Position Title: Solicitor

Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 per year commensurate with experience

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.



Minimum Requirements:
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) conferred by an accredited law school and an active law license, in good standing, with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Municipal law including consumer collection practices, public procurement, and Right-To-Know requests.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with federal, state, and local employment laws. 

It is the policy of the Allegheny County Treasurer’s Office that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check.


Position Summary:

The Solicitor is responsible for overseeing the operational and administrative legal requirements of the Allegheny County Treasurer’s Office as well as working closely with the Administration to define and chart the course for the legislative priorities of the Office. The Treasurer’s Office collects County revenues from numerous sources, manages County banking and investment deposits, pays County expenses and issues licenses on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Solicitor will efficiently manage and prioritize the legal matters that result from the operations of the Treasurer’s Office. This includes providing sound counsel as it relates to requirement set forth in the Second-Class County Code, the County Administrative Code, and all other applicable state and federal laws.



Overview:

The Office of the Treasurer strives to provide excellent customer service to the citizens of Allegheny County while fulfilling the duties and responsibilities mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Home Rule Charter of Allegheny County, with efficiency, transparency, and collaboration.

We are a newly established administration, dedicated to cultivating a collaborative work environment where positivity thrives, and every team member can excel. We value individuals who share our core values and embrace this vision.

  •  Respect and empathy: We believe in treating every individual with dignity, respect, and empathy. We value team members who actively listen, seek to understand diverse perspectives, and demonstrate kindness in their interactions.
  • Fostering a safe workplace: Bullying, harassment, or discrimination of any kind have no place in our workplace. We value team members who actively promote a culture of kindness, compassion, and acceptance, and who intervene to prevent or address any form of bullying or harassment.
  • Equity and Fairness: We are committed to promoting equity and fairness in all aspects of our work. We value team members who advocate for equal opportunities, challenge biases, and strive to create a level playing field for all individuals, regardless of their background or identity.
  • Passion for growth: We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about personal and professional development, continuously seeking opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Integrity and Transparency: Honesty and integrity are at the core of everything we do. We value team members who are transparent in their communication and actions.
  • Innovation and Creativity: We encourage innovative thinking and creativity. We value team members who are not afraid to challenge the status quo, bring fresh ideas to the table, and collaborate with individuals and organizations outside of our Office.
  • Team Player Mentality: Collaboration is key to our success. We value individuals who are supportive team players, willing to contribute to the collective goals of the team.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion. We value team members who respect and embrace diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. If you share these beliefs and embody these personalities, we encourage you to apply and join our dynamic team.

Duties:

  • Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations as they pertain to the business of the Treasurer’s Office.
  • Analyzes the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents and statutory construction and interpretation. Works closely with outside counsel, including to represent the Treasurer’s Office in hearings, court proceedings and before quasi-judicial boards.
  • Performs administrative and management functions related to the practice of law.
  • Searches for and examines public and other legal records to write opinions or establish ownership.
  • Develops collection procedures for unpaid taxes and fees.
  • Negotiates, prepares, drafts and reviews legal documents, such as contracts and leases, review bid documents and proposals in accordance with best practices and public procurement laws.
  • Reviews all contracts to which the Treasurer’s Office is a party for fiscal appropriateness and inclusion of necessary terms and conditions to protect the taxpayers.
  • Administers the requirements and procedures of the Pennsylvania Open Records Act (Right to Know Law).
  • Conducts legal research and analysis of policy issues involving the Treasurer’s Office.
  • Works closely with department managers on understanding legal issues and considerations.
  • Performs any other projects assigned by the Treasurer or Chief Deputy Treasurer.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Legislative process.
  • Government administrative and regulatory functions.

Skill in:

  • Microsoft Office Suite 



Ability to:

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrate a pragmatic approach to problem-solving as well as strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Work independently and professionally as a representative of the Treasurer’s Office.
  • Utilize conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability and interest in research.
  • Communicate with others to convey information effectively.
  • Excel in a self-starting environment and adept at collaborating with diverse teams.
  • Display a broad-minded approach conducive to generating innovative policy concepts and providing support in developing team initiatives and pursuits.
  • Demonstrate project management skills, including ability to manage and prioritize tasks effectively, and ensure timely and efficient completion of legal projects.

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.
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