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Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Decatur, Georgia
Job Type:
Attorney
Position type:
Full Time
Industry
Legal Services
Practices
Government
Experience level:
5 - 7 Years
Education level:
Juris Doctor

Assistant County Attorney III

Provides legal services and counsel on matters of County business to the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Commissioners, and various department heads, and represents the County in civil court and administrative proceedings.  Duties vary within assigned department.

Job Term: Full-Time

Department: Law Department

Closing Date: 12/15/2016

Salary Range: $66,079 - $102,423

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Renders legal advice to CEO and department heads concerning federal and state laws, and offers solutions to legal issues.
  • Conducts complex and in depth research relevant to case load assignments for comprehensive review, evaluation, analyses, and case preparation purposes.
  • Interviews witnesses and reviews internal documents to investigate allegations made in lawsuits and prepare for defending lawsuits.
  • Reviews, interprets and negotiates contracts and other documents.
  • May write ordinances, resolutions and code amendments.
  • Makes recommendations for changes to policies, procedures and legislation relating to assigned department.
  • Writes County policies and procedures for CEO, Board of Commissioners or assigned department head.
  • Reviews and comments on legislation affecting procurement by assigned department.
  • Attends board meetings and work sessions to provide legal counsel.
  • Develops or evaluates strategies for handling cases or settlement negotiations.
  • Analyzes risks involved in litigation.
  • Represents County in all state and federal courts in all civil litigation.
  • Prepares and researches legal briefs pleadings, and other legal documents.
  • Responsible for reviewing, processing or assigning to appropriate personnel “open records” requests.
  • Makes trial and administrative hearing appearances, only as authorized and directed by the County Attorney.
  • Coordinates court and deposition appearances and legal document collection and review for and on behalf of departmental personnel of the assigned department.
  • Ensures County Attorney and Deputy County Attorney are fully advised on all legal matters.
  • Attends legal training seminars and reviews legal publications to stay informed of new trends.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Juris Doctorate degree; four years of experience as an attorney.  Must be a member of the Georgia State Bar Association.