The Town of Bedford, VA seeks well qualified candidates for its Town Attorney position. The position is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Town Council. The Town Attorney provides legal services as directed by the Town Council including, but not limited to: attendance at all Town Council meetings; rendering formal and informal opinions; recommending appropriate legal changes in the Town Code, regulations, and policies; advising of changes in law which affect the Town; drafting ordinances, leases and other legal documents as necessary; handling real estate matters (including necessary title examinations, negotiations, and closings) as necessary; prosecuting and defending lawsuits as directed; and providing advice and direction on matters related to the Freedom of Information Act and applicable conflict of interest standards.
A juris doctor degree from an American Bar Association approved law schools is required. A minimum of five years of experience in the practice of municipal law is strongly preferred. Applicants must be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar and licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The position requires thorough understanding of legal and operating principles related to contract law, real estate, zoning, public financial management, procurement, and electric utility service.
The hiring range for the position is dependent upon qualifications and experience (although the position has recently been budgeted at a level of $50,000 per year). This is a part-time position that will ultimately be governed by terms of a contract of employment to be negotiated between the successful candidate and Town Council.
The position is open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 1, 2021. For further information call or text Mayor Tim Black at (540)425-2030.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to the attention of Mayor Tim Black, 215 East Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523 (or via email at email@example.com).