Assistant County Attorney I 02714 (Haverhill)

  • Haverhill, MA


: $157,450.00 - $157,450.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal

The Stafford County Attorney's Office is seeking a highly-motivated, teamwork orientated, and dependable entry-level local government attorney for the new full-time position of Assistant County Attorney I.. This is an entry-level position, but some exposure to or experience with Virginia local government law is desired. Work will be performed under the general supervision of senior level attorneys and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing legal support and attending some Board of Supervisors and other Board-appointed committee meetings; providing written and oral legal advice to County staff, boards, and commissions; drafting and reviewing resolutions, ordinances, purchase agreements, deeds for land acquisitions and easements, leases, contracts, and other agreements; handling day-to-day planning, zoning, public works, utilities, code enforcement, and purchasing related matters; and reviewing and advising on FOIA productions.. Examples of Duties: Providing written and oral legal advice to the Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator and staff, Constitutional officers and their staff, and boards, commissions, and committees appointed by the Board of Supervisors.. Representing the Board of Supervisors, the County, the County Administrator and staff, and Constitutional officers and staff in state or federal court, or before state or federal administrative agencies.. Drafting ordinances, resolutions, deeds, leases, contracts, agreements, and other legal documents.. Conducting legal research.. Preparing cases for hearing and/or trial, including, but not limited to: preparing, propounding, reviewing, and responding to discovery requests; preparing and arguing pleadings, motions, and briefs; and preparing, interviewing, deposing, examining, and cross-examining witnesses.. Performing other duties as assigned by the County Attorney and/or Deputy County Attorney.. Typical Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of Virginia local government law and local government matters, including, but not limited to: condemnation/eminent domain, local government taxation, the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, bankruptcy, land use, employment and personnel, public procurement, public water and sewer, local government finance, real estate, code enforcement, civil rights, and the Virginia State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act.. Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, and practices generally used in legal research.. Thorough knowledge of law office and local government practices and procedures.. Demonstrated ability to effectively present complex issues and ideas in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing.. Demonstrated ability to handle trial and appellate litigation in state and federal court, including complex litigation.. Demonstrated ability to work productively with elected and appointed local government officials, local government officers and employees, and state and federal court judges and staff.. Supplemental Information: Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar at the time of employment. Graduation from an accredited law school.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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