Assistant Director-Labor Counsel

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Job Opening: Assistant Director-Labor Counsel
Department: Personnel
Posting Date: January 5, 2022
Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: 8:30 am to 4:30pm, extended hours as needed

Position Description

The County of Delaware seeks an Assistant Director of Labor Counsel to join the Personnel department. The ideal candidate will be an experienced attorney with high-quality legal knowledge and skills in the areas of collective bargaining and employment law and Human Resources. The candidate should be proficient in general employment law litigation as well as enjoy a wide variety of challenging legal work. The Candidate should be proficient in conducting internal complaint investigations and collective bargaining agreement negotiation and drafting.

Duties of Position

Counsel and represents the County, with the assistance of an expert outside counsel, in collective bargaining with the County’s bargaining units.

Drafting and reviewing employment-related ordinances and policies

Serve as the County’s lead negotiator in matters relating to collective bargaining

Functions as in-house counsel to County stakeholders such as the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive, department heads, division directors, and other employees.

Develop and maintain a collaborative working relationship with bargaining unit representatives

Represent the County of Delaware in grievance hearings and other meetings regarding compensation, benefits, working conditions, and other conditions of employment

Handle litigation in state and federal courts and before state administrative agencies and provide legal advice to county agencies related to employment issues including but not limited to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act.

Represent county agencies in employee grievances and matters before the Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission. Litigation will include personal injury, employment law, constitutional law, workers' compensation, and alleged civil rights violations

Review legislation impacting collective bargaining and formulates appropriate recommendations.

Perform all other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned


Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree

License to practice law in the state of Pennsylvania. For specialized County Attorney positions, at the request of the Human Resources Director may approve the consideration of candidates who are members of a Bar Association in a state other than PA

Demonstrated in-depth understanding of federal and state laws and regulations regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, and employee labor relations

Demonstrated experience in employment law

Demonstrated excellent writing and public speaking skills

Demonstrated employment law litigation experience in PA

Must be an active member in good standing of the PA State Bar. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to four years of experience as a practicing attorney.

Comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources laws and regulations

Ability to build collaborative relationships with employees at all levels of the organization

Legal writing & oral advocacy skills

Ability to handle multiple challenging assignments with attention to detail, organization, and critical thinking

Hands-on commitment to getting the job done

Residence Requirement: The County of Delaware has a residency requirement for employees. Anyone applying for this job must reside in Delaware County or be willing to move to the County within three months of starting employment.


To apply, please fill out our online application form.

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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