ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY I

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jun 09, 2017
Closes
Jun 23, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY I Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/22/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $71,572.80 - $109,345.60 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       The appointee to this position will primarily provide legal services in relation to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA).

The primary duties for this position are the following:
 
  • Providing analysis of records proposed for release in response to requests under the VFOIA;
  • Determining the applicability of exemptions to mandatory release requirements for records in the possession or under the control of the County; and
  • Providing guidance and training to the County FOIA Officer and County departments' FOIA coordinators on VFOIA.
The County Attorney I will litigate matters concerning VFOIA before state and local courts and is required to maintain current knowledge of the VFOIA and court cases and opinions relevant to it. The employee will coordinate with departments on litigation hold requirements for litigation matters and claims, and on electronic discovery issues, and with the County's Record Manager on records management issues. The County Attorney I will also provide additional legal services including procurement; review and preparation of contracts, deeds, and other documents; ordinance drafting; and the general legal services on behalf of the County.

Under the direction of the Arlington County Attorney, the employee will apply 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 ideal candidate will be well- organized, experienced in the interpretation and application of legal principles; the ability to analyze and address legal problems using sound professional judgment; excellent research and writing skills; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, staff, and the general public is essential.
 
 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: A Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law. Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Desirable:
  • Previous employment with a Virginia city or county government;
  • Experience with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act; and
  • Previous litigation experience is preferred.

 Special Requirements: Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached to further present your qualifications, however, it will not substitute for the completed application.