Alamance County is seeking an experienced lawyer to be its County Attorney. Appointed by the County Commissioners, the County Attorney reports to the County Manager and handles a wide variety of legal matters. The attorney works with a wide variety of stakeholders including the Board of County Commissioners, the County Manager, Sheriff, Register of Deeds, department heads, employees, and the public; and will aid the County in its service to a highly engaged community.
About the Department and Position Responsibilities:
The County Attorney’s office currently consists of the County Attorney, Assistant County Attorney, and Legal Assistant. The office also collaborates as needed with retained counsel on specialized matters.
The County Attorney’s office provides daily legal counsel to Board of County Commissioners, the County Manager, and County departments on nearly all aspects of the County’s work, represents the County in judicial and administrative proceedings, and along with other County appointed advisory boards.
The County Attorney participates in all aspects of legal work, including, but not limited to, reviewing contracts, advising on land use and zoning matters, negotiating settlements, and drafting and revising ordinances and policies. The successful candidate must be willing to learn new areas of the law and meet challenges, and adapt to change. Every day is different. The position is full time. The schedule is normal business hours, and in additional includes attendance at monthly evening Board of Commissioner meetings, and attendance at other county board meetings as necessary. Additionally, the County Attorney must be available to advise on emergency situations occurring outside of normal business hours. The County Attorney must exercise independent judgment and initiative and must communicate promptly, courteously, and clearly about County legal matters. Impeccable legal ethics and a commitment to fairness are essential.
- Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited school of law.
- Licensed to practice law in North Carolina in good standing.
- A minimum of ten (10) years practicing law, with a preference for local government experience.
To apply, visit www.alamance-nc.com to complete an application. Applicants must include a resume, three or more references, a cover letter succinctly describing their interest in the position, and a writing sample that represents their legal work. Applications should be submitted no later than December 15, 2021 to be considered, but the County considers the position open until filled.