This is a full-time position and receives all benefits afforded to regular employees.
Summary: The purpose of this classification is to perform professional legal work, to include conducting legal research, handling litigation, preparing documents required for litigation purposes, and assisting in providing legal advice/counsel.
Essential Job Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Assists in managing office in absence of County Attorney; provides direction, training, guidance and assistance to employees; coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work, inspects completed work, and troubleshoots problem situations.
- Prepares, reviews, and amends contracts, agreements, and other legal documents; approves form of contracts and agreements; negotiates terms and conditions of documents; provides legal advice on interpretation of terms and conditions of contracts/agreements; enforces or assists in enforcing terms and conditions.
- Prepares and amends ordinances, policies, and resolutions; provides legal advice and counsel on interpretation of ordinances, policies, and resolutions; enforces or assists in enforcing ordinances, policies, and resolutions.
- Conducts legal research; locates, reviews, interprets, and provides legal advice and counsel regarding applicable federal, state, and local laws, including regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Provides legal counsel on property issues; reviews title searches; prepares deeds; negotiates property transactions; reviews and interprets plats and surveys; prepares closing documents for property transactions; conducts closing of real estate transactions; prepare metes and bounds property descriptions; submits legal notices to advertise property sales.
- Prepares documentation pertaining to voters’ rights; prepares and submits changes to electoral procedures to Department of Justice for pre-clearance; documents organization and evaluation; reviews voter ballot propositions; advises and represents Board of Elections in election protests; assists in resolving problems.
- Represents Glynn County, elected officials, constitutional officers, boards, commissions, and committees in all aspects of civil and quasi-criminal litigation in state/federal courts and with administrative agencies; responds to and propounds law suits; conducts discovery; prepares motions, briefs, orders, and jury instructions; works with, directs, and negotiates with outside counsel; documents organization and evaluation; plans trial strategy; proposes and considers settlements; presents cases in courts.
- Reviews and investigates claims; negotiates with parties to resolve claims; conducts internal investigations of subject sensitive complaints; tracks claims and handling of claims.
- Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed. Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience: Juris Doctorate required; supplemented by 5 months previous experience and/or training involving local government law; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain membership in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia, Southern District of Georgia Court, and Georgia Superior Courts.
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