Senior Attorney

Senior Attorney – Clark County Department of Aviation, Nevada

Clark County is the most populous of Nevada’s 17 counties, with 75.3% of the state’s population residing in the County, and it is the 11th largest county by population in the country. Unincorporated Clark County is home to the Las Vegas Strip. The County provides extensive regional services to more than 2.3 million residents and more than 45.6 million visitors each year.

The Senior Attorney will possess a high level of emotional intelligence and can work collaboratively, building trust with stakeholders at all levels. Ideal candidates should possess an understanding of Nevada legal principles, practices, and procedures of civil, criminal, and administrative law and have demonstrated knowledge of constitutional provisions affecting the local government level and real estate law, particularly relative to rights-of-way and easements. Familiarity and experience with Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations, and complex principles and practices of municipal and business law are essential. The Senior Attorney must be comfortable in high-pressure situations, and well versed in court procedures and rules of evidence, and be able to effectively apply legal knowledge and complex principles in the supervision, participation, preparation, and trial of difficult and important cases.

The selected individual must hold a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and must be a competent practicing attorney, duly licensed, and have at least 8 years of full-time experience in professional legal work, including four years as a practicing attorney. Municipal and aviation law experience is preferred, but not required, as is experience supervising other attorneys. A candidate licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada who is active and in good standing with the State Bar of Nevada is required.

Residency Requirement: Permanent employees must maintain a principal place of residency within the boundaries of Clark County and provide proof of compliance with Nevada motor vehicle registration and drivers’ license laws within 90 days of employment.

Background Check: Employment with the Department of Aviation is contingent upon completion of an education/experience background investigation, a fingerprint-based criminal history record check processed by the FBI, and upon the ability to be granted a security badge as mandated by the Transportation Security Administration.

Clark County offers a competitive salary range of $114,296 – $177,153.60 a year for this position, based on experience and qualifications.

Please apply online

For more information on this position contact:

Kurt Hodgen, Senior Vice President, SGR

[email protected]