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County Attorney

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Leon County BOCC

Tallahassee, FL 32313
19 Jul 2019
Annual Salary
The County Attorney provides and supervises legal services to the Board of County Commissioners, and such other County Departments, Boards, and agencies as specified by the Board of County Commissioners. The County Attorney reports directly to the Board of County Commissioners and serves at the Board's pleasure.

(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.) Provides legal services to the Board of County Commissioners, or as directed by the Board, to other County departments, advisory boards, committees, and agencies either personally, through staff attorneys, or by special outside counsel.Provides all legal services for County lawsuits, such as preparation and prosecution of cases, negotiations, trial strategy and appeals involving the County.Prepares, drafts, and reviews various County ordinances, resolutions, bond provisions, contracts, deeds, and other legal documents.Represents the County in highly complex litigation before the Courts. Advises the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator on all County legal matters, as well as County staff, boards, and agencies where and when appropriate.Advises Board-appointed Committees.Drafts legislation to provide for the interest of the County through lobbying efforts.Reviews statutory requirements for operating and financing local County government.Manages the daily operation of the County Attorney's Office, including assigning and reviewing casework of all staff attorneys working for the County, budgetary oversight, and work performed by non-legal staff.Is responsible for various legal department personnel matters including policies and procedures, hiring, discipline, training and development, performance appraisals, and other related activities.Performs other services as directed by the Board of County Commissioners.
(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) Extensive and thorough knowledge of the laws, codes, rules and regulations as they pertain to County government operations in the State of Florida.Ability to draft legal instruments, proposed legislation and legal opinions.Ability to exercise sound judgment in developing legal strategies for the County.Ability to establish and maintain a harmonious working relationship with the County Attorney's office and the Board of County Commissioners; the County Administrator; County staff; other County departments, boards, and agencies; other State and local governments; and the general public.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to make presentations to various size groups on legal issues facing the County.Ability to plan, assign and review the work of all staff attorneys and non-attorney support staff.Ability to use computer applications and software in the performance of job duties.
The work of the County Attorney consists of a wide variety of professional, administrative, and supervisory tasks, frequently of a complex nature. The work requires extensive coordination of efforts with the County Administrator, particularly in regard to anticipating and prioritizing County legal service needs in view of the policies established by the Commission, the priorities of the Commission, and requirements of various County departments and personnel.

Extensive internal and external customer contact.

Computer, various computer software programs, and vehicle.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily indoors.Involves frequent interaction with people.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Light, sedentary work. Ability to see, hear, talk.Ability to read and comprehend legal documents, statutes, ordinances; technical and professional journals and manuals, abstracts, and financial reports.Ability to write legal documents, business letters, summaries, opinions, etc. using prescribed formats.Ability to speak clearly and concisely relating information, details and procedures to laypersons; persuasive/extemporaneous speaking.Ability to speak in public.Ability to perform mathematical functions.DFWP/EOE/ADA MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor DegreeAdmission to the Florida Bar with current membership in good standingMinimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience in practicing law, including considerable experience in the practice of local government law to include expertise in local governmental law, litigation, ordinance drafting, resolution drafting, and advising boards and constitutional officersMust possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License Preferred Qualifications: Experience supervising or managing other attorneysFlorida county government experienceCertification in City, County, and Local Government Law is a plus Selection Guidelines:
Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference check, background check and drug testing.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt. Job reports directly to and is appointed by elected officials.
Leon County BBC offers an extensive benefit package for FULL TIME employee. Below are some of the highlights. Medical Insurance-Employer and Employee ContributionsVoluntary Dental InsuranceVoluntary Vision InsuranceFlexible Spending AccountsGroup Term Life Insurance-Employer PaidVoluntary Supplemental Life InsuranceVoluntary Long Term Disability InsuranceVoluntary Legal InsuranceVoluntary Individual Insurance Coverages with AFLAC & ColonialState of Florida Retirement Plan-Employer & Employee ContributionsVoluntary 457(b) Deferred Compensation Savings for RetirementRetirement Savings Match-for-employees earning less than $50,000Annual Leave AccrualSick Leave Accrual3 Personal DaysPaid Parental LeaveTuition Assistance ProgramEmployee Assistance ProgramLoans At Work Program Category: Legal , Keywords: County Attorney

Reference: 745068746

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