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Assistant County Attorney

Assistant County Attorney

York County Government

We invite you to apply to join our team as a full-time (40 hours per week), exempt Assistant County Attorney. The essential functions of this position will be to assist and provide legal advice and counsel for the County in all phases of County representation and in civil litigation in State and Federal courts, to assist and report to the Deputy County Attorney and County Attorney in advising and assisting County Council, County Boards and Commissions, Elected Officials, and as circumstances require to assist County Departments with legal questions, issues and problems. Additionally, this position will require you to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County Management and Departments, Elected Officials, Judges within the County, other court personnel, law enforcement agencies, County personnel, the general public and other related legal authorities. You may also be required to attend meetings scheduled by County Management or County Departments, as approved by the Deputy County Attorney or County Attorney.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; required to attend board and commission meetings on a regular basis outside of the standard hours. Overnight travel may be needed on an occasional basis.

Compensation: Salary is determined based on education and experience.

Benefits: participation in the State Retirement system, comprehensive medical benefits, sick, vacation and holiday pay.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Provides professional legal advice and counsel for the County in all phases of County operations and in litigation in both civil and criminal courts, including appearing in trial and appellate courts, conducting mediations, and engaging in settlement conferences.

-Reviews assigned cases, researches and briefs the legal issues, and develops effective legal strategies.

-Through appropriate legal action, enforces various County Ordinances including, but not limited to animal control, zoning, stormwater management, utility regulatory matters, public nuisances, and littering.

-Represents the County in various litigation actions including, but not limited to, road closure hearings, quiet title actions, stormwater actions, appeals from commission and/or board decisions, and eminent domain proceedings.

-Performs legal research in many areas of the law, including the interpretation and applicability of local, state, and federal laws and judicial procedures.

-Attends County Council meetings and various County committee meetings as a legal advisor.

-Advises various departments and agencies on general county procedures and specific job-related matters, and in matters involving governmental services provided to citizens by internal County departments.

-Drives to and attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions using personal or County vehicle.

-Reviews materials to maintain licensure and to become and remain current on the principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.

-Performs related work as assigned.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Job Function : General

Contact Info : Susan Whitaker, Talent Acquisition Manager -
Ashley Fay, Deputy Director of Human Resources -

Expiration Date : 12/31/2024

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