attends and provides legal counsel during scheduled board and commission meetings; monitors board activities and advises the boards and division staff on all legal and related matters; 
  • Provides authoritative legal advice to boards, division management, and staff related to statutory authority and responsibilities, technical, and administrative issues; 
  • Provides daily legal support to division staff regarding licensing issues, scope of practice, disciplinary jurisdiction, statutory interpretation, and general legal questions from the public;
  • Provides presentations and training to staff and board members relating to public meeting laws and their duties and responsibilities.
  • Reviews requests made pursuant to the Idaho Public Records Act and drafts responses to such requests as needed;
  • Reviews and recommends changes to statute, rule, policy or procedure for conformity with law;
  • Drafts proposed legislation and division rules, consistent with Zero Based Regulation Executive Order;
  • Conducts legal research in administrative law and occupational and professional licensing;
  • Drafts contracts and leases and reviews such documents for legality and adequacy;
  • May negotiate with state and federal agencies, attorneys, private individuals, and organizations in non-litigation situations; 
  • In disciplinary cases, work with board prosecution counsel to coordinate disciplinary procedures, including drafting informal agreements, formal stipulations, orders, and related documents;
  • Reviews record and prepares briefs and oral argument in petitions for judicial review to district court and appellate courts; 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current member in good standing of the Idaho State Bar.
  • Considerable knowledge of trial procedure; rules of evidence.
  • Good knowledge of principles and practices of administrative law.
  • Experience: conducting legal research and drawing legal conclusions; presenting oral arguments before a court or hearing officer; negotiating legal settlements; eliciting information from a wide variety of individuals including hostile witnesses.

Supplemental Information

Hiring managers are continuously considering applications for this position. This job announcement will be closed if the position is filled prior to the closing date.

The Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses provides consumer protection and public safety through its regulation of more than 204,000 licensees within 48 Boards and Commissions for the great State of Idaho.

To learn more about the Agency, please visit our website at:


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.