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County Attorney

Company: Arlington County
Location: arlington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The appointee to this senior level position will provide legal services in a wide variety of local government law areas. The primary duties expected of this position focus on complex transactional matters including but not limited to intergovernmental agreements, leases, grant agreements, and renewable energy related agreements, among others. Alternatively, the position may focus on complex litigation, including but not limited to tort defense, administrative hearings, and other general civil defense matters in the state and federal courts of Virginia. he position is expected to function with limited supervision and requires comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of general and local government related Virginia law, and federal laws and regulations, including their relationship to the authority and functions of county government.

Additional responsibilities for this position include:

  • Reviewing and preparing agreements, contracts, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents, as well as preparing opinions for and rendering legal advice to the County Board, the County Manager, and County departments and staff;
  • Organizing, interpreting and applying difficult legal principles;
  • Analyzing and addressing complex legal problems using sound professional judgment, as well as excellent research and writing skills; and
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with public officials, staff, and the general public.
Selection Criteria

Minimum: A Juris Doctor from an accredited school of law, and significant experience in the practice of Virginia law. Must be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar.

Desirable: Preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Previous employment with a Virginia city or county government; and
  • Prior litigation experience in contract and tort base law.

Additional Information

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with significant telework opportunities. Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is required and a part of the application process for consideration for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Keywords: Arlington County, Arlington , County Attorney, Other , arlington, Virginia

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