Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is hiring a Senior Assistant County Attorney


Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
12 SE 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601

Senior Assistant County Attorney

Job Description
This is highly responsible, professional legal work in assisting the County Attorney with a variety of legal issues, providing legal analysis and advice to the Board of County Commissioners, the County’s administrative staff, various County-related agencies and boards and committees. The Senior Assistant County Attorney takes all legal action necessary to achieve County goals and protect County interests; involves specialization in certain legal fields; assignments include matters of substantial importance.

This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, employees in this classification are required to work.

An employee assigned to this classification is required to litigate in designated areas of assignment.

Work is performed under the direction of the County Attorney and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.


Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Independently prepares pleadings, discovery documents, motions, briefs and other legal documents in matters involving litigation of a complex and difficult nature and of substantial importance, obtains and evaluates expert testimony and participates in settlement negotiations, serves as trial counsel for the County when needed.

Hours:  40
Starting Pay:  $90,920.96 – $149,976.94 Annually

Minimum Requirements
The Alachua County Attorney’s Office is seeking to fill a Senior Assistant County Attorney position as described below. Salary range is $90,916.80-$149,968.00. Individual may be hired at the Assistant County Attorney classification dependent upon experience and qualifications ($63,336.00-$98,508.80).

Labor and Employment Law Attorney: This position is responsible for providing legal advice to County staff on matters related to labor and employment law and equal opportunity, as well as to the County’s rights and obligations under its collective bargaining agreements with its three bargaining units. It is also responsible for providing advice and representation specifically to the Human Resources Office and Equal Opportunity Office and the boards and committees under their oversight; providing advice on administration of discipline; and representing the County in litigation related to labor and employment matters, including charges of discrimination, reemployment assistance appeals, federal employment discrimination lawsuits, arbitration proceedings arising under the County’s collective bargaining agreements, and impasse resolution proceedings. Minimum Qualifications: Active membership in good standing with the Florida Bar. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible legal experience and minimum of 3 years’ experience in labor and employment law required. Public sector labor and employment law experience highly preferred. Board certification in City, County and Local Government Law or other relevant area of law preferred, but not required. Must be admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida at the time of hire

Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree and membership in the Florida Bar Association and five years of progressively responsible legal experience which must include litigation experience, at least three years of which have been largely devoted to the attorney’s area(s) of specialization so that, when combined with the applicable training, the attorney possesses intermediate to advanced level of knowledge in federal, state and local law regulations and practices in the area of the attorney’s specialization. Board certification in a relevant area of law, including, but not limited to City, County and Local Government Law, is highly desirable but not required.. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment.


CLOSE DATE/TIME: Tue. 07/26/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time