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Assistant Counsel/Senior Assistant Counsel

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 02, 2021

Valid Through

Feb 15, 2022

Posted on

Feb 04, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 124384 to 199575 Annually

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

San Jose, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Assistant Counsel/Senior Assistant Counsel
Duties: Under direction of the General Counsel or the Assistant General Counsel, represents in complex legal matters and serves as primary counsel in complex cases in the areas of labor, contract, civil, and administrative law; and performs tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility and developed expertise. Under general direction of the General Counsel, or other counsel as designated by the General Counsel in a wide variety of legal matters, and serves as primary or secondary counsel in routine to fairly complex cases/matters in the areas of labor, contract, civil and administrative law (including real property law); and performs tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility. Develops defense and tries complex cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts and in labor arbitration hearings under collective bargaining agreements; coordinates litigation activities; Initiates claims and files lawsuits in appropriate forums to protect fundamental interests; Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews and monitors work related to complex litigation and arbitration matters, including matters assigned to outside counsel; may provide guidance to other attorneys; Initiates, researches, analyzes and prepares legal opinions, briefs and pleadings; Advises VTA staff in contract, personnel, labor relations and business matters; Interprets, develops, drafts, and reviews VTA internal policies and procedures, legislation, contracts, other legal documents, and collective bargaining agreement language; Exercises discretion and independent judgment, commensurate with specialized legal skills and experience; Performs related duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Membership in the California State Bar, or membership in another state Bar with ability to become a member of the California State Bar within six months from date of hire, is also required for both Assistant Counsel and Senior Assistant Counsel. Sufficient training, education and public or private legal experience to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Development of the required knowledge, skills and abilities for a Senior Assistant Counsel is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a JD Degree from an accredited law school and 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in a public agency or private law firm. Development of the required knowledge, skills and abilities for an Assistant Counsel is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a JD Degree from an accredited law school and 3 years of increasingly responsible experience in a public agency or private law firm. Knowledge of: State and federal court procedures; Statutory and case law and regulations applicable to public agencies; Legal principles, practices and procedures relating to contract, labor, real property, administrative, environmental, and construction matters particularly as applied to public agencies; Powers, duties, and scope of authority of California transit agencies; Methods and techniques of legal research; Policies and procedures applicable to public transit operations; Principles and practices of supervision. Ability to: Analyze complex legal issues and apply relevant legal principles and practices; Prepare and present legal information in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing; make effective and persuasive legal arguments; Evaluate alternatives and make sound recommendations; Exercise initiative and independent judgment; Analyze complex legal issues and apply relevant legal principles and practices; Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with VTA personnel, colleagues, opponents, and other business contacts.

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Hiring Coordinator
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Building B
3331 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134-1906

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