DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is professional legal work of a complex nature involving the responsibility for representing the County in court cases and in the performance of other legal work. General supervision is received from the County Attorney. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only).
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles and practices of law, particularly as concerned with the organization and operation of County departments and agencies; ability to act for and in place of the County Attorney; ability to express arguments of the law by written and spoken words; ability to organize material; ability to deal effectively with people; ethical conduct in the practice of the law; sound professional judgment.
Graduation from a school of law with an LL.B. or J.D. degree.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Possession of a license to practice law in New York State.
INTERN NOTE: A candidate lacking possession of a license and current registration to practice law in New York State may be appointed as an INTERN, with the requirement that such license and registration must be obtained within one (1) year of appointment. Such candidate must meet the education requirement as stated above at the time of appointment. A Deputy County Attorney INTERN may perform any and all typical Deputy County Attorney duties excepting any duties which require licensure, such as representing the County at hearings or in court.
12/81; 9/97; 3/00; 11/02; 9/08