ASSISTANT COUNSEL/ SENIOR ASSISTANT COUNSEL
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Under direction of the General Counsel or the Assistant General Counsel, a Senior Assistant Counsel represents VTA in complex legal matters and serves as primary counsel in complex cases in the areas of labor, contract, civil, and administrative law; and performs tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility and developed expertise.
Under general direction of the General Counsel, or other counsel as designated by the General Counsel, an Assistant Counsel represents VTA in a wide variety of legal matters, and serves as primary or secondary counsel in routine to fairly complex cases/matters in the areas of labor, contract, civil and administrative law (including real property law); and performs tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.
This highly advanced working level class serves under direction of the General Counsel or Assistant General Counsel. This class is distinguished from the Deputy General Counsel in that the Deputy General Counsel leads and supervises other attorneys in litigation and arbitration matters or in complicated business transactions. Employees in this class are required to obtain an advanced degree of comprehension and knowledge of the law related to public agencies and public transportation and how that law applies to the issues unique to the transportation industry and to public agencies. Employees in this class may also be responsible for the direction of lower level staff.
The Assistant Counsel is distinguished from the Senior Assistant Counsel in that the latter routinely works more independently, handles highly complex matters, and may serve as lead attorney. Assistant Counsel are typically responsible for less complex matters but are nevertheless required to obtain a degree of knowledge of legal processes and comprehension relative to the application of the law to enable him/her to handle, without much assistance, legal problems that normally occur in the public transportation law arena.
Classification Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented