Seeking Part-Time County Commission Attorney

Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

Job Title:–County Commission Attorney – Temp, Part-time

Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is seeking a County Commission Attorney. Compensation is between $42,000- $57,000 per year, depending on experience. This is a part-time position that is expected to fulfill the key responsibilities listed below. Anticipated hours to be on average 20 hours per week. Please note our application system still requires an application as if applying for a salaried position.

Qualifications and skills:

o    Knowledge and experience with local government and county government operations, policies, rules and core services. Must be a practicing attorney, licensed in NC.

o    Commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our community

o    Culturally competent and a client-centered approach to interactions with citizens and staff

o    Strong communication skills both written and oral

 Key responsibilities:  

o    To advise the County Commissioners on all board-related legal matters. Specifically, the county commission attorney is expected to review all BOC documents, policies, procedures and provide legal guidance. This includes a legal review of all BOC agenda items scheduled for commission meetings and to advise the commission as appropriate.

o    The attorney will advise the commission on procedural matters in public and assure the Commission follows all procedures according to law.

o    To attend the two regular County Commission meetings per month, plus work-sessions and other commission meetings as needed.

Buncombe County retains a separate legal department to address the day-to-day operational needs of the county government. The legal department reports to the County Manager. The County Commission attorney is a separate, independent position that reports directly to the County Commission.

Department:–County Commission

Location – Asheville, NC

Open until filled

Salary Range:–42,000-57,000

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