Transportation Attorney – Durham County, NC

Developmental Associates
September 1, 2022
Durham, United States of America
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510 Meadowmont Village Circle #299
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The thriving, innovative, and inclusive community of Durham County, North Carolina, operating under a Board of Commissioners-Manager form of government is seeking a driven and highly competent legal executive to serve as its first Transportation Attorney (TA). Reporting to the County Manager, this legal specialist will exclusively support the legal and administrative work of the County’s Transit/Transportation operations and projects and its Nondiscrimination Ordinance. The TA will have the unique opportunity to build a foundation for this newly created position – ideal for the person who is a self-starter committed to excellence. Reporting to the County Manager, the TA is a new and key position of the County Manager’s Senior Leadership team which includes five General Managers and a Chief of Staff. The County Manager will rely heavily on the TA to guide the legal and administrative work of the County’s Transit/Transportation Operations including but not limited to: Providing advice and counsel on transportation/transit matters; Working directly with the County Attorney’s office on any litigation pertaining to transportation/transit issues; Researching and drafting decisions in formal and informal proceedings relevant to any County transportation/transit issues; and, overseeing and advising the County Manager on Durham County Fleet management and related matters. The Durham County TA must have graduated from an accredited school of law and be licensed to practice law in North Carolina or have licensure reciprocity. Additionally, 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney performing high level legal and trial work with experience in municipal/county legal provisions, judicial procedure, rules of civil and criminal procedure, and rules of evidence is required. Experience with labor relations and the management and supervision of licensed attorneys is also required. Experience in Municipal/County or Public Law, Contract Law, Employment Law &/or Environmental Law with a strong litigation background and experience in the capacity of a City/County Attorney or with other public sector entities is preferred. The hiring range for this position is $120,000 - $130,000 depending on qualifications and experience. The maximum salary for this position is $186,128. Information about the County’s benefits can be viewed here. Residency within County limits is required within 12 months of employment. To apply, please visit and click on the Transportation Attorney – Durham County, NC title. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the County Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants must apply by October 1, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on November 9-10, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected]. Durham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.