Assistant County Attorney V

$89,146.93 - $148,577.73 yr
Jan 16, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time
The salary offer for this position will not exceed $108,000.00
This announcement is being re-advertised. Those applicants who previously applied, need not apply again.

Position is located in the General Law Section of the Office of the County Attorney. Represents the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive, department heads, division directors, and other employees and does related work as required. Solid litigation and trial experience required. Personally handles litigation in state and federal court and before state administrative agencies. The subject area responsibilities that may be assigned to attorneys within the General Law Section include county government powers and procedures and specialized subject matter areas such as erroneous tax assessment, bankruptcy, and utility rate regulation cases, procurement and legislative changes at the state and local levels. Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the sources of legal reference;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of law;
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and court decisions affecting the practice of the law at the county level;
  • Ability to learn Fairfax County ordinances and resolutions;
  • Ability to analyze facts and reach logical conclusions;
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates, County officials and the public.
Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to four years of experience in the practice of civil law in the employ of a municipal or county government, or acceptable equivalent experience. Litigation experience.

License to practice law in the state of Virginia.

All positions allocated to the County Attorney series are under the Fairfax County merit
system of personnel administration and are limited to full-time employment and preclude the
private practice of law. However, the phrase "private practice of law" does not include the
provision of pro bono public legal services in a pro bono legal services program approved by
the County Attorney and in accordance with the policy of the County Attorney governing
participation in an approved program. The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. May be required to lift up to 15 pounds. Physical requirements can be performed with or without accommodations.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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