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Deputy / Assistant Town Attorney

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:85,000 - 115,000 depending on qualifications
  • Posted Date:05/03/2019



This position performs duties under the supervision of the Town Attorney involving a wide range of municipal law topics; handles routine tasks, and occasionally difficult and complex legal tasks with assistance as needed. Provides a wide range of legal services to various town departments including the Department of Public Works, the Community Development Department, select Boards and Commissions, the Town Manager, and Town Council.


  • Performs legal research and prepares opinions on various legal matters for the town and its various departments
  • Studies and interprets land related documents, including but not limited to deeds, leases, easements, plats and other recorded instruments. Prepares deeds, easements, vacations, encroachments and other agreements related to land use. Studies, interprets and applies laws, court decisions, ordinances and other legal sources to advise officers and employees of the Town and other assigned boards and commissions in legal matters related to those documents
  • Prepares and drafts ordinances, resolutions, administrative policies, contracts, purchase agreements and other legal documents and instruments; reviews such documents and under the supervision of the Town Attorney, offers opinions as to legal acceptability when presented to the Town for consideration
  • Represents the town in state court regarding collections; prosecutes misdemeanor and infraction violations of the town’s land disturbance law, stormwater management law and other ordinances and appeals
  • Represents boards and commissions and their respective officers and employees in civil actions brought by or against the town in state court as assigned
  • Advises departmental clients in areas of local government law, including zoning, rights-of-way, stormwater management, land disturbance, public utility franchises, telecommunications, and other public works and land development related laws and regulations, including regulatory compliance and/or enforcement
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Juris Doctorate from accredited law school, with minimum of five years legal experience as a practicing attorney required
  • State or local government legal experience in the areas of emphasis strongly preferred
  • Active member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar Requires work hours beyond normal workweek; requires some evening meetings
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable record


  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (some evening meetings)


  • Town Hall, 730 Elden Street


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