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Assistant County Attorney

Company name

Sandoval County,

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 31,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Bernalillo, NM
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Assistant County Attorney The candidate: serves as legal representative and advisor to the Board of County Commissioners, and other Elected Officials, directors and individuals requiring legal advice, when no conflict exists; represents the County in all legal proceedings, including District Court proceedings in Tax, Garnishment, and Planning and Zoning cases; drafts and reviews resolutions, contracts, ordinances, and other documents; researches legal issues and prepares Memorandum of Law for the County Attorney, assists with review of documents in Inspection of Public Records (IPRA) requests, oversees outside counsels’ representation of the County, and performs other support functions as directed by the County Attorney. Researches and writes Legal Memorandum on a variety of legal issues and/or administrative practices at the request of the County Attorney; and reviews policy and policy initiatives to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations; Litigates civil cases and prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the County in Magistrate and District Courts, including but not limited to tax, garnishment, and Planning and Zoning cases; represents the County in appellate work; and represents County management and/or designated clients as needed; Reviews drafts of ordinances, resolutions, contracts, administrative policies, rules and regulations, and other written documents required in the operation of the county government for compliance with legal requirements; Drafts legal documents for approval and use by the County Attorney; Assistant County Attorney Sandoval County. Composes a variety of letters, transmittal memoranda, e-mails, and other documents. Reviews and analyzes tort claims and documents served on County Clerk; and prepares County disclaimer, if appropriate, and forwards information to New Mexico Association of Counties and supervises outside counsel as directed by County Attorney; Assists with personnel issues and labor law issues including FLSA, collective bargaining, FMLA, ADA, and federal employment law; and assists with disciplinary investigations and administrative hearings. Interacts with Judges, trial court assistants, Clerks of Court, directors, Elected Officials, deputies, and other County employees as needed/required to perform the duties of the position; Reviews documents for production in response to IPRA requests; and Coaches, trains County staff. Assists with or performs related duties as assigned. Should have JD Degree and 4+ years of experience in the practice of law including litigation and appellate experience and the coordination of multiple issues relevant to areas assigned; municipal/local government experience preferred. Experience in litigation, tax, real estate, and State of New Mexico Procurement. Should have admission to the New Mexico State Bar and valid license to practice law in the State of New Mexico.

Additional info

Requisition Number: 2K18-5-39

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sandoval County,
1500 Idalia Road,
Building D,
Bernalillo, NM 87004

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