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Deputy County Attorney

Putnam County, New York is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy County Attorney.

The Putnam County Department of Law is responsible for representing Putnam County in all civil legal proceedings. This includes litigation, administrative hearings, negotiating and preparing contracts, local laws, resolutions, and issuing legal opinions for the Putnam County Legislature and all departments of the County.

Applicants must reside in Putnam County or a contiguous county within the State of New York and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States.

Experience in municipal law preferred.


  • Researches the law and renders opinions to the County Executive, County Legislature and departmental authorities as directed by the County Attorney;
  • Prepares a variety of legal documents required to carry on the work of County government;
  • Prepares pleadings, appeals, resolutions, notices, contracts and other legal papers and documents;
  • Examines legal papers served on or filed with County departments and officials;
  • Makes reports and answers correspondence;
  • Appears in Court or at hearings to represent the County;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a school of law with an LL.B. or J.D. degree.


  • Possession of a license to practice law in New York State.
  • Applicants must reside in Putnam County or a contiguous county within the State of New York.

SALARY RANGE: $70,000-$85,000, commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time, Monday to Friday


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance



in Putnam County Department of Law
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC Deputy Attorney
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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