Arlington, Virginia
$94,744.00 - $144,664.00 Annually
Jul 23, 2021
Aug 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
Note: This position may be under-filled as Assistant County Attorney I.

The appointee to this position will primarily provide legal services in relation to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA). The primary duties focus on providing analysis of records proposed for release in response to requests under the VFOIA; determining the applicability of exemptions to disclosure requirements for records in the possession or under the control of the County; and providing guidance and training to the County FOIA Officer, County departments and FOIA coordinators on VFOIA.

Additional duties for this position include:

  • Handling civil litigation before state and local courts in relation to the VFOIA, including mandamus hearings;
  • Maintaining current knowledge of the VFOIA and court cases and opinions relevant to it;
  • Organizing, interpreting and applying legal principles to analyze and address legal problems using sound professional judgment, as well as excellent research and writing skills;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with public officials, staff, and the general public;
  • Coordinating with departments on litigation hold requirements for litigation matters and claims, and electronic discovery issues; and
  • Coordinating with the County's record manager on records management matters.

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.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: A Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law and litigation experience.

Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • Previous employment with a Virginia city or county government; and
  • Experience with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

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.

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