Assistant Town Attorney
The Town of Front Royal seeks an Assistant Town Attorney. The successful candidate will assume a supporting role in providing legal services to the Town Council and to other public bodies and departments of the Town on a broad range of matters, with primary responsibility for enforcement of Town Code provisions, various areas of transactional work, and for FOIA compliance. The position will function under the general supervision of the Town Attorney and requires strong interpersonal and written communication skills along with knowledge and understanding of Virginia general and local government law and their application to the functions of government, and of court rules and procedures. The attorney will be expected to perform legal research and prepare memoranda on relevant issues, draft contracts, agreements, deeds, leases, easements, ordinances, resolutions, and other legal documents, and to prosecute violations of the Town Code. A successful applicant will be a licensed member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar with 3-5 years’ experience in the general practice of law, with local government law practice preferred.
The hiring range for this position is $67,437 – $87,651 annually and is negotiable dependent upon experience and qualifications. We ask that applicants with less than ten (10) years in the practice of law submit a law school transcript along with their application. The Town offers excellent benefits to include automatic enrollment in the Virginia Retirement System; health, vision, dental and wellness benefits; paid time off; 14 paid holidays; disability and life insurances, and tuition assistance. The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.