County Attorney

SMYTH COUNTY   Marion, VA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on September 4, 2021
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County Attorney
Full Time Position
Smyth County, Virginia

Under the general direction of the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator, provides legal advice and services to the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator. Responsible for all County legal services representing the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator in civil and governmental actions. Receives general supervision from the Board and the County Administrator on a day-to-day basis.

Qualifications: Juris Doctorate degree, with admission to the Virginia State Bar. Appropriate legal authorization to practice law before the Virginia State Supreme Court, and in Federal, District, and Appeals courts. Prefer experience related to government and public entities, including Social Services. Administrative, advisory, and governmental or business experience; demonstrated knowledge of proficient legal practices and the Code of Virginia as pertaining to County government in Virginia. Ability to plan, organize and present legal positions in a timely manner. Professional knowledge of civil, constitutional, administrative, contractual, real estate, tax, and civil rights laws. Considerable knowledge of modern legal practices relating to governmental law and its application to County governments in Virginia; and extensive knowledge of the philosophy and principles of courtroom protocol, conduct, and techniques. Exceptional oral and written communications skills; providing brief, concise, and definitive legal opinions in a timely manner. Confidentiality, good and mature judgment. Knowledge and ability to facilitate the effective outcome of the purpose of legal counsel in a public environment, providing a positive image of the County government. Ability to independently conduct legal research, formulate effective legal strategies, respond to and follow up on requests from the Board of Supervisors and County Administrator in a prompt and timely manner. Outstanding ability to maintain a harmonious working relationship with the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator, other employees, and the public. Agreement to work exclusively for the County, with no formal private practice. Agreement to reside in Smyth County within six months of successfully obtaining position. A valid Virginia driver's license required.

Starting Salary Range: DOQ with Full County Benefits

Deadline for submission: October 15, 2021