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Tennessee Secretary of State
Nashville, TN, United States (on-site)
7 days ago
Tennessee Secretary of State
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (on-site)
7 days ago


Assistant General Counsel Tennessee Department of State Administration/Capitol Staff

Mission: The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment.

Supervisor: General Counsel

Summary: Works closely with the General Counsel in setting office priorities and performing legal work for the Department of State. Supports the nine divisions of the Department of State on an as needed basis.


  • Provide general legal support and legal advice to the nine divisions of the Department of
  • Provide general legal support to the General
  • Research statutes, laws, and rules that concern the work of the Department of
  • Draft legislative proposals, amendments, and prepare analyses of proposed legislation.
  • Conduct administrative rule hearings and draft department
  • Monitor legislation and testify in legislative committee
  • Assist with drafting Attorney General Opinion
  • Provide litigation support for the Department of
  • Draft, review, and negotiate department contracts and request for
  • Analyze legal terms and conditions for potential
  • Assist the Public Records Request Coordinator in responding to public records
  • Performs other duties as

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Licensure as an attorney in good standing by the Tennessee Supreme
  • Two years of experience in the practice of law or as a state government attorney
  • Legal experience related to business and charitable organizations

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and problem-solving
  • Detailed and focused approach to assigned
  • Electronic legal research skills.
  • Must be a team player who is skilled at communicating effectively and tactfully with all levels of the department’s employees, public officials, the public, and other
  • Must have strong organizational skills, complete projects independently, and the ability to work on multiple tasks with varying deadlines.
  • Ability to speak before groups and testify before elected or appointed
  • Knowledge of operations of state and local governments, public administration, legislative process, and general research methods is preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and State of Tennessee benefits package.

To Apply: Email your resume, letter of interest including salary requirements, and references to the Division of  Human Resources & Organizational Development,

[email protected]   Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66851979
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Tennessee Secretary of State
  • Position Title: Assistant General Counsel
  • Job Function: In-house Counsel
Public / Community Relations
Nashville , Tennessee , United States

Tre Hargett was elected by the Tennessee General Assembly to serve as Tennessee’s 37th secretary of state in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Secretary Hargett is the chief executive officer of the Department of State with oversight of more than 300 employees. He also serves on 15 boards and commissions, on two of which he is the presiding member. The services and oversight found in the Secretary of State's office reach every department and agency in state government. Accuracy, cost-effectiveness and accountability d...

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