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Deputy County Attorney

Lee County seeks an innovative solutions-oriented professional to join our team as Deputy County Attorney. This position works collaboratively with the County Attorney to performs advanced level professional and administrative work assisting the County Attorney with providing legal advice and services necessary to ensure compliance with the law, enforcing and protecting the County’s rights and interests in legal proceedings, preparing legal documents used in the transaction of county business, and providing administrative functions necessary to the daily operation of the Legal Department.  Work is performed under the direction of the County Attorney.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists the County Attorney in providing legal advice and services necessary to ensure compliance with the law, enforcing and protecting the County’s rights and interests in legal proceedings, preparing legal documents used in the transaction of county business.

Performs County Attorney duties in the absence of County Attorney.

Provides legal advice to all county departments and officials.

Conducts legal research; provides verbal and written opinions to the Board of Commissioners, County Manager, department heads and sheriff as directed by the County Attorney.

Participates in the development of County policies and procedures.

Drafts and negotiates contracts, inter-local agreements, memoranda of understanding, leases, deeds, correspondence, court filings and similar legal documents as directed by the County Attorney.

Attends meetings as needed of the Board of County Commissioners, other county-appointed boards and commissions, and meetings of county senior staff to provide legal opinions and advice concerning their proposed actions as needed.

Provides assistance as needed for the Department of Social Services attorney on cases related to child and adult protective services and child support. 

Monitors state and federal legislation as it relates to County Government.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires graduation from an accredited school of law and licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina and be in good standing with the North Carolina Bar Association. General legal knowledge of state and county statutes.  Knowledge of Administrative law and procedures and knowledge of state and federal appellate court rules.  Ability to perform legal writing; ability to practice in a trial setting.  Proficiency in computers and applicable software.  Three years of experience that includes performing professional legal work and serving as legal counsel within the public sector; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Must have or obtain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

 Please submit Lee County application, resume, and cover letter to Joyce McGehee, Human Resources Director at 408 Summit Drive/PO Box 1968, Sanford NC 27331. Position will remain open until filled. First review of applicants will be September 9, 2022. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply. Lee County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabling condition in employment opportunities. Pre-employment drug testing required.

Lee County seeks an innovative solutions-oriented professional to join our team as Deputy County Attorney. This position works collaboratively with the County Attorney to performs advanced level professional and administrative work assisting the County Attorney with providing legal advice and services necessary to ensure compliance with the law, enforcing and protecting the County’s rights and interests in legal proceedings, preparing legal documents used in the transaction of county business, and providing administrative functions necessary to the daily operation of the Legal Department.  Work is performed under the direction of the County Attorney.