The Office of the County Attorney seeks a full-time Assistant County Attorney to provide legal advice and representation in matters involving retirement and other employee benefits.
The successful candidate will primarily serve as general counsel to the County’s Employee Retirement Plans and the Boards of Investment Trustees. The attorney will be expected to:
review and negotiate investment contracts including: o global public investment funds; o alternative strategies such as currency management and hedge funds; o private equity, debt and real assets; and o co-investment opportunities;
provide advice on investment compliance and the administration of employee benefits, health plans, deferred compensation plans, pensions, and retirements;
advise on general tax and fiduciary matters; and
provide advice on actuarial methodologies of funding defined benefit plans and the impact of benefit or assumption changes on the liability of the plan.
Additional duties may include:
representing the County in any associated litigation;
interpreting laws, rulings and regulations of local, state or federal government;
assisting in the collective bargaining of employee benefits; and
advising and representing the County in disability retirement matters.
Position may/will be filled at the Assistant County Attorney II level. Salary: $73,726 - $122,514.
This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office.
At the Assistant County Attorney III: Education: Graduation from an accredited university school of law. Experience: Thorough (four (4) years) experience as an attorney, including some specialized (one (1) year) experience involving either local government law or the area of specialization to which position is assigned. Equivalency: None. LICENSE: Membership in the Maryland State Bar; or, membership in the bar of any other state in the U.S. in which case Maryland State Bar membership must be obtained during the probationary period. Note: There will be no substitutions for this section.
At the Assistant County Attorney II: Education: Graduation from an accredited university school of law. Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience as an attorney, including trial experience. Equivalency: None. LICENSE: Membership in the Maryland State Bar; or, membership in the bar of any other state in the U.S. in which case Maryland State Bar membership must be obtained during the probationary period. Note: There will be no substitutions for this section.
There are no preferred criteria for this position. All minimally qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list. If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide a writing sample.
Candidates will be selected for interview based on the experience their resume demonstrates in the following areas:
financial services (transactional or compliance)
administration of complex retirement plans (e.g. defined benefit, cash balance, defined contribution and deferred compensation)
pensions and retirement administration
general tax matters
Submit your application on the Montgomery County website (Job IRC49322):
About Montgomery County Government - Office of the County Attorney
Montgomery County Government (MCG) employs over 10,000 people with more than 30 departments and agencies . Our recruiters are constantly on the lookout for applicants who are committed to innovation, integrity and inclusiveness. MCG employees ensure the common good, serving diverse communities and collaborating with those who share our dedication to excellence.
The Office of the County Attorney provides legal advice and services to County departments, agencies, boards, and commissions, as well as the County Council. Members of the office: research legal issues and provide opinions; prepare and present legislation; negotiate and prepare agreements and other documents on behalf of the County; draft resolutions and ordinances; acquire and convey title to real property; represent the County in court and before various administrative bodies; collect various County fees and charges; publish the County Charter, Code, Zoning Ordinance and Opinions.