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Assistant Town Attorney

Category: Other
Description:
AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS CLASS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING THE TOWN ATTORNEY IN AREAS AS ASSIGNED. PERFORMS RESEARCH AND PREPARES OPINIONS OF VARIOUS LEGAL QUESTIONS PROPOSED BY TOWN DEPARTMENTS; DRAFTS ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS, MAY EXPLAIN THE FOREGOING TO THE TOWN BOARD AND ANSWERS QUESTIONS RELATING THERETO; ATTENDS MEETINGS OF THE PLANNING BOARD, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, AND OTHER TOWN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AS NECESSARY AND RENDERS IMMEDIATE LEGAL ADVICE WHEN NECESSARY; RENDERS LEGAL ADVICE TO TOWN DEPARTMENT HEADS; REPRESENTS THE TOWN IN STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS ON LEGAL MATTERS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TORT DEFENSE, PERSONNEL LAW, EMINENT DOMAIN, ENFORCEMENT OF TOWN ORDINANCES AND COLLECTIONS WORK; COORDINATE WITH OUTSIDE COUNSEL IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TOWN ATTORNEY; DRAFTS CONTRACTS, DEEDS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, POLICIES, LEASES, RELEASES, FRANCHISES AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE TOWN; ASSISTS IN PREPARATION OF THE DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET AND THE OVERSEEING OF EXPENDITURES; SUPERVISES LEGAL DEPARTMENT STAFF AND ATTENDS TOWN BOARD MEETINGS IN TOWN ATTORNEY'S ABSENCE; DRAFTS LEGAL DOCUMENTS AS NECESSARY; PERFORMS RELATED TASKS AS REQUIRED. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GRADUATION FROM AN ABA ACCREDITED LAW SCHOOL AND A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A PRACTICING ATTORNEY, WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR EXPERIENCE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW. MUST BE CURRENTLY LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA AND BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BAR. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: LICENSED, AND IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE NC STATE BAR, TO PRACTICE LAW IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. POSSESSION OF A VALID NORTH CAROLINA DRIVER’S LICENSE. HOW TO APPLY: APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON-LINE AT WWW.MOORESVILLENC.GOV/191/EMPLOYMENT-OPPORTUNITIES . RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A TOWN OF MOORESVILLE APPLICATION.
Employer: Town of Mooresville
Expires: 11/8/2019
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