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Company: Jekyll Island Authority, GA
Job Title:

In House Jobs General Counsel (Apply By 10.27.2021)

Job Category: General Counsel [ View All General Counsel Jobs ]
Job description:
Under limited supervision, serves as legal advisor to the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and staff. Responsible for analysis and/or recommendations on leases, contracts, and legal issues within the scope and authority of Authority. Prepares contracts/leases in compliance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations and departmental guidelines.

Title: General Counsel (Apply By 10.27.2021)

Acts as liaison or representative between JIA and outside counsel, including Special Assistant Attorneys General and GA Department of Law..

Performs negotiations or provides advice in negotiations with potential lessees and vendors.
Drafts legal documents, including ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and a variety of other legal instruments in compliance with laws, rules, and regulations; approves form and content of all legal documents.
Interprets contracts and leases to ensure compliance.
Ensures that proper support documentation is attached to all leases upon execution.
Responsible for notification of defaults and liens on agreements of contracts. Advises on appropriate methods and techniques for resolving contractual problems.
Prepares, maintains, updates, and interprets the Code of Ordinances, By-laws, and relevant sections of Policy manual; maintains index for Ordinances and Resolutions; updates Municode.
Interprets laws, rulings, regulations, court decisions, and ordinances.
Co-supervises Code Compliance Officer to ensure ordinances/standards are being met.
Supervises Lease Manager
Manages outside litigation legal counsel; advises Executive Director on litigation; participates in the implementation of settlements, agreements, and/or legal judgments within approved guidelines; notifies appropriate state entities of potential new litigation.
Attends monthly JIA board meetings, frequently presents issues/matters to the Board of Directors. Advises Board during meetings on any legal or parliamentarian issues that may arise.
Member of Executive Management team. Advises and provides legal guidance to Executive Director and staff.
Works with Dept. of Administrative Services (DOAS) on matters of liability risk and insurance.
Collaborates with Human Resources on employment matters including policy reviews, investigations, terminations, etc.
Liaises with the Office of the Attorney General
Serves as Ethics Officer, ensures employees are familiar with applicable ethics law and policies, reports directly to the Governorís Executive Counsel.
Updates staff on pertinent Executive Orders and legislation
Responds to Georgia Open Records Act requests
Prosecutes ordinance violations in Magistrate Court
Performs assignments per direction of Executive Director.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Law degree from accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of Georgia required.
Minimum 5 years relevant legal experience, including litigation; knowledge of governmental practice and contracts.
Must have the ability to work with limited supervision.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Energetic and ability to meet the needs of and work successfully in a fast paced environment.
Ability to address multiple, unrelated projects efficiently and effectively.
Must have proficient skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
Valid driverís license required
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Exert up to 35 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
More than 50% of the typical work day will be spent sitting, reaching, grasping and using repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and fingers.
Between 25 and 50% of the day is spent walking and climbing stairs.
Less than 25% of the day is spent crouching and/or stooping, kneeling, standing, pushing, pulling, lifting.
Must have visual clarity to prepare and analyze data, use of computer and expansive reading.
Sensory Abilities required include vision, hearing, feeling and touching with more than 50% of the day talking and hearing.
Majority of work will be performed within an indoor office environment. Typically work is not conducted in adverse environmental conditions.
Noise level is considered quiet to normal.
This description of job responsibilities is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. Applicants who complete the online application process will receive an email receipt of submission to the email address provided. If email confirmation is not received, applicant may contact Human Resources at 912-635-4086 for confirmation, however, due to the volume of applicants received, we are unable to provide information on application status after receipt.

All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Incomplete applications or applications without accompanying documents when required will not be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted for the next steps in the selection process. Relocation expenses are not authorized, applicants should consider this when applying.

Division: Administration
Status: Regular, Full time, Exempt
Pay Grade/Pay: Salary commensurate with experience
Reports to: Executive Director
Benefits: Benefits eligible, paid time off, holiday pay, amenities pass for employee & family, parking pass.
Retirement: State Employee Retirement System (GSEPS).
Closing date: 4:00pm October 27, 2021 *Note: This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. A resume and cover letter must be submitted with application. Incomplete applications and/or applications received without accompanying resume and cover letter will not be considered.

Jekyll Island is dedicated to maintaining the delicate balance between nature and humankind through conservation, education, and preservation. Surrounded by salt marshes, expansive oceanfront, and ancient maritime forests, it is situated within the chain of the Golden Isles, and just a few miles from St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Brunswick. As a State Park, Jekyll Island is a coastal haven where nature and humans peacefully co-exist.

Jekyll Island Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Authority supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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Company: Jekyll Island Authority
Employment type: Full Time
Salary: Unspecified
Other Information
Degree: JD
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: GA USA
Post Date: 10/14/2021
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