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Missoula County Civil Deputy Attorney for Community Care & Public Administrator in Missoula, Montana

Civil Deputy Attorney for Community Care & Public AdministratorSalary$37.90 - $44.60 HourlyLocation Missoula, MTJob TypeRegular Full-time, 40 hours/weekJob Number2024-00452DepartmentCounty Attorney's OfficeOpening Date07/08/2024Bargaining UnitNon-Union Personnel PlanWork SiteMissoula County Admin building and CourthouseScheduling/Hours of WorkFull timeDefinitionThis is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The pay range for this position is $37.90 - $44.60 per hour, DOE.The County Attorney's Office is seeking a Civil Deputy Attorney for Community Care & Public Administrator to join their team. This position provides legal service to the Missoula County community in the form of intervening in mental health crises through the involuntary commitment process, files petitions on behalf of the developmentally disabled and for emergency guardianships when necessary. This role serves as the designated Public Administrator on behalf of the County Attorney. Details: Priority screening will begin on Monday, July 22, 2024. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established, or the position has been filled.To Apply: •Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested.•Please include with a complete application the following attachments: College transcripts (unofficial copies accepted), a letter of interest, a resume, a professional writing sample and three (3) professional references.•Incomplete applications will be disqualified.•A copy of the job description is available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.Representative Examples of WorkOversees the process and cases involving involuntary commitments and guardianships; may handle limited criminal matters with subject matter crossover; maintains expertise in the field of mental health treatment and crisis management. Liaison with first responders, local medical care providers, and mental health experts to address mental health crises within the community. Serves as Public Administrator on behalf of the County Attorney and in conjunction with Title 72, chapter 15, MCA. Provides legal counsel to County departments and other local governmental units and elected boards as sole legal advisor. Responsible for routine policy decisions and development. Provides work assignments and direction for paralegal staff. Provides oversight and direction for legal interns. Directs, oversees, and where appropriate, makes policy decisions about investigations of regulatory and statutory violations conducted by person of other County departments. Provides training sessions to staff attorneys and other governmental departments on legal matters. Reviews, evaluates, prepares, prosecutes and defends all types of lawsuits on behalf of the County and other government entities at all levels of administrative and judicial tribunals, both state and federal. Responsible for all phases of litigation. Provides counsel and acts as a policy spokesperson to the public in matters relating to governmental activities. Serves in an on-call capacity as assigned, to assist law enforcement agencies in civil, criminal, and mental health matters, including providing legal counsel, preparing search and arrest warrants, examining evidence, and preparing petitions.Minimum Qualifications•Requires a Juris Doctor degree. •Must be licensed, or eligible to become licensed, to practice law in Montana. •Requires a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of law, a significant portion of which has been in local governmental law or the equivalent. Prior experience with estates and probate preferred. •Applicants with a Juris Doctor degree and less than two years of experience may be considered as a Civil Deputy - Attorney I.Physical/Environmental DemandsThe work requires little physical activity and the employee commonly remains in an office (or similar) setting. Work requires the ability to work outside normal business hours and longer than 8 hours in a day. Employee will be assigned periodic on-call duty requiring carrying an on-call cell phone and reporting to work outside of normal business hours.Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region. Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.AgencyMissoula CountyAddress200 W BroadwayMissoula, Montana, 59802Phone406-258-4874Websitehttp://www.missoulacounty.us