ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$112,819.20 - $172,307.20 Annually
Posted
Aug 27, 2021
Closes
Sep 25, 2021
Ref
9701-22B-CAO-HQ
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Note: This position may be filled as Assistant County Attorney III, II or I depending on qualifications - see salary information under Additional Information.

The appointee to this position will provide legal services in a wide variety of local government law areas. The primary duties expected of this position focus on complex transactional matters, or alternatively, employment and labor law. The position is expected to function with general 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.

Additional responsibilities for this position 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: 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.

  • Attorney III and Attorney II: Significant experience with complex transactional matters including but not limited to transactions for municipal finance and affordable housing loan and financing; intergovernmental agreements, leases, grant agreements, and renewable energy related agreements, among others. Alternatively, significant experience in employment and labor law, including but not limited to issues related to FMLA, FLSA, grievances, retirement benefits, EEO complaints, application of the County's internal administrative policies and procedures, and interpretation and application of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Attorney I: Some experience in transactional matters, or alternatively, employment and labor law as described above.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • Handling administrative investigations and hearings;
  • Previous employment with a Virginia city or county government; and
  • Previous experience in complex transactional deals.

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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