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Legal Counsel

Company: Marion County
Location: salem
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Assists Marion County Legal Counsel in providing legal advice and representation to the Board of Commissioners, elected County officials and County departments. Performs other duties as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the general supervision of the Marion County Counsel, who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance to policy.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this class; however, provides lead direction to attorneys, paralegals and other staff assigned to assist with caseload. Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following
  • Provides legal advice to department managers, the Board of Commissioners, and county employees. This includes telephone conferences, electronic mail, office visits, meetings, on-site visits, written opinions, seminars and training sessions.
  • Performs research and drafts legal documents such as ordinances, memoranda, legal opinions, complaints, answers, motions, interrogatories, orders, and others.
  • Participates in collective bargaining, advises and provides legal advice in regards to grievance responses and other labor and employment issues.
  • Responds to various inquiries from citizens and other governmental agencies.
Requirements for the Position

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Graduation from an accredited school of law; AND
  • Five (5) years experience practicing law, with emphasis in civil law, preferably with experience in municipal government; AND
  • Must be a member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar prior to the time of appointment.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY
      Thorough knowledge of : State and Federal civil practice and procedures; municipal law; local government and administrative civil practices; public labor and employment law; public meeting and records laws; public contracting laws; confidentiality laws; and legal terminology.

      Ability to : analyze facts, evidence and precedents to arrive at logical conclusions; set forth facts, legal argument, opinions and decisions in concise written form; understand a wide range of legal knowledge; effectively communicate in both oral and written form; effectively appear before a trial court or administrative body; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public courts, co-workers, and other agencies.

      Skill in : courtroom presentation; drafting legal documents; interpreting statutes as related to municipal governments; conducting legal research; time management; organization; and operating a computer to input, retrieve, and access information.

Keywords: Marion County, Salem , Legal Counsel, Other , salem, Oregon

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