Company: Marion County
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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
Works under the general supervision of the Marion County Counsel,
who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance to policy.
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
- 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
- Responds to various inquiries from citizens and other
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;
- 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
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