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Contracts Counsel

Company: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: August 5, 2022

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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, , United StatesPosted: 2022-07-15Position Title: Contracts CounselCompany Name: University of Nevada, Las VegasSector: OtherThe University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Contracts Counsel, UNLV Office of General Counsel [R0131865]ROLE of the POSITIONThe Office of General Counsel at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas seeks a Contracts Counsel. Under the general direction of the General Counsel, the Contracts Counsel will provide complex professional legal services to the administration of the University, particularly the Department of Purchasing and Contracts. Responsibilities to include drafting, developing and negotiating complex purchasing related contracts, including construction contracts, for the campus, as well as non-standard revenue and other contracts; draft and maintain templates for standard contracts, requests for proposals/qualifications, other solicitations, supplier forms and other related documents; provide assistance to Department of Purchasing and Contracts with content for bids and other solicitations; develop and maintain templates, forms and other content for self-help contracting web page; contribute to policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation of Department of Purchasing and Contracts; assure compliance with all state and federal laws, as well as University and Nevada System of Higher Education requirements in procurement process and related contracting. Concurrent private practice is prohibited.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThis position requires graduation from an ABA accredited law school and admission to practice law in any jurisdiction. Required professional experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years contractual and transactional experience as a licensed attorney.
  • Licensed to practice law and current or prospective member of the State Bar of Nevada within twelve (12) Months of employment. Limited Practice certifications under Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.1 will not be accepted. Special consideration will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualifications:
    • At least five (5) years related professional experience.
    • Nevada public agency experience.
    • Representation of a K-12 or higher educational institution, board, agency or system.
    • Nevada State Public Works Board practice.
    • Federal contracting experience.
    • Public agency purchasing / procurement practice.
    • Software/intellectual property contracts experience.
    • Construction/real estate development contract experience. Must be available to travel occasionally and to work weekends/evenings, as required.COMMITMENT to DIVERSITYThe successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.SALARY RANGE$97,850.00 - $114,802.11, depending on experience and preferred qualifications. Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.
      • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
      • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
      • No state income tax
      • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
      • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
      • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents PERKS
        • Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)
        • Employee recognition and appreciation programs
        • UNLV athletics ticket discounts
        • Employee discount at
        • Statewide employee purchase program discounts
        • discounts on and off campus
        • for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
        • Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles HOW TO APPLYSubmit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.This position will remain open until filled. Materials should be addressed to Ms.Sepi Sayedna, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or .SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATESUNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, R0131865 in the search box.If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.PROFILE of the UNIVERSITYFounded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future forLas Vegas and Nevada.For more information, visit us online at: EEO/AA STATEMENTThe University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. TITLE IX STATEMENTThe University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University's commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both. Information pertaining to the University's grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the webpage.SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENTUNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. is available online.JOB CATEOGRYAdministrative FacultyExemptYesFull-Time Equivalent100.0%Required Attachment(s)Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Posting Close Date12/31/2022Note to ApplicantThis position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process. As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks. For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment. All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.PI186000331

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