Closing Date: 31st March, 2023
Under the direction of the County Attorney, serves as legal representative and advisor to the Board of County Commissioners, other Elected Officials, and staff requiring legal advice; assists with review of documents in Inspection of Public Records (IPRA) requests; represents the County in legal proceedings, including court and administrative proceedings; drafts and reviews resolutions, contracts, ordinances, and other documents; researches legal issues and prepares memorandums; provides legal assistance to all County Boards and Commissions; oversees outside counsels' representation of the County; and performs other support functions as directed.
Education and Experience:
Juris Doctorate Degree and one (1) year of legal experience, at any level. Municipal/local government experience preferred. Experience in Inspection of Public Records Act, Open Meetings Act, tax, real estate, and Procurement Code highly desirable.
Required licenses or certifications:
- Member of New Mexico State Bar or eligible for admission to the New Mexico State Baron motion.
- Obtain and maintain a valid license to practice law in the State of New Mexico.
Essential Job Functions:
- Receives, reviews and responds to Inspection of Public Record requests on behalf of the County;
- Researches and writes memorandum and legal documents on a variety of legal issues;
- Litigates civil cases and prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the County in Magistrate and District Courts, including but not limited to tax, employment garnishment, and Planning and Zoning cases;
- Represents the County in administrative hearings;
- Provides legal assistance to all County Boards and Commissions;
- Reviews drafts of ordinances, resolutions, contracts, administrative policies, rules and regulations, and other written documents required in the operation of the county government for compliance with legal requirements;
- Assists with personnel issues and labor law issues;
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.