General Counsel

University of Nevada
February 10, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154, United States
Posted: 2020-02-07
Position Title: General Counsel
Company Name: University of Nevada
Sector: Other
Job Type: Full-time

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Contracts Counsel, UNLV Office of General Counsel [R0119161].

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 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. For more information, visit us on line at:

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

The 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.

This position requires graduation from an ABA accredited law school and admission to practice law in any jurisdiction. Required professional experience:

  1. Minimum three (3) years contractual and transactional experience.
  2. Licensed to practice law and current or prospective member of the Nevada State within twelve (12) months of employment.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualifications:

  1. At least five (5) years related professional experience.
  2. Nevada public agency experience.
  3. Representation of a K-12 or higher educational institution, board, agency or system.
  4. Nevada State Public Works Board practice.
  5. Federal contracting experience.
  6. Public agency purchasing / procurement practice.
  7. Software/intellectual property contracts experience.
  8. Construction/real estate development contract experience.

Must be available to travel occasionally and to work weekends/evenings, as required.

$97,850.00 - $114,802.11, depending on experience and preferred qualifications. Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

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. 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.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately. 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

UNLV 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 requisition number, "R0119161" 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.

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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