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Senior Assistant County Attorney - School Board

Henrico, VA
Full Time
Exp.: 5+ Years
The Henrico County Attorney’s Office is seeking to hire a full-time attorney to join our team! This position offers the opportunity to serve as legal counsel to the School Board, the Superintendent, and School Administration and work closely with two other attorneys who provide legal advice to the Henrico County Public Schools.

Because the School Board operates 72 schools with over 50,000 students, the position offers a challenging, fast-paced, and varied practice. A successful applicant may expect to advise the Superintendent, School Board, Executive Leadership Team, and other District staff regarding legal issues related to the Constitution, employment, civil rights, students’ rights, real estate, contracts, and state and federal laws. This position advises the School Board and Superintendent of legal trends, recommending appropriate action; represents the School Board and Superintendent in personnel hearings; interprets federal and state laws, rendering legal opinions; provides legal advice in employment matters; conducts research; and works closely with highly educated clients to ensure policies, procedures, and programs comply with the law. The successful applicant will work in the HCPS Central Office, located at the Eastern Government Center on Nine Mile Road.

Applicants should have a strong academic background, interest in education law, and excellent research and writing skills. The position requires extensive knowledge of and experience in all aspects of employment law; knowledge of constitutional law, civil rights law, and education law; excellent advocacy, legal research and writing skills; ability to organize, interpret and apply legal principles and knowledge to complex legal problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, public officials and the general public; and good professional judgment. Experience in employment law matters, litigation, and education law is highly preferred.

The successful applicant must have a Juris Doctor degree and be a member of the Virginia State Bar. At least five years of experience in the practice of law is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The County offers excellent health care benefits, provides generous paid leave, and participates in the Virginia Retirement System.

Closing Date: 6th July, 2021

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