Assistant County Attorney Job at Allegany County, New York State

  • Allegany County
  • New York State

Job Description


Distinguishing Features of the Class :

The Assistant County Attorney is a full-time position, appointed by the Allegany County Attorney, to provide assistance as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Allegany County Board of Legislators and its individual County Departments. The successful candidate must be a permanent resident of Allegany County at the time of appointment, and must maintain county residency during the length of employment, as required by New York State Public Officers Law.

Typical Work Activities :

Representation of the County Attorney in Juvenile Delinquent and Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) proceedings.

Preparation and review of contracts, resolutions, notices, pleadings, appeals, and other legal documents under the direction of the County Attorney.

Prosecution and defense of civil actions under the direction of the County Attorney.

When needed and requested, assistance with representation of the Department of Social Services in Family Court related to Child and Spousal Support, Child Abuse and Neglect, Custody and Visitation, Termination of Parental Rights, and Permanency Hearings for children in foster care.

Examination and rendering of legal advice, opinions, and analysis to the Board of Legislators or to any County Department in the absence of the County Attorney or when so directed by the County Attorney.

Performance of a variety of legal research.

Full Performance, Knowledges, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics :

Thorough knowledge of county law and other laws of the State of New York which have bearing upon the actions of counties.

The ability to express arguments of the law clearly by written and spoken word.

Ethical conduct in the practice of law.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications :

The candidate must be a graduate of an accredited law school and be admitted to the New York State Bar at the time of appointment.

Special Requirements :

Incumbent must be a permanent resident of Allegany County at the time of appointment and must maintain residency during the length of employment as required by the Public Officers Law.

Civil Service Jurisdictional Classification : Exempt

This description is a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by incumbents in this job title. The incumbent may not perform all of the specified duties nor are the listed examples exhaustive. Incumbents may be requested to perform related tasks other than those stated herein. 

To apply, please submit your civil service application, resume, cover letter, references, and a copy of your attorney's license to Allegany County Human Resources & Civil Service, 7 Court Street, Room 216, Belmont, NY 14813. Please visit Allegany County Human Resources (
for the complete job description and the civil service application. 

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time,

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