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Contracts and Administrative Law Attorney

Contracts and Administrative Law Attorney

Contracts and Administrative Law Attorney

Job ID: 27366
Agency: Bureau of Human Resources and Administration
Location: Statewide within the State of South Dakota
Salary: $74,165.76 - $99,643.54/annually, depending on experience
Pay Grade: L2
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a Full-Time 40 Hour Weekly position with the Bureau of Human Resources and Administration (“BHRA”), recently formed by merger of the former Bureau of Human Resources and former Bureau of Administration. For more information on BHRA, please visit and

The Office of Legal and Risk in the Bureau of Human Resources and Administration seeks an attorney-advisor to fill a newly created position focused on performing transactional legal work primarily in the areas of contracts and administrative law.

Primary duties include advice and counsel related to procurement contracts, public improvement contracts, service contracts, leases, federal and state surplus property sales, fleet and travel management, debt recovery, records management, and open records requests. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, litigation management in support of outside counsel hired by the Bureau, advice on administrative rulemaking and/or legislative bill drafting, and other legal services on an as-needed basis. Experience in employment law would be considered a plus but is not specifically sought for this position.

Licenses and Certifications:

Current admission to practice with the State Bar of South Dakota or ability to obtain admission within six months of start date.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A strong work ethic, integrity, initiative, and an interest in transactional legal work related to public contracting and the administrative functions and responsibilities of state government.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in (or an interest in developing):

  • Public contracting related to supplies, public improvements, software, and services;
  • Public lease agreements, Real Estate, and Property Management;
  • Administrative law related to functions and responsibilities of state government;
  • Legal research and writing;
  • Preparing and analyzing legal documents;
  • Making sound judgments;
  • Identifying and applying legal principles;
  • Expressing oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your resume.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers $0 premium employee health insurance option plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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