Assistant Corporation Counsel

Madison, WI
Full Time
Practice Areas: NA
The Dane County Corporation Counsel has a current vacancy for an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Permanency Planning Division. We offer a wide range of benefits including fully paid dental and HMO health insurance premiums for full time employees. The County will also provide contributions towards POS health insurance premiums, retirement, and short/long term disability. Additional benefits available include long term care, vision coverage, flex spending account and deferred compensation programs paid in full by the employee and a wellness program (for further details visit Dane County will provide 6 weeks of paid parental leave for birth or adoption of a child.

The eligible list created from this posting may be used for future Assistant Corporation Counsel vacancies for the next six (6) months.

Commitment To Equity & Inclusion
As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality service is a shared goal. All employees must be able to demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Under the direction of the Corporation Counsel, provided legal services in one or more of the following areas: permanency planning, child support enforcement or general legal services.

Examples Of Duties
Assume major responsibility for legal functions in one or more of the following areas as directed: general legal services (provide legal advice to the county's various entities, including county officials, departments, commissions and the county board and its committees; draft resolutions, ordinances and motions; represent the county before state administrative agencies such as in workers compensation, unemployment compensation and labor relations cases; prosecute ordinance violations; draft leases and contracts; prepare documents relating to real estate transactions; represent the county's interest in litigation before state and federal courts); child support enforcement (prosecute paternity actions and child support enforcement actions); or permanency planning (represent the public interest in civil commitment and termination of parental rights and CHIPS cases). In any case, appointees will be expected to perform other related work as may be assigned by the Corporation Counsel and must be able to perform considerable independent legal research in both federal and state law as necessary. Appointees may be assigned to one of several work sites, some of which are physically located in other county departments.

Graduation from an accredited law school and admissions to the State Bar of Wisconsin is required as of the date of appointment.

Special Requirements
For positions in Child Support, employment will require a criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting. Dane County may disqualify an applicant if the position's responsibilities are substantially related to the applicant's criminal history.

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