The Town of Leesburg, Virginia, is seeking an experienced attorney with extensive land use, contract, and negotiation experience to serve as the next Town Attorney.
The Town Attorney is the legal advisor to the Mayor and Council, Town Manager, staff, and members of the Town’s Boards and Commissions. The Town Attorney attends all Council meetings, and the Attorney’s office provides support for the Planning Commission, Board of Architectural Review, and other boards as needed. The Town Attorney represents the Town in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies, in addition to drafting ordinances, resolutions, statutes, contracts, leases, deeds, and other legal documents. The Town Attorney serves as a member of the Town’s Senior Management Team.
The Town Attorney is appointed by and reports to the Mayor and Council, and serves at its pleasure. The Town Attorney and Town Manager have had a history of strong collaboration and partnership to best serve the Town. The Town Attorney’s office staff includes a Deputy Town Attorney and Paralegal who report directly to the Town Attorney. A Land Acquisition Manager works for both the Town Attorney and Public Works.
The expected hiring range is $165,000 to $195,000 depending on qualifications and experience, plus exceptional Town benefits and an employment agreement.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/2Y9PMTn. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position is open until filled with the first review of applications on June 4, 2020.
Experience and Education
The minimum qualifications include a J.D. from an accredited law school, at least seven (7) years’ experience practicing law, including some general municipal law and supervisory/management experience. Applicants must also be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar or be eligible to practice law in Virginia upon appointment.
Preferred qualifications include experience in local government law and/or litigation and legal expertise in land use, redevelopment, municipal utilities, environment, employment, legislative, contracts, public safety, and finance. Fluency in both English and Spanish is preferred but not required.
Residency within the Town of Leesburg is not required.
About Town of Leesburg
The Novak Consulting Group provides executive search, facilitation and strategic planning, and organizational assessment and optimization to local governments and nonprofit organizations nationwide.
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