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Job Details - Associate Counsel
State of Tennessee's Department of Children's Services
Jackson, TN
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Position Description:

Position: Associate Counsel

With: Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Office of General Counsel

Locations: Northwest Regional Office – Dresden, TN

         Southwest Regional Office – Jackson, TN


We are currently accepting resumes for an Associate Counsel position within Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Services, with two (2) positions available. One position will be housed in our Northwest Regional Office, with the other to be housed in our Southwest Regional Office. These positions are deemed executive service, and will be eligible for full state employee benefits. Working hours will be determined by applicable work load and need, but will adhere to hours agreed upon by the employee and supervisor. Salary will be based on qualifications and years of experience.

The Associate Counsel position requires representation of the Department of Children’s Services in various Judicial proceedings focusing on the area of child welfare law. It further requires consultation with and advisement of DCS staff in a number of areas that would require analysis of applicable law and DCS policies. It also includes responsibility for a variety of duties including drafting legal documents, preparation for hearings, reviewing and responding to subpoenas, and providing periodic trainings for DCS staff. Some travel is required for court appearances and various meetings. 

Required Experience:

You must be licensed to practice law in the Tennessee and in good standing with the Board of Professional Responsibility.

Contact Information
Joe Gentry
State of Tennessee's Department of Children's Services
615 306 0409
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How To Apply

To express your interest in these Associate Counsel positions, please send a resume to for the Northwest position or for the Southwest position by 10/14/20. For questions or additional information about these positions, you may contact Ms. Crawford or Ms. Spivey as well.