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State of Massachusetts Deputy General Counsel - Construction in Boston, Massachusetts

_Agency Overview_ The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), which oversees over $2 billion in capital programs and projects, is responsible for capital planning, project delivery, property management, and real estate services for the Commonwealth. We are stewards of the Commonwealth’s assets, which include 61 million square feet of state buildings. As an agency, we care for the people of our state and the future of our planet. * We work with state agencies to create and manage forward-thinking,sustainable buildings to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s citizens and help achieve a zero-carbon future. * We are partners with fellow agencies to help them meet their strategic needs with fiscally responsible building and real estate solutions. * We support the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy and actively engage with private sector partners to make it easier to do business with the Commonwealth. * We work to expand access, opportunity, and equity to create more inclusive services, planning and outcomes for all the citizens of the Commonwealth. * General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities* DCAMM is seeking a highly motivated and experienced attorney to join its Office of General Counsel to provide legal services, advice, and guidance to DCAMM’s Offices of Planning, Design and Construction, Access and Opportunity, Facilities Management, and other agency offices with respect to all aspects of major building construction and design activities, DCAMM’s Affirmative Marketing and workforce participation programs, and other agency activities. The Deputy General Counsel will be expected to prepare high-quality memoranda, contracts, position statements and other documents; review important documents, including procurement documents and contracts under M.G.L. c. 149, ss. 44A-J, c. 149A and c. 30, s. 39M to ensure compliance with public procurement and other applicable laws; analyze and interpret applicable laws, policies and contract provisions; participate in meetings and decision making on relevant issues and undertakings; work collaboratively with agency leadership and staff on developing and enhancing agency programs and operations; and negotiate appropriate resolutions when disputed matters arise. The selected candidate will be expected to follow a hybrid work model that consists of both in-office and work from home days. Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities * * Provide legal advice to project teams regarding all aspects of DCAMM building construction and design projects. * Review contracts, procurement documents, and other legal documents and make recommendations of any required changes to ensure compliance with M.G.L. c. 149, ss. 44A-J, c. 149A, c. 30, s. 39M, and other applicable laws. * Represent DCAMM in dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution forums and at administrative hearings on assigned cases, and in certification and bid protest disputes, addressing claims against design and construction firms for recovery of damages attributed to negligent work or breach of contract and defending against claims asserted by design and construction firms. * Work closely with the Attorney General’s Office on litigation matters and supervise outside counsel on various legal projects to ensure effective and efficient provision of legal services. * Work closely with and provide legal advice to DCAMM’s Director of Access and Opportunity, Deputy Director of Compliance, and Deputy Commissioner of Finance and Administration to ensure all aspects of the agency’s Affirmative Marketing Program (AMP) for minority and women owned businesses and the Commonwealth’s minority and women workforce participation programs are developed and administered in manners consistent with applicable laws and jurisprudence. * Manage the procurement, undertaking and oversight of agency Disparity Studies. * Provide intradepartmental and public presentations on public procurement processes, DCAMM certification, the Affirmative Marketing and workforce participation programs, and other relevant topics. * Respond to state, county, and municipal requests for emergency waivers from public bidding laws in a timely manner. * Respond to the various inquiries from contractors, designers, public officials, state and municipal employees, investigators and the general public. * Undertake legal research and prepare memoranda and other materials. * Perform such other duties as requested and required by the General Counsel and/or other Deputy General Counsels. *Required Qualifications This position requires a J.D. degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar, and at least 10 years’ experience as an attorney. Preferred Qualifications In addition, the preferred candidate will have: * Significant experience with Massachusetts construction law. * Significant litigation experience and strong advocacy skills * Demonstrated ability and experience drafting complex construction documents * Excellent legal writing, research, and analysis skills * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously under tight time constraints * Proven ability to work effectively with multiple and diverse teams and individuals * Commitment to supporting public minority and women business and workforce participation programs * *For more information about employment at DCAMM, please view ourRECRUITMENT VIDEO. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in a particular specialty (i.e. scientific, professional, or technical) and must possess current license and/or registration requirements established for the performance of the position, of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree or higher in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Legal Services *Organization: Division of Capital Asset Management *Title: *Deputy General Counsel - Construction Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 23000CLY