Assistant County Attorney - Civil
Olmsted County, MN - Rochester, MN

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Graduation from an accredited college of law and admittance to practice law in the State of Minnesota.

Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid Minnesota driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Nature of Work:
Under direct and regular supervision of the County Attorney, performs basic and routine professional legal work in the County Attorney’s office. Work involves the preparation and presentation of cases brought in the courts and the preparation of related briefs, findings and legal instruments. Work performed will be done at the direction and under supervision of Chief Deputy or Team Lead attorneys.

Examples of Work:
Assists in interviews and advises complainants and witnesses in regard to prospective criminal, civil or administrative actions
Assists in prosecuting a variety of cases in the courts
Confers with and under supervision advises County and other officers, employees and representatives on legal questions pertaining to their respective powers, duties and obligations
Assists in drafting resolutions and other legislative measures
Represents the County in cases by or against the County
Conducts legal research and prepares legal briefs and opinions, reviews contracts, agreements, leases and deeds for legality
Prepares pleadings and conducts civil suits and trials
Interviews witnesses, prepares and files complaints and represents the public at hearings and trials
Performs related work such as preparing petitions and legal instruments, complaints, reports and correspondence
Drafts for supervisor review and approval contracts, ordinances, conveyances, agreements, resolutions, legislation or other documents

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of the principles of both criminal and civil law and their application
Knowledge of legal research methods
Knowledge of the Minnesota and United States Constitution
Knowledge of trial procedure and the rules of evidence
Knowledge of administrative law
Ability to analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to legal problems
Ability to present statements of law, facts and arguments clearly, logically and forcefully, both in written and verbal form
Ability to work effectively with others
Knowledge in the following areas is preferred but not required: condemnation of property, tax appeals, contract negotiations and bidding laws, planning, zoning, open meeting law and government data practices In compliance w/ the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical/Environmental Demands : This position requires a majority of time (up to 70%) spent walking and sitting. Some standing is required and objects of usually no more than ten (10) pounds need to be lifted, carried or pushed. Adverse movements such as reaching overhead, bending or crouching are sometimes required. Simultaneous/repetitive use of both hands is required for writing and data entry. Excellent sensory skills are important (sight, hearing and speech) as well as ability to communicate effectively. No adverse working conditions. Persons with disabilities: The above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

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