JOB TITLE:  County Attorney

POSTING DATES: November 4, 2022 – Until Filled

WORK LOCATION: LaBelle, Florida

POSITION SUMARY: Responsible for administrative and legal work providing legal representation for the Board of County Commissioners, County departments, and other administrative officials.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Represents the County in all legal matters assigned.

Attends meetings of the Commission and committees of the Commission as required.

Advises the Commission and County departments and those Constitutional Officers who may choose to use the County Attorney in reference to legal questions.

Represents the County in legal proceedings.

Drafts contracts, resolutions and ordinances.

Investigates claims and complaints by or against the County. Recommends courses of action and initiates action as directed by the Board or County Administrator as appropriate.

Assists the County in any necessary duties to achieve County goals.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

OTHER FUNCTIONS: Responds to work during a declared state of emergency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

      Minimum of two (2) years of experience as an attorney for a governmental entity in Florida, preferred.

      Must have knowledge of:

        Judicial procedures at all judicial levels.

        State and Federal Constitutional law and statutes and their application to County operations and ordinances.

      Must be able to:

        Learn the organization, functions and authority of various County departments.

        Coordinate with and instruct other departments concerning legal opinions and policy.

        Represent the interests of the County in drafting legislation and legal documents.

        Deal tactfully and effectively with elected officials, employees, court officials, attorneys and the general public.

      Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language.

      Must have valid Florida Drivers License.

      Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      Juris Doctorate (JD) Degree and admission to practice law in the State of Florida.

      No comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday; 8:00-5:00pm 

ANTICIPATED STARTING PAY:

Depends on qualifications. This is a full-time salaried position that includes County medical benefits and State Retirement.

TO APPLY:  Submit a completed Hendry County BOCC Application, Applicant Survey, resume, and writing sample and send to:

Audelia Bustamante

Hendry County BOCC

P.O. Box 2340 LaBelle, FL 33975

(Physical address:  640 S. Main Street)

Telephone:  863-675-5352

Fax: 863-674-4195

http://www.hendryfla.net

audelia.bustamante@hendryfla.net

HENDRY COUNTY B.O.C.C.  IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN HIRING OR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

HENDRY COUNTY B.O.C.C. IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

               HENDRY COUNTY PARTICIPATES IN THE E-VERIFY PROGRAM

HENDRY COUNTY WILL GENERALLY, UPON REQUEST, PROVIDE APPROPRIATE AIDS AND SERVICES FOR QUALIFIED PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SO THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS.  CONTACT THE HR DIRECTOR AT THE NUMBER AND ADDRESS ABOVE FOR ASSISTANCE.