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Town Attorney -- Town of Wadesboro

Town Attorney, Wadesboro, pop. 5,740.

Introduction: Following the passing of its long-time Town Attorney, the Town of Wadesboro is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as its next Town Attorney.  The Town Attorney is appointed by and reports to the Mayor and Town Council, and serves as the Town’s contracted chief legal counsel. 

The Community: Founded in 1783, Wadesboro is a progressive community that is proud of its historic past and excited for its future.  As the County seat of Anson County, Wadesboro is located within close proximity to Charlotte, Fayetteville and the coast.  While located less than an hour from many urban amenities, the area is full of many exciting activities including a thriving arts community, a lively Uptown area including a soon to be opened winery, award-winning parks, and numerous outdoor opportunities.

The Organization: The Town employs approximately 68 employees with a $7.3 million budget.  Town services include police, fire, parks, sanitation, water, sewer, zoning, & economic development.

Duties: As the Town’s chief legal counsel, duties include advising the Mayor, Town Council, and Town staff with respect to the legal affairs of the Town; representing the Town and/or managing outside counsel in lawsuits relating to the affairs of the Town;  representing the Town and/or managing outside counsel in lawsuits relating to the affairs of the Town; drafting and reviewing charter revisions, proposed legislation, ordinances, policies, rules and regulations; negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements, contracts, leases, releases, franchises and other legal documents with which the Town may be concerned;  attending meetings of the Town Council; and performing other duties as the Board may direct.  The Town Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Town Council.

Qualifications: Our successful candidate will possess a current NC law license and experience in municipal law or related area.  Geographic location nearby is preferred.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The Town of Wadesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position open until filled.  The Board will begin reviewing applications immediately.  Call (704) 694-5171 for more information.

Applying: Please submit resume and compensation requirements via: 1.) postal delivery - Attn: Town Manager Alex Sewell, P.O. Box 697, Wadesboro, NC 28170; or 2.) email – wadesboromanager@windstream.net Town Manager Alex Sewell.  Please submit a job application on cityofwadesboro.org.

 

 

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