Arlington County, Virginia
$119,662.40 - $182,748.80 Annually
Jun 01, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Full Time
Position Information
Note: This position may be filled as Assistant County Attorney II depending on qualifications - see salary information under Additional Information.

The appointee to this senior level position will provide legal services in a wide variety of local government law areas. The primary duties expected of this position focus on local government labor relations matters, collective bargaining with the County's bargaining units, and employment law. The successful applicant will counsel and represent the County in collective bargaining with the County's bargaining units. Duties will include reviewing and drafting collective bargaining agreements and advising the County Board and County Manager in labor negotiations as well such other employment law/personnel matters as may be assigned. The position is expected to function with limited 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.

Please note: The HR Director may approve consideration of candidates who are members of a Bar Association in a state other than Virginia, for specific, specialized County Attorney positions. For these approved positions, membership in the Virginia State Bar must be obtained within 6 months of hire.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • Previous employment with a Virginia city or county government;
  • Prior experience in collective bargaining, labor relations, and employment law; and
  • Prior experience litigating and participating in mediation related to personnel and labor relations matters.

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.

Covid-19 Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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