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CASCADE COUNTY Deputy County Attorney-Civil Dept. in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Qualifications: At a minimum, all qualified applicants must have: Education/Experience/Training: Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school and admitted to the Montana State Bar with an active license to practice law in Montana. Prior experience in a County Attorney's office preferred. Licenses and Other Requirements: Valid Driver's License issued by the State of Montana. Reliable transportation for ?on call? assignments. successful applicant shall serve a 6-month probationary period,must join the MEA/MFT Union, and may have a criminal background check conducted. Duties: The Deputy County Attorney - Civil acts as general counsel for Cascade County (County) and serves as legal advisor to the Board of County Commissioners and other local government entities and is responsible for various other statutory civil duties of the County Attorney, including issuing written opinions to the County, district and township officers on matters relating to the duties of their respective offices, acts as counsel for fire districts and fire service areas in unincorporated territories, towns or villages within the County, acts as counsel for the conservation and weed districts; is responsible for land use/planning/zoning issues, property transactions, contract drafting, review and negotiations, governmental transactions, general litigation, criminal and civil enforcement proceedings, contested case administrative proceedings, operates as general legal counsel and support for various local government officials and entities, including but not limited to, Public Safety, Public Works, Human Resources, Treasurer, Grants/Budget, Public Health, Clerk of Court, ExpoPark, Clerk and Recorder, Elections and Public Administrator, drafting, filing and prosecuting to conclusion civil commitment proceedings, guardianship and conservator ship proceedings, indigent estates and may also perform criminal prosecution tasks and other related duties as assigned and required. Must be able to pass background check and meet and maintain implemented or required security approvals for employment with the Cascade County Attorney's Office. Cascade County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. See Job Vacancy for complete details of job duties and responsibilities.