Staff Attorney

Pender County Government
Published
December 13, 2022
Location
805 S. Walker St., Burgaw, North Carolina
Category
Billing Address
PO Box 5
First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Miller
Phone Number
910-259-1522
Closing Date
01/15/2023

Description

PLEASE APPLY ON COMPANY WEBSITE: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pendercountync

General Definition of Work  

Performs complex professional and administrative work in overseeing the legal affairs of the County. Provides legal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager, County HR, County Finance, as well as other county departments as needed. Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Manager or his/her designee.  

The Staff Attorney will be responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the County.  The Staff Attorney will provide legal advice and counsel to County staff, the Board of Commissioners, and other County boards and commissions across a wide variety of legal areas.  The Staff Attorney will also review and draft contracts, ordinances, and other documents.  The Staff Attorney will represent the County in court; supervise outside counsel, and otherwise perform professional legal services and related administrative work for the County.  This role requires a deep understanding of federal, state, and local laws and court decisions that impact the County.  Work requires the use of sound professional judgment in counseling and advising parties; interpreting and applying laws and regulations; giving presentations; and reading, writing, and interpreting legal documents.   

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Salary

Starting salary: $120,347.03 anually

Qualifications

Knowledge of local ordinances, torts, contracts, civil rights, administrative process, and real property; thorough knowledge of, and the ability to properly interpret, apply, and make decisions in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and court decisions affecting counties; Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative, technical, and legal reports and documents, Comprehensive knowledge of the philosophies, principles, and practices of public personnel administration, Experience and capacity to engage in litigation on behalf of County including an understanding of judicial and quasi-judicial procedure and rules of evidence, Demonstrated competency with methods of legal research, particularly as related to local ordinance; Ability to maintain effective working relationships with County officials, court officials, members of the bar and the general public; Ability to handle complex trial and appellate litigation. Demonstrated ability to oversee outside counsel; Ability to negotiate settlements and other contracts. 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a law school of recognized standing and experience as a practicing attorney.  Prefer experience working with governing boards of counties or other local government entities. 

Special Requirements

  • North Carolina State Bar License. 
  • Successful completion of State Bar required hours of annual CLE credits. 
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License.