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Assistant County Attorney V The candidate provides legal support regarding the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) to the County's VFOIA officer, the Department of Information Technology, and the Office of Public Affairs, as well as county agencies, boards, authorities, commissions, and elected and appointed officials. Collects and reviews records requested under VFOIA to determine if they are subject to VFOIA, whether any VFOIA exemptions apply, and whether any information in such records is exempt from mandatory disclosure. Reviews redaction of information in records to ensure that any redactions are in compliance with VFOIA. Responsible for ensuring that the county complies with VFOIA's mandatory response times. Advises county agencies, boards, authorities, commissions, and elected and appointed officials about legal requirements for records retention and destruction. Provides annual VFOIA training to the county VFOIA officer, and assists with VFOIA training provided to county agencies, boards, authorities, commissions, and elected and appointed officials. Conducts legal and legislative research; prepares memoranda, correspondence, and reports on legal matters. As may be necessary, defends the county's interests in any litigation filed under VFOIA.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should be an active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 4 years of experience in the practice of civil law in the employ of a municipal or county government, or acceptable equivalent experience. Litigation experience is required. Prior experience with the release of information under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act is desired. Should have knowledge of: the sources of legal reference; the principles and practices of law; and local, state and federal laws and court decisions affecting the practice of the law at the county level. Ability to learn Fairfax County ordinances and resolutions is required.
Application Deadline: March 23, 2018.
Position #: 18-00427
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