SENIOR ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY - 40000113

Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US

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 www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

 

Legal

DATE POSTED:         

   

November 16, 2022

CLOSING DATE:           

 

December 14, 2022

SALARY MIN:  

 

$103,404.00

SALARY MAX:  

 

$186,128.00

POSITION NUMBER:        

    

40000113

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time


 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

This position performs complex professional work in the rendering of legal services to the Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS).  Represents DSS County in trial and appellate litigation.  Drafts and reviews legal documents. Prepares cases for trial, interviews witnesses and examines law and evidence.  Provides routine legal advice to DSS.   May attend DSS County Board meetings and render legal advice. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Must have thorough knowledge of  local government laws and administrative processes and thorough knowledge of social services laws.  Requires the ability to handle complex litigation and communicate effectively orally and in writing.  Must have thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, practices and references utilized in legal research; thorough knowledge of legal office procedures and practices; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with DSS and County officials, court officials, members of the bar, and the general public.  Must possess great interpersonal skills and the ability to easily relate and adjust to a variety of situations and personalities, and to communicate with staff at all levels of the organization

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

Graduation from an accredited school of law and seven years of experience in the practice of law. Experience in public law and six months of supervisory experience is preferred.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

 

Eligibility to practice law in the State of North Carolina.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

 

Experience in public law and six months of supervisory experience is preferred.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh