Attorney III - Solicitor

Job Title:
Attorney III - Solicitor
County Name:
Chester County


The Solicitor's Office of Chester County needs an attorney ready to dive into a wide variety of issues that impact Chester County government and its citizens.  We are a group of dedicated attorneys looking for another attorney ready to learn and work hard.  


The Assistant County Solicitor provides legal representation to the County, its departments and personnel in a multitude of legal situations/contexts as further set forth below.

A criminal background check is required.


Essential Duties


  • Provide advice and legal counsel regarding compliance with local, state, and federal laws and  regulations as well as County Policies and procedures.
  • Extensive review and drafting of contracts and agreements to identify issues, ensure compliance with state and federal laws, and negotiate terms.
  • Review and draft Resolutions and Ordinances.
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues for all County departments, including, but not limited to, municipal laws and Federal and State statutes/laws/regulations.
  • Serve as a resource for management/departments with respect to legal matters and policy, statutory, and regulatory interpretation.
  • Identify laws that protect information and draft responses to subpoenas and Right-to-Know Law requests and appeals.
  • Assess departmental policies and procedures to ensure legal and regulatory compliance and ensuring compliance and compatibility with the County Employee Handbook.
  • Provide drafts of new and revised County policies as needed.
  • Provide legal representation when necessary in Administrative proceedings, Magisterial District, Common Pleas, Pennsylvania Appellate, and Federal courts.
  • Draft pleadings in local, state, and federal litigations. 
  • Occasionally argue motions and conduct legal proceedings in court.
  • Other duties, tasks and special projects, as required by the Solicitor’s Office.


Qualifications/Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • PA bar admission in good standing
  • License to practice law in PA.
  • Admission to practice in Federal Courts preferred.
  • Highly skilled in applying legal principles.
  • Proven skills in creating, developing, analyzing, interpreting and applying human resources and other County policies, procedures and rules.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and handle confidential matters.
  • Ability to attend and professionally represent the County in various court appearances. (Familiarity with Chester County Court processes and procedures is a plus).
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives.
  • Ability to coordinate and direct work assignments.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of county management. 
  • Intermediate skill to use a personal computer and various software packages.
  • Knowledge and skill with standard office equipment.
  • Reliability and commitment to a seven hour, five day work week.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.


Additional Information

Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have:
  • Basic Word skills
  • Basic Outlook skills (Email and Calendar)
  • Basic Adobe skills (redacting and organizing PDFs_
  • Basic knowledge and skills of Westlaw
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit.   Occasionally, the employee will need to climb stairs; bend, twist or rotate at the waist; lift and carry items; and drive to and from different locations.  
Work Environment:
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • Will work inside 100% of the time.
Posting Date:
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Expiration Date:
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