Assistant County Attorney V, P3/housing

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$93,997.49 - $156,662.06 Annually
Posted
Nov 20, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Ref
21-02484
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The County Attorney's Office is seeking an attorney with high-quality legal knowledge and skills in the areas of complex, financial real estate transactions; negotiations and the drafting of transactional documents related to the development of affordable housing programs and proficiency in researching, writing, and public speaking.

The position entails a wide variety of challenging legal work in the Office of the County Attorney's P3/Housing Section. The successful applicant will have significant responsibility for protecting and promoting the county's interests in real estate transactions, public-private partnerships, and matters involving federal and local affordable housing programs. Duties include drafting, negotiation, and review of documents for a broad range of real estate matters - including acquisitions, development, dispositions, leasing, and financing - and representation of the county's affordable housing programs. The position will provide legal advice to the Board of Supervisors; the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority; the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development; and various county committees, boards, and agencies. Related work as required.

Fairfax County's Office of the County Attorney functions as in-house counsel to the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive, department heads, division directors, and other employees. Fairfax County is the largest jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than 1.1 million residents and more than 12,000 employees. Fairfax County government is widely recognized as a superior government organization. In 2020, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) announced that it had awarded its Certificate of Excellence to Fairfax County for the twelfth consecutive year. The county is among only 25 jurisdictions across the nation recognized by ICMA for this prestigious award - the organization's highest level of recognition.

Note: In order to be considered and as part of the application process, you must attach a writing sample to your application.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
License to practice law in the state of Virginia.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating long term ground leases, purchase and sale agreements, deeds of trust, and other documents related to the development and financing of affordable housing or other complex real estate transactions.
  • Experience with the federal regulations associated with affordable housing.
  • Excellent research, writing, and public speaking skills.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
  • The appointee to the position must complete a Statement of Economic Interest form prior to starting work.
  • 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.
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview. To be considered and as part of the application process, you must attach a writing sample to your application.

This job announcement is listed as "Open Continuous". Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be referred until the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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