Recruitment #19-A4A-1470

Job Description

The Loudoun County Attorney’s Office is seeking a Deputy or Assistant County Attorney, depending on experience, to focus on land use, zoning and development. The incumbent will provide legal advice and counsel to County staff, the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission and other advisory boards and commissions in matters related to the review and processing of land development applications, and the interpretation and enforcement of the County’s development ordinances. Responsibilities may include reviewing proffers and special exception conditions; drafting and reviewing proposed ordinance amendments; negotiating, drafting and/or reviewing deeds, easements and land development agreements; and drafting or reviewing staff reports for the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission.

This attorney may also represent the County and its officials in land use litigation, zoning appeals and Code enforcement proceedings. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively with clients and third-parties (including land development applicants), manage multiple projects timely and efficiently, supervise paralegal’s work, and attend evening meetings as needed. Strong legal analysis, written and oral communication and advocacy, problem solving, time management and organizational skills are required. Demonstrated experience concerning Virginia local government law and/or zoning and land development law is preferred. Applications should explicitly highlight relevant experience.

Job Requirements

Requires a JD degree from an accredited law school and nine years of experience. Must be a member of the Virginia State Bar. Applicants with a JD and less than nine years of experience may be considered for an assistant county attorney position at a lower classification and salary range.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.