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General Counsel

Saint Thomas, VI
Full Time
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation Job #: 00452 Exp.: 3+ Years
Job Summary
The General Counsel is responsible for all legal work, obligations, and relations of the Authority and its Board of Directors, while administratively reporting to the Executive Director. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for representing the Authority in all legal matters before the Virgin Islands Government, its agencies, boards, and public independent agencies; with private industry and individuals; and community groups
  • Provides legal advice and counseling to the Executive Director and his subordinates
  • In cooperation with the Chairman and Secretary to the Board of Directors, and the Executive Director, reviews all legal documents or instruments for adoption or execution for legal sufficiency and consistency with policy guidelines
  • Works with the Secretary of the Board to record and maintain corporate records and documents
  • Directs and administers the General Counsel's office including but not limited to, the hiring and promotion of all staff, developing and administering the budget, directing and controlling all legal work done by or on behalf of the Authority, and directing the work of the personnel of the legal department
  • Assures that the legal agreements and arrangements of the Authority are proper as to form and consistent with Authority policy, including the developing of legal policy, procedures and format

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to work with technical and staff personnel within the Authority
  • Ability and experience in drafting legal instruments
  • Ability and experience in drafting legislation of rules and regulations
  • Ability to administer staff and budget
  • Ability to organize and analyze data for oral and written presentation
  • Knowledge of Territorial and Federal laws applicable to the Authority's operation

Education & Experience
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law. Member of the Virgin Island Bar and third Circuit Court of Appeals. At least three (3) years trial experience in civil litigation or at least two (2) years civil litigation experience and one (1) year administrative adjudicatory hearing work. Desirable qualifications include at least one (1) year criminal trial experience, prior administrative experience, and experience in labor-management relations or negotiations.

Closing Date: 10th November, 2020

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