JOB: Iowa Lottery - Vice President, General Counsel



 Salary Range: $97,073.60 - $138,008.00 Annually

 Closing Date: August 21, 2019

Point of Contact: Deb Bassett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Job Description: This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Lottery Authority. Candidates must follow the instructions in the “To Apply” section.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise.

We are the IOWA Lottery The Iowa Lottery was created in 1985 to provide entertainment and prizes to players while responsibly raising billions of dollars for state programs that benefit all Iowans. Since inception, Iowa Lottery players have won more than $4.3 billion in prizes while generating more than $1.9 billion in proceeds for state programs. The record success of the Iowa Lottery is built upon a foundation of operational integrity, innovative and entertaining products, a network of over 2,400 statewide retailer licensees, and a team of Iowans who work every day to deliver on the Lottery’s promise to Iowa. The key to the Lottery’s continued success is hiring talent that embraces the organization’s core values of integrity and innovation while responsibly achieving revenue goals for the State of Iowa.

The Iowa Lottery is seeking an experienced, public-minded, motivated and energetic legal professional to join its senior management team as Lottery Vice President, General Counsel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The General Counsel reports to the CEO and advises senior management on legal matters; reviews internal policies/practices to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements; identifies/analyzes legal issues, presents clear recommendations, and assists in formulating/implementing business strategies, internal policies, and external communications to ensure compliance/minimize legal exposure.

Researches legal sources (e.g., statutes, administrative rules, case law, treatises, and legal journals) to form a basis for opinions and based thereon, give advice/makes recommendations as to acceptable courses of action; views/drafts legislative proposals and tracks those that may affect the department.

Conducts administrative rulemaking activities; drafts/files administrative rules and serves as the liaison with the Governor's Office and legislative Administrative Rules Review Committee; tracks rulemaking activities that may affect the Authority.

As in-house counsel, consults and coordinates litigation matters with the office of the Iowa Attorney General and other outside counsel.

Prepares/reviews contracts with vendors/agencies working for, or with, the Iowa Lottery.

Drafts proposed legislation and Iowa Lottery administrative rules.

Conducts and/or coordinates investigations on administrative proceedings and investigations and recommends appropriate levels of discipline; prepares and/or presents the Authority’s case in administrative hearings; serves as the Authority’s representative during collective bargaining to ensure management's interests are communicated and protected.

Prepares resolutions as requested by the CEO for Iowa Lottery Board review. Prepares correspondence relating to a variety of issues, including but not limited to, the preparation of opinions, legislative reports, briefs, other legal documents.

Assists in legislative efforts on behalf of the Authority; attends legislative hearings and advises on the preparation of supporting documentation/fact sheets for legislators.

Oversees the Iowa Lottery's document retention program.

Minimum Qualifications Requirements: Graduation from an accredited law school; admission to the practice of law in the state of Iowa, and experience equal to at least five years of full-time work in the practice of law to include practice experience in two or more of the following areas of concentration: administrative law, corporate/commercial law, employment law, trial or appellate law.

The selected candidate must pass a full background check (Class L-1) conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety in accordance with Iowa Code 99G.10.

Consistent with Iowa Code 99G.10, the selected candidate must be approved by the Iowa Lottery Chief Executive Officer and the Iowa Lottery Authority Board.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and your resume via email to Deb Bassett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your cover letter and resume must be received by close of business on August 21, 2019


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