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Sarpy County Papillion, NE Salary, Varies
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Sarpy County

Civil Attorney - County Attorney's Office


$77,804.00 - $108,956.00 Annually


Papillion, NE






County Attorney's Office




6/19/2024 12:00 AM Central






As an employee of Sarpy County, you receive regular pay for the services you provide at a rate of $77,804.00 per year. In addition to your salary, Sarpy County provides benefits, such as insurance and retirement, which are valued at up to $28,558.33  per year. 

County Government In-House Counsel
Practice may include contract, employment, administrative, constitutional and tax law; risk management and compliance, planning and development; litigation; and general legal affairs for the fastest growing county in Nebraska.

We are looking for a dynamic self-starter with excellent writing skills, who is eager to learn and join a collaborative team.  All levels of experience are encouraged to apply, 0-5 years experience preferred.  Sarpy County employees are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Spring 2024 graduates are encouraged to apply.




Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, Officials, supervisors, employees, attorneys, judges, law enforcement staff, other County employees, other agencies, and the general public.

Advises County departments and elected officials, and county boards and commissions on a variety of legal matters, including, but not limited to the legal implications of a particular action, inaction or decision.

Applies legal expertise in a variety of legal fields including administrative, contract, tort, environmental, regulatory, public disclosure requests, and other fields of law which apply to county government.

Assists in civil prosecution of county code violations; prepares, reviews, and examines contracts, agreements, real property instruments, motions, ordinances, and other legal documents for County departments and elected officials.

Assists in the preparation of cases for administrative hearings and proceedings; performs legal research and provide legal opinions for projects as assigned.

Helps develop County regulatory and administrative practices by researching, reviewing, and preparing proposed ordinances, motions, resolutions and policies. 

Represents the County at involuntary mental health commitment hearings and perform duties related under the Mental Health Commitment Act and Sex Offender Commitment Act.

Drafts legal documents; prepares memoranda of law, briefs, agreements and other legal filings and documents as required.  

Represents the County’s interests in assigned civil litigation primarily by working with outside counsel.

Report to work with regular, predictable, and consistent attendance.


Peripheral Duties

Perform other related duties as may be required.



Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree, and 

Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice law in Nebraska.


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of laws, research, and legal writing ability

Skill in preparing legal opinions and orders; effective communication skills; skill in operating the listed tools and equipment

Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive legal documents

Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team

Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion

Ability to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing

Ability to work under pressure, deadlines, and/or frequent interruptions

Ability to maintain confidential information

Ability to navigate stressful situations while maintaining composure

Ability to interact with individuals of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

Ability to operate office equipment including, but not limited to, multi-line phone, computer and computer software, typewriter, printer, scanner, copier, and fax




The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work requires some physical activity, including frequent periods of sitting/remaining stationary walking/moving about, standing/remaining upright, as well as occasionally bending and reaching. The incumbent must possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate/manipulate equipment (e.g. use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls). The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

Required sensory abilities include vision, hearing and touch. Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close and color vision as well as the depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  Communication abilities include the ability to talk (verbal exchange) and hear within normal ranges. 

Work is generally performed in an office setting during day-shift hours, however hours may occasionally include evening, holidays, and call-ins, with occasional outside work setting and exposure to elements. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet in the office, and moderate to loud in the field.

Selection Guidelines 

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. 


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 


Sarpy County
1210 Golden Gate Drive

Papillion, Nebraska, 68046




















* Required Question

Civil Attorney - County Attorney's Office Supplemental Questionnaire
Are you able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
Are you able to meet the physical demands and work environment requirements of this job with or without accommodation?
Are you requesting Veterans Preference as stipulated in Nebraska Statutes § 48-225 to 48-231? Such preference includes initial employment or a return to employment with the State of Nebraska or its governmental subdivisions if termination of previous employment was for other than disciplinary reasons.
Sarpy County complies with Nebraska Veterans' Preference Laws. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference you must attach Form DD214 (prefer member form 4) and if applicable, documents showing you receive or are eligible to receive benefits from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The spouse of a 100% disable veteran may claim preference by providing the Form DD214, Proof of Disability and a marriage certificate. The spouse of a service member may claim preference and is limited to the time the service member is on active duty and up to 180 days after discharge/separation from service. DO YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THESE STIPULATIONS?
Have you graduated from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor degree?
Are you licensed to practice law in Nebraska?
How many years of related experience do you have?
Describe in detail your experience. If you have no experience, please write "N/A".
Hours of this position typically are M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Evening and weekend hours might be required due to business need. Are you able to meet the hours requirement of this position?
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Full-time Employee
Date Posted June 7, 2024
Date Closes June 21, 2024
Located In Papillion, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 23-1011.00 Lawyers
Zipcode 68046

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