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Job Code: 1402
Job Level: 98
Revised Date: 04/03/1998
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

Exercise management responsibility over University legal affairs; advise administration on the legality of contemplated actions.

Work Performed

Confer with University and Medical Center administrators, employees and student organizations on matters involving legal interpretation and decisions related to University activities, policy questions and operating problems.

Direct and participate in the research of state and federal legislation and administrative and court decisions; investigate legal problems and make recommendations.

Receive and investigate inquiries and complaints from University and Medical Center administrators, employees and student organizations including, but not limited to, matters relating to tax law, labor law, insurance, risk management, patents and copyrights, delinquent fees, contracts and University policies.

Coordinate activities and actions with outside counsel retained to represent the University.

Serve on University committees to provide recommendations regarding applicable legal matters. Recommend operational changes necessitated by legislative mandates; develop alternative policies and procedures to enable the University to accomplish its objectives.

Coordinate, through accountable management personnel, the establishment of major schedules, task assignments and allocation of staff and equipment to aid and foster University legal activities.

Direct various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, salary recommendations, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level







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