Seeking Attorney For Buncombe County Commission

JOB TITLE: County Commission Attorney

CLASSIFICATION: County Commission Attorney

DEPARTMENT: Governing Body

DATE POSTED: 10/9/2017

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

SALARY RANGE: $42,000 – $57,000 (Depending on Experience)

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.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with local government and county government operations, policies, rules and core services. Must be a practicing attorney, licensed in NC.
  • Commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our community
  • Culturally competent and a client-centered approach to interactions with citizens and staff
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

 Key responsibilities:  

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