County Attorney

Organization: Seminole County, Florida
Salary: Salary and benefits are negotiable and are anticipated to be highly competitive.
Close Date: March 28, 2011

Job Description:

Located in Central Florida, Seminole County encompasses 344 square miles and is situated between Orlando and Daytona Beach. Seminole County has a home rule charter with a Commission/Manager government. The County Attorney reports to a 5-member Board of County Commissioners (BCC). BCC members are elected at large but reside in districts and serve four-year staggered terms. The Chairperson is elected by the BCC. The County Attorney is appointed by and is responsible to the BCC.

The 2010/11 total County budget is $774.9 million of which the Operating and Capital budgets comprise $482.5 million. In spite of a significant recessionary economic impact, through prudent long-term fiscal policy direction and management, Seminole County has maintained strong fiscal reserves and recently increased its bond rating. There are 1,293 full time equivalent employees under the Board of County Commissioners. Only Fire employees are unionized.

The County Attorney serves at the pleasure of the BCC as the chief legal counsel to the County and head of the County Attorney's Office. The Office serves the BCC, County Manager and County departments in all legal matters affecting County government. When authorized by the BCC, the County Attorney’s Office provides legal services to the County’s Constitutional Officers, the Seminole County Expressway Authority and other government entities, boards or commissions as the Board may request.

By County Charter, the County Attorney is required to have graduated from an accredited school of law, be a member in good standing of the Florida State Bar and have five years of experience in professional legal work. The Charter further specifies that the County Attorney must have considerable knowledge of principles and practice of civil law, methods and practices of pleading and of effective techniques in presentation of cases in court, and the state statutory and constitutional law with an emphasis on local government law.
He or she must be able to write legal instruments, propose legislation, provide legal opinions and present such material orally. The County Attorney must also be able to analyze and evaluate a variety of legal documents and instruments and supervise, direct and provide technical guidance to subordinate personnel who are assigned professional, technical and clerical legal duties. The County Attorney’s Office has 16 full-time employees including nine attorneys (two currently vacant). The Departmental budget totals $1.9 million.

Please mail, fax or e-mail your resume by Monday, March 28, 2011 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656; Fax: (770) 416-0848

Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.

Seminole County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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