Assistant County Attorney II
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 departments as assigned and without direct supervision.
- Assumes direct responsibility for legal advice and representation of County staff and/or departments.
- Research, analyze and interpret legal documents and matters.
- Evaluate 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 legal documents including opinions, briefs, contracts, reports, correspondence, and other legal and non-legal documents.
- Exercise supervisory responsibilities, including performance appraisal, over assigned staff.
- 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 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 any assigned areas of responsibility.
- 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 three (3) years of legal experience, preferably including local government legal experience.