Deputy County Attorney (Supervising Attorney - Appointed) - Department of Law

Gwinnett County

  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • $114,360-154,386 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Class Summary

SALARY
$114,360 - $154,386

THE DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
The Law Department is comprised of a County Attorney, Deputy County Attorney(s), Senior Assistant County Attorneys, and a professional legal clerical staff. The County Attorney reports directly to the Board of Commissioners and is the legal advisor and representative of the County.

THE POSITION
The Deputy County Attorney position is under the general supervision of the County Attorney.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Juris Doctorate and ten (10) or more years of experience;
  • Member in good standing of the Georgia Bar and admitted to practice in the Superior Courts of Georgia, Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia and other courts as necessary; and
  • Significant local government experience, with an emphasis on economic development, real estate and land use matters, is required.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Knowledge of:
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Court procedures;
  • Research methods.
Skill in:
  • Operating a computer and applicable software;
  • Applying laws, rules and regulations;
  • Analyzing complex information;
  • Mediating conflict;
  • Organizing and presenting cases for trial;
  • Preparing legal documents;
  • Presenting legal arguments in support of legal positions;
  • Conducting trials, hearings, and proceedings;
  • Conducting legal research;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Provide general administrative legal counsel to County officers including the Board of Commissioners, County Administrator, Department Directors, Authorities, Boards, Constitutional Officers, various court and judicial officers connected with the County judicial system, and County employees in their official capacities;
  • Represent the County in litigation including zoning, civil rights, personal injury, contracts, condemnations, and personnel actions;
  • Prepare and review a variety of legal documents, offerings, and requests for information, which may include: motions, pleadings, memoranda, agreements, defense claims, writs of habeas corpus, legal opinions, petitions, special actions, briefs, subpoenas, contractual agreements, petitions, and/other related information;
  • Conduct a variety of legal research, analysis, and document preparation related to cases, statutes, records, and related information to determine applicable arguments and potential case outcomes;
  • Prepare legal opinions;
  • Negotiate, draft and approve contracts;
  • Review agenda items;
  • Consult with and advise County elected officials, appointed officials, employees, witnesses, and/or other interested parties on proper legal procedures;
  • Respond to inquiries from law enforcement personnel, county employees, elected officials, the general public, the media, and/or other interested parties;
  • Appear in court to participate in litigation activities, which may include; trying cases, selecting juries, arguing motions, and/or performing other related activities.
  • Monitor litigation assigned to retained counsel.
Benefits Offered
  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • HSA/HRA available
  • Basic, Optional and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • On-site Medical Wellness Center
  • Holidays: 12 holidays per year
  • Annual leave (vacation): 13 days accrual per year
  • Sick leave: 13 days accrual per year
  • Immunizations (Flu Shots, Tetanus, etc.)
  • Wellness Incentive Programs
  • Annual Wellness Fair
  • Financial Education Programs
  • Funeral Leave
  • Longevity pay after 3 years (full-time status)
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 2 years (full-time status)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished
  • Employee discount programs
  • Retirement Benefits include:
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Employees can choose a contribution rate of 2.5%, 5.0%, or 7.5%
  • Gwinnett County will contribute 7.0% of your pensionable earnings per pay period.
  • An employee is fully vested in 5 years. An employee can retire if he/she has reached the age of 55 and the sum of his/her age and years of service equals 65.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • If you contribute at least 2.5% of your base pay to the 457(b) plan, Gwinnett County will contribute an additional 1% to your Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (this is in addition to the 7% described above).
Benefits Offered:
  • Health, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • HSA/HRA available
  • Basic, Optional and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • On-site Medical Wellness Center
  • Holidays: 12 holidays per year
  • Annual leave (vacation): 13 day accrual per year
  • Sick leave: 13 day accrual per year
  • Immunizations (Flu Shots, Tetanus, etc.)
  • Wellness Incentive Programs
  • Annual Wellness Fair
  • Financial Education Programs
  • Funeral Leave
  • Longevity Pay after 3 years (full-time status)
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 2 years (full-time status)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Uniforms and equipment furnished
  • Employee discount programs
  • Retirement Benefits include:
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Employees can choose a contribution rate of 2.5%,5.0%, or 7.5%
  • Gwinnett County will contribute 7.0% of your pensionable earnings per pay period.
  • An employee is fully vested in 5 years. An employee can retire if he/she has reached the age of 55 and the sum of his/her age and years of service equals 65.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • If you contribute at least 2.5% of your base pay to the 457(b) plan, Gwinnett County will contribute an additional 1% to your Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (this is in addition to the 7% described above).

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