Job Details

Interim Assistant Corporate Counsel

Company name

Polk County Wisconsin The Office of Corporation Counsel

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 02,2019

Valid Through

Aug 15,2019

Posted on

Jun 29,2018

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 29 to 37 Hourly

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Balsam Lake, WI, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Interim Assistant Corporate Counsel
Duties: The candidate is responsible for providing legal counsel and representation to the County Board of Supervisors, County departments, duly constituted committees, agencies, boards and commissions, County elected officials, and employees on legal matters concerning County government, in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes and County Ordinances. Serves as the County's civil/corporate legal advisor and interprets the powers and duties of the County Board of Supervisors, County departments, committees, agencies, boards and commissions, County elected officials, and employees. Provides oral or written legal advice, counsel and support to the County Board of Supervisors, County departments, committees, agencies, boards, commissions, County elected officials, and employees to facilitate effective policymaking and administrative decision-making. Performs legal research as necessary or required. Provides employees, committees, boards and commissions with training programs on relevant legal topics. Represents the County in civil litigation, both prosecution and defense; in reviewing claims, suits and demands; and in resolution of disputes with other units of government. Attends to all civil legal matters in and out of court where the County Board of Supervisors, County departments, committees, agencies, boards, commissions, County elected officials and employees are an interested party. Examples include, but are not limited to: mental health cases, alcohol or drug commitments, child support hearings, guardianships and protective placement hearings, Department of Health and Human Services hearings, Planning and Zoning hearings, Zoning Board. Adjustments hearings, foreclosures for non-payment of taxes, bankruptcy hearings, personnel matters, collection matters, and other related hearings. Coordinates discovery with County departments, assists outside counsel with litigation strategy and analyzes settlement proposals. Drafts, revises, reviews, and/or approves all legal papers required in the performance of the duties of County Board of Supervisors, County departments, committees, agencies, boards, commissions, County elected officials, and employees. Examples include, to: resolutions, Code of Ordinances, contracts for goods and services, intergovernmental contracts, deeds, rental or lease contracts, policies, and other legal documents. Provides counsel to County officials on requirements and obligations of their offices, and on intended legislation submitted to the office for legal analysis. Reviews open records requests received by any elected official or Department Head, and approves the content of Committee agenda items to be held in closed session. Maintains a countywide Master Records Retention Schedule, establishing the policies regulating the maintenance, retention and disposal of records. Attends and participates in committee meetings, as required. Attends meetings of the County Board and serves as parliamentarian for the County Board, which includes interpretation and explanation of County Board rules. Provides regular status reports on legal cases and litigation to the County Administrator, Board of Supervisors, and County Board Committees as required. Monitors State and Federal legislative developments. Recommends policy positions to improve County administration and defend interests. Provides local governmental agencies with legal advice, counsel and support on common issues. Serves as ethics counselor rendering formal ethic opinions to County elected officials and provides legal advice, secretarial service and assistance to the Ethics Inquiry Committee. Performs other work of a civil nature or other matters as may be assigned or delegated by the County Administrator, County Board of Supervisors, duly constituted committees, agencies, boards and commissions.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have Graduation from an accredited law school. Membership in the Wisconsin Bar Admission is essential. Must have 1+ year legal practice experience, preferably in municipal law and related fields. Must have written and Verbal Communication Skills - Recognizes or uses correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Additional info

Position #201800270 Send resume, letter of interest; Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and Writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Polk County Wisconsin The Office of Corporation Counsel
1005 West Main St,
Suite 100
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Phone: 715-485-9210

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