Job Details

County Counsel

Clackamas County, Oregon City

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/27/2018

Clackamas County's Office of County Counsel is looking to fill a Legal Counsel position with a candidate that has experience and expertise in general transactional and advisory work. Clackamas County is considering candidates meeting the Legal Counsel 2 or Legal Counsel, Senior classification requirements.

The Clackamas County Office of County Counsel is the in-house legal department for the County. Attorneys within the Office of County Counsel provide a broad range of professional civil legal services to County officials, management and staff.

The Legal Counsel 2 is a journey level classification with responsibility for assisting County Counsel and Legal Counsel Senior staff in providing general legal assistance to County Departments. Incumbents perform a variety of professional legal work and research for assigned County departments, divisions or service districts by providing oral and written advice; assisting higher level attorneys with complex or extensive litigation (specific litigation is handled by litigators); preparing and reviewing contracts, ordinances, resolutions, orders and other legal documents; conducting negotiations related to real property transactions or environmental matters; providing general counsel on issues specific to local governments such as public contracting and procurement, boundary issues, special districts, finance and audit; representing the County in administrative hearings or other legal matters; and serving as backup for any legal specialty.

The Legal Counsel 2 differs from Legal Counsel, Senior which has responsibility for a major legal specialty for assigned County departments and oversees legal projects and project teams of other legal staff. It also differs from the Legal Counsel 1 which performs entry level professional legal work.

The Legal Counsel, Senior reports to the County Counsel and is an advanced journey level classification with independent legal responsibility for assigned County departments and a major legal specialty, such as tort litigation, land use, bankruptcy, tax matters, code enforcement, labor relations, foreclosures, real property and development, environmental matters, or civil forfeiture. In addition to the tasks described above associated with the Legal Counsel 2 position, incumbents oversee projects and project teams with other attorneys and legal assistants and may be assigned as a primary backup for a major legal specialty and department. The Legal Counsel, Senior may represent the Office of County Counsel in the absence of the County Counsel.

Clackamas County is actively recruiting persons from diverse backgrounds to enhance service delivery to our diverse community. Our commitment to exceptional customer service relies upon a team-oriented workplace and a continuous quality improvement environment.

For detailed information and to apply online please visit our website by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. Clackamas County is a great place to live, work and play!

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

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