ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
See Position Description
Posted
Jun 10, 2022
Closes
Jul 15, 2022
Ref
9701-22D-CAO-HQ
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Note: These positions may be filled as Assistant County Attorney I, II or III depending on qualifications - see salary information under Additional Information.

Arlington County Attorney's Office is seeking to fill the following Assistant County Attorney positions to provide legal services in a wide variety of local government areas:

Assistant County Attorney III
The appointee to this senior level position will primarily support the Department of Environmental Services, with a focus on transportation, public utilities, storm water management, issues related to the County's Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance, solid waste, and public procurement related to these areas. Duties will include matters as may be assigned. The position is expected to function with limited supervision and requires comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of general and local government related Virginia law, and federal laws and regulations, including their relationship to the authority and functions of county government.

Assistant County Attorney II
The appointee to this position is expected to function with supervision and requires knowledge of general and local government related Virginia law, and federal laws and regulations, including their relationship to the authority and functions of county government. The position is expected to perform legal research and prepare opinions on various legal issues, handle civil litigation before local courts and administrative bodies, and draft ordinances, resolutions, agreements, and other legal documents.

Additional responsibilities for BOTH positions include:

  • Reviewing and preparing agreements, contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents, as well as preparing opinions for and rendering legal advice to the County Board, the County Manager, and County departments and staff;
  • Organizing, interpreting and applying difficult legal principles;
  • Analyzing and addressing complex legal problems using sound professional judgment, as well as excellent research and writing skills; and
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with public officials, staff, and the general public.

Selection Criteria
Minimum for both positions: A Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law, and significant experience in the practice of Virginia law. Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Desirable for Assistant County Attorney III: Preference will be given to applicants one or more of the following:

  • Previous employment with a Virginia city or county government; and/or
  • Significant experience with, but not limited to, transportation, public works, and agreements and procurement for complex capital projects.

Desirable for Assistant County Attorney II: Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • Previous employment with a Virginia city or county of government; and/or
  • Litigation experience.

Special Requirements
A letter of application is required. Please use the space in the supplemental questionnaire or attach a cover letter to your application that addresses how your education, training and experience meet the SELECTION CRITERIA as stated in the job announcement Minimum and Desirable Qualifications as well as the statements in the Desirable section of the job announcement. Please be specific regarding your role and responsibilities in relevant positions; also indicate the employer(s) where experience was gained.

Covid-19 Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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