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JOB TITLE:

Assistant County Solicitor

JOB CODE:

0314

DEPARTMENT:

Law Department

UNION:

00

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

GRADE:

99

POSITION SUMMARY:

This is a full-time position for an attorney who is committed to serving the public in a fast-paced environment that encourages and rewards teamwork, creative thinking, and sound judgment. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

All Assistant County Solicitors are required to adhere to a high level of effectiveness, efficiency and ethical fitness.  The County Code provides that Assistant County Solicitors perform such duties in connection with the legal affairs of the County as may be assigned to them by the County Commissioners or the County Solicitor.  Specific duties and responsibilities are therefore assigned to each attorney by the County Solicitor.  The specific portfolio of responsibilities of a new Assistant County Solicitor could include any of the following:

  • Reviews contracts, purchasing materials, and other business documents relating to the County’s business with outside vendors.

  • Defends the County in civil actions brought in state or federal court at the trial and appellate levels.

  • Responds to requests pursuant to the Right-to-Know Law including drafting appeals to denials of requests.

  • Provides advice to, develops subject matter expertise for, and litigates on behalf of County departments that report to the Board of Commissioners,

  • Proposes, researches, and drafts documents relating to affirmative litigation, County ordinances, and other proactive measures designed to protect the County and its residents from fraud, false claims, and other unfair trade practices.

  • Proposes, develops, and reforms policies in accordance with the policy and administrative goals of the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Elections, and other entities on which the Bucks County Commissioners serve.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the County Solicitor or the First Assistant County Solicitor.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Be currently and continually licensed to practice law before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

  • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills.

  • Ability to learn new areas of the law.

  • Sound judgment.

  • Commitment to public service.

  • Obtain/maintain a residence in Bucks County within 12 months of commencing employment

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

The following is a non-exhaustive list of experiences that would assist in carrying out the essential functions and responsibilities of the position. 

  • Substantial experience or training in contract review, drafting, and negotiation.

  • Background in business or municipal law.

  • Strong academic background.

  • Appellate/federal judicial clerkship.

  • Experience advocating for diverse communities.

Position: Assistant County Solicitor

Functional Requirements:

Physical Demands: (Check all that apply)

Balancing

X


Stooping



Pushing

X

Climbing


Crouching


Pulling

X

Crawling


Kneeling

X

Handling

X

Standing

X

Sitting

X

Talking

X

Turning

X

Reaching

X

Hearing

X

Seeing

X

Color Vision


Depth Perception

X

Mobility

X


Lifting: (Check one)

Carrying: (Check one)


Sedentary

(0-10 lbs)



Sedentary

(<10 lbs)


Light

(0-20 lbs)


Light

(0-10 lbs)

X

Medium

(0-50 lbs)

X

Medium

(0-25 lbs)


Heavy

(0- 100 lbs)


Heavy

(0- 50 lbs)


Very Heavy

(over 100 lbs)



Very Heavy

(over 50 lbs)

Aptitudes: (Check all that apply)

Form perception

X


Problem solving

X

Motor coordination

X

Working speed (ex.wpm)

X

Finger dexterity

X

Manual dexterity

X

Computer/VDT ability

X

General learning ability

X

Clerical perception

X


Environmental Conditions: (Check all that apply)

Extreme cold



Extreme heat


Temperature changes


Wet conditions


Humid conditions


Exposure to fumes


Exposure to blood and body fluids


Noise and vibration

X

Exposure to chemicals


Poor ventilation


Inclement weather conditions;

Inside/outside weather conditions



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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The County of Bucks is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an EEO Utilization Report that is available through the Human Resources office or online.  Click Here for the Bucks County EEO Utilization Report.

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