Associate General Counsel

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN


Position Description / Responsibilities

(Attorney 3)


Status: Executive Service*

*Note: An Executive Service employee serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. As such, if conditions arise such as work curtailment or unavailability, sub-standard work performance, poor attendance or conduct, termination of employment may occur. Further, individuals hired into this open position(s) will not have a right to appeal, or standards for the application of disciplinary procedures applying to regularly appointed employees that have achieved career status do not apply to executive service appointed employees.




TennCare is made up of the Tennessee Medicaid program, the Office of eHealth Initiatives, the Strategic Planning Initiatives Group and Cover Tennessee. OGC is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to all parts of TennCare. The Federal Unit within OGC specifically handles a wide variety of matters including contract review and compliance, ethics compliance, federal litigation oversight and providing legal advice on agency issues. 




·        Provide legal advice, guidance, and interpretation on a wide range of contract issues and state procurement law

·        Review and revise TennCare contracts and procurements

·        Provide legal advice and guidance regarding contract compliance matters

·        Build relationships and work collaboratively with program leadership and executive staff

·        Conduct and complete legal research and other projects as assigned by the supervising attorneys

Position Requirements



·        Applicants must hold a current, valid license to practice law in Tennessee or be eligible for licensure under Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7, Article X.

·        Experience with contracts and state procurements highly preferred.

·        Must have demonstrable organization, facilitation, communication and presentation skills.

·        Ability to maintain excellent professional and inter-personal relationships


Job Location:  Nashville, Tennessee



Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should send their resumes along with a cover letter to by February 28, 2019.

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