Boston Bar Association

Deputy General Counsel - Construction/Procurement

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The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
18 days ago

Description

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 5.5 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.

Position Summary

This position is for an experienced attorney in the Office of the General Counsel to provide legal services, advice, and guidance to the Office of Planning, Design and Construction, Facilities Management, and other agency offices with respect to agency construction and design projects including: analysis and interpretation of applicable laws, policies and contract provisions; participation in meetings and decision making on relevant issues and projects; review of important documents before they are finalized; and negotiation of disputes which arise during the course of design and construction. The Deputy General Counsel reviews and makes recommendations regarding any necessary revisions to design and construction contracts.

The Deputy General Counsel represents DCAMM in dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution forums and at administrative hearings on assigned cases. This position is also responsible for representing DCAMM 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.  This position investigates, prepares, and represents the Division with respect to enforcement actions involving debarments.

The Deputy General Counsel responds to state, county, and municipal requests for emergency waivers from public bidding laws in a timely manner. This position responds to the various inquiries from contractors, designers, public officials, state and municipal employees, investigators and the general public on all aspects of agency operations in a professional manner.

The Deputy General Counsel supervises outside counsel on various legal projects to ensure effective, efficient and economical legal services.



Requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of legal experience 
  • Significant experience in construction law
  • Significant experience in litigation
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to negotiate and draft 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 teams

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 one (2) years must have been in a 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.

Applicaton Process:

We encourages interested applicants that meet the minimum requirements for experience and skills to apply. Applicants are required to submit a resume within the MassCareers portal. 

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium 
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans 
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs 
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance 
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan 
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time 
  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities 
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options 
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs 
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities 
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. 

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59866470
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name: The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
  • Position Title: Deputy General Counsel - Construction/Procurement
  • Industry: Government
  • Role: General Counsel
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Juris Doctor
  • Min Experience: Minimum 6 years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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