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County Attorney

Closes On: December 31, 2021 at 04:30 PM EST

Department: Administration
Job Status: Full-Time
Status: Until Filled
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Job Description

Serves as General Counsel to the County, its Authorities, Boards and Departments including:  Public Service Authority, Department of Social Services, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, Library, Community Development, Registrar, Finance, Economic Development Authority, Taxation, Constitutional Offices and Parks and Recreation.

Works under the broad policy guidance of the Board of Supervisors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Legal advice regarding such matters as employment, contracts, purchasing, compliance, taxation, voting, parliamentary procedure, including budgets, finance, contracts, insurance, audits, federal, state and local compliance, drafting of proposed legislation and ordinances; zoning, subdivision, land use, building and construction, voting, taxation, bonds, parliamentary procedure and bylaws, FOIA, hire and manage outside counsel, handling various county litigation, and the like.
  • Attend board meetings and act as counsel and parliamentarian.
  • Litigate County matters as required in all courts.
  • Recommends for adoption by the Board of Supervisors and/or Board of Directors such measures as County Attorney may deem necessary or expedient.
  • Prepares and submits to Board of Supervisors and/or Board of Directors such reports as may be required by that body or as the County attorney may deem it advisable to submit.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of Virginia Law, local government law, Virginia state statutes relating to municipal affairs; considerable knowledge of laws relating to the purchase of goods and services, contracting, labor, employment, land use, environment and traffic; working knowledge of modern policies and practices of municipal law and public administration;
  • Skill in preparing briefs and other legal documents; skill in operating the listed tools and equipment;
  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive legal documents; ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, County officials, the court system, and the general public; ability to efficiently and effectively administer a municipal legal department;
  • Ability to effectively litigate cases in court and before various administrative boards. 

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Additional Information

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate in law; and ten (10) years of experience as a practicing attorney, and at least five years as counsel to Virginia local government, preferably as the chief or deputy legal officer to the locality.

 Additional Requirement:

Active, valid license to practice law in Virginia and a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar and valid Virginia State driver's license.