Nassau County, a non-charter county with a Commission-Manager form of government located in the northeast corner of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean is seeking a pragmatic servant leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence, passion for public service, and a high sense of integrity and ethics to become their next Assistant County Attorney. With a population of 88,625 comprising 726 square miles and a regional population of 1.5 million, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Nassau County grew by 3.25% last year ranking as the 40th fastest-growing county, by percent growth, in the United States. Over the next decade, the County is projected to be the seventh fastest-growing county in Florida with a projected population of over 116,100 people.
Nassau County seeks a pragmatic servant leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence, passion for public service, and a high sense of integrity and ethics to become their next Assistant County Attorney. The selected candidate will be exposed to a vast array of local government legal issues requiring that he or she be creative, collaborative, and politically savvy without being political. A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required, along with a minimum of three to five years of work experience as a practicing attorney, a substantial amount of which has been in the field of local government law or related areas such as land use and zoning, code enforcement, real estate, contract negotiation, eminent domain, procurement/public finance, public records, and Florida Sunshine Law. The selected candidate must be an attorney eligible to practice law in Florida with an active Florida Bar license and in good standing with the Florida Bar at the time of appointment. Ability to acquire a Florida Driver’s license and establish and maintain residency in Nassau County within six months of appointment is required.
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