Provide assistance to investment operations, reviewing non-disclosure agreements, foreign investment documentation, investment policies, domestic and foreign litigation recommendations, and other complex transactional documents.
Provide services relating to custody of pension assets and securities lending as needed and ensures the application of fiduciary duties to investment operations.
Confirm the preparation and execution of all contractual and procurement documents are consistent with applicable state laws and regulations, and with WSIB policies.
Oversee all public records requests activities; establishing timelines for response, ascertaining scope, legal sensitivity, relevant statutory exemptions and redactions.
Provide subject matter expertise that navigates and balances public disclosure obligations while safeguarding confidential information.
Identify and/or validate procurement and search strategies, methods and procedures fully compliant with state contracting laws and regulations, while fully meeting the unique needs of WSIB.
Draft and negotiate contract terms with vendors, investment managers, outside legal counsel and others.
Administer and monitor contracts through the WSIB'S Agreement Tracking System.
Provide litigation support, reviewing litigation proposals, recommendations and class action claims.
Coordinate discovery and subpoena requests with staff and the Office of the Attorney General.
Review proposed state or federal legislation and regulations as assigned and draft research memoranda for review and approval by agency management.
Provide assistance regarding all applicable existing or proposed federal, state, laws, rules and policies, including laws governing investment transactions such as the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Dodd-Frank, SEC rules, placement agent rules, and lobbying restrictions as well as state laws, such as the Open Public Meetings Act, the Public Disclosure Act, the Records Retention Act and the Ethics in Public Service Act.
Respond to inquiries pertaining to contracts entered into by WSIB, coordinating responses through public affairs unit as appropriate. QUALIFICATIONS: The strongest candidate will possess:
Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, economics, finance, business law, or a closely allied field.
A law degree from an accredited law school.
Four years' experience negotiating, administering, or terminating government contracts, contract property management, contract cost or price analysis, or contract compliance.
Three years' experience working with public disclosures.
Demonstrated expertise in advanced principles of contract law, the essential elements of a contractual agreement, knowledge and understanding of the law applicable to bidding and other procurement processes.
Knowledge of Washington State laws pertaining to personal service contracts and contract payments, including DES policies and regulations governing personal service contracts, purchased service contracts, and information technology procurement.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to tailor communication to fit the audience;
Knowledge of WACs, RCWs, federal laws, financial policies, regulations, and procedures, specifically thorough knowledge of RCW 42.56, the Washington State Public Records Act.
Ability to approach problem solving in a rational and logical manner.
Ability to implement quality principles and continuous process improvements.
Sound understanding of the legislative and political process; ability to work effectively in political environments.
Ability to lead, motivate, coach, mentor and train professional staff.
TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT – WWW. CAREERS.WA. GOV In addition to a complete profile, please attach:
A cover letter specifying why this position is of interest to you, and how you meet the qualifications listed above. This letter should be no more than two pages.
A current resume. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: A pre-employment background check that includes fingerprint criminal history and credit check are required. CONTACT: MARY HOUGAN HR@SIB.WA.GOV