Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: DURHAM, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit




DATE POSTED:         


February 6, 2024

CLOSING DATE:           


March 5, 2024



$104,401 - $140,879










An employee in this position provides legal counsel and representation to County Departments in civil litigation, administrative proceedings, etc.; Represents, or assists in the representation of, Durham County in trial and appellate litigation; Drafts and reviews legal documents. Prepares cases for trial, interviews witnesses, and examines law and evidence. Additionally, an employee in this position will provide routine legal advice to various County Boards, Commissions, and Department Heads; may be requested to attend board/commission meetings as needed. Performs related tasks as required.


The chosen candidate will be primarily responsible for providing full time legal representation to County Departments and its staff, which would include court appearances, consultation, advice, research, drafting legal documents, and other ordinary legal services for the various agencies. 


Seeking a progressive, energetic, responsive, politically astute, and confident person.  The ideal candidate will thrive in a high pressure, fast-paced, dynamic, and changing environment with constantly shifting priorities.


Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy County Attorney. 




  • Rendering routine legal advice on a daily basis to all officers, departments, and agencies of the County;
  • Litigating claims filed against the County and County officials;
  • Preparing cases for trial, interviewing witnesses, examining law and evidence;
  • Representing the County in trial and appellate litigation;
  • Drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, proposed legislation, contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal documents;
  • Conducting extensive legal research and preparing legal documents;
  • Conducting legal training as needed;
  • Performs related tasks as required.




  • Must demonstrate or possess thorough knowledge of administrative processes, general case, statutory, and common laws;
  • Must demonstrate or possess thorough knowledge of judicial and quasi-judicial procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to express conclusions and arguments effectively and logically both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze facts and evidence;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, court officials, members of the bar and the general public; and
  • Must possess great interpersonal skills, work effectively in stressful environments, have the ability to easily relate and adjust to a variety of situations and personalities and to effectively communicate with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge and experience in litigation and local government law.




Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a recognized law school, and six months to two years’ experience in the practices of law, some of which is in municipal work.




Membership in good standing in the North Carolina Bar as a licensed, practicing Attorney.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh