This is a full-time position with the Bureau of Human Resources. For more information on the Bureau of Human Resources, please visit http://bhr.sd.gov/.
The Bureau of Human Resources is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time attorney specializing in employment law and contracts. This position will serve as in-house counsel for the Bureau of Human Resources and have knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations relating to employment, insurance and labor laws. The incumbent will provide legal advice and recommendations to Human Resource Managers and BHR management, as well as state agencies as needed. The position will also provide legal services to the Bureau related to health and welfare benefit plan compliance and administration, Section 125 cafeteria plans and health care reform legislation which affects employer-sponsored group health plans, and the state employee workers compensation program. The incumbent will have a familiarity with COBRA, HIPAA, HSAs, FSA and self-funded medical plans. In addition, the position is responsible for preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating, and revising contracts on behalf of the Bureau. Lastly, this position serves as the State's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and is responsible for maintaining the requirements of the ADA.
Licenses and Certification:
Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, and be a member or eligible for admission to the South Dakota State Bar. Certification in HR is a plus (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, etc.)
The ideal candidate will have:
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 offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.