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Attorney II

Gwinnett County Government
Posted Nov 10
Full Time
Gwinnett County, Georgia

Class Summary

**Job Description

** The Gwinnett County Law Department provides legal services to Gwinnett County, including the Board of Commissioners, County Administrator, County Departments and Offices, and Elected Officials. The Law Department has openings for 3 Senior Assistant County Attorneys. Senior Assistant County Attorneys serve as legal counsel representing the legal interests of the County and assigned departments and the legal interests of Elected Officials in accordance with federal and state laws and the rules of professional conduct. Senior Assistant County Attorneys are assigned to represent large and/or multiple County Departments, Board, Authorities, and Elected Officials.

**Essential Duties

** The Senior Assistant County Attorney position is responsible for providing legal services to various County Departments and Elected Officials. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing legal advice to represented clients, department directors, elected officials, and Boards and Authorities as assigned
  • Attending meetings, researching and assessing legal issues, and internal policies and procedures and providing legal opinions
  • Advising clients on legal solutions and implementing such solutions
  • Reviewing, drafting, and interpreting laws, ordinances, regulations, policies and resolutions and providing advice, information, and training regarding new/and or amended laws and regulations as needed
  • Representing assigned clients in litigation, in both State and Federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, to include: meeting with clients and other witnesses; developing case strategy; reviewing and drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; handling all aspects of discovery, including preparing and responding to written discovery and taking and defending depositions; negotiating settlements and handling mediations; attending hearings (in-person and remotely) and trials; reviewing and drafting appellate briefs
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures, as well as local, state, and federal laws and to protect the County's interest; and providing legal advice regarding contract terms and enforcement thereof
  • Maintaining a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, case law, policies, and procedures; maintaining awareness of new procedures, trends, and advances in the profession
  • Participating in training and continuing education activities; attending and conducting meetings, workshops, and seminars as appropriate


** This posting is for multiple senior assistant county attorney positions with potential pay grades ranging from grade 105 to 107. Salary will be commensurate with years of relevant experience.

**This position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program.

** **Minimum Qualifications


  • Juris Doctorate
  • Five years of experience as an attorney
  • Members in good standing with the Georgia Bar and admitted to practice in the Superior Courts of Georgia, the Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and other courts as necessary

**Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in all aspects of State and Federal litigation
  • Experience in reviewing and drafting contracts
  • Experience in local government
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

For information related to position-specific essential duties, knowledge and skills, and physical requirements, please click Attorney 105, Attorney 106, or Attorney 107.

Note: The class specifications listed on this website are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.