We are seeking qualified and enthusiastic candidates to fill the role of County Attorney for Fauquier County Government!
We offer a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, & prescription coverage, annual, sick, & personal leave, Virginia Retirement System pension plan, 457B individual retirement plan, free health care through our Fauquier County Employee Wellness Center & so much more!
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
The Fauquier County Attorney is appointed by and under the general direction of the Board of Supervisors. Performs complex professional and administrative work, providing legal and litigation assistance to the County’s boards, commissions, departments, Constitutional Officers and agencies. Oversees the operation of the County Attorney’s Office and supporting staff. Makes independent decisions. Reports to the Board of Supervisors and works in partnership with the County Administrator.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Responding to legal inquiries; rendering legal assistance and opinions; litigating cases; drafting policies, procedures, ordinances, contracts and legal documents; conducting real estate closings; maintaining records and files; preparing reports.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of local government law, Virginia state laws and court decisions; thorough knowledge of legal research and the investigation, preparation and presentation of cases for trial; thorough knowledge of legal office procedures, practices and methods; ability to plan and direct work of others; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to handle difficult trial and appellate litigation; ability to prepare and render legal opinions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, Court officials, members of the bar and the general public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Applicant must have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in law from an accredited law school and at least 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney with at least 5 years as a counsel to a Virginia local government.
Admitted to practice law in and before all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Member of Virginia State Bar. Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.