Assistant County Attorney III
Performs professional legal work within the County Attorney's Office.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time. All attorneys in the County Attorney’s Office are at will employees and serve at the pleasure of the County Attorney.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Provide legal advice to County staff and a variety of departments as assigned and without direct supervision.
- Assumes direct responsibility for legal advice and representation of County staff, departments, Board of County Commissioners and other Elected Officials.
- Exercises supervision over assigned areas and staff.
- Research, analyze and interpret legal documents and matters.
- Evaluate complex legal issues; advise appropriate County personnel on recommended or required courses of action; issue legal opinions on behalf of the County; assist County staff and departments with legal inquiries or problems.
- Maintain caseload of pending matters and represent the County’s interests in legal disputes; to include case and trial preparations, witness interviews, discovery, and presenting cases in Court.
- Draft and interpret complex legal documents including opinions, briefs, contracts, reports, correspondence, and other legal and non-legal documents.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Thorough knowledge of and skill in statutory interpretation and legal research, analyses and writing.
- Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, and procedures regarding any assigned areas of responsibility.
- Organization and supervisory skills.
- Ability to exercise sound and professional judgment in conformance with County policies and procedures and ethical principles including discretion, critical, insightful, and analytical consideration of issues confronting the County Attorney’s Office and all other County Boards, departments and staff.
- Must possess a high level of maturity and a professional approach to issues and problems, must show patience and tolerance when working through the multitude of issues within a fast paced environment.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution and a minimum of 10 years of legal experience, and experience in local government law.