Human Resources

Job Announcement Description

Job Title:   Assistant County Solicitor 
Department:   Law
Salary:    $3,350.00 - $3,500.00 per month
How to Apply:    Applications will be accepted 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.

Minimum Requirements:
A law degree from an accredited law school and an active license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 


  • Provides legal advice, services, and representation to Allegheny County Departments and Agencies
  • Interprets statutes and laws applicable to County Departments and Agencies
  • Drafts legal instruments such as petitions, opinion letters and briefs
  • Attends hearings before various agencies such as the EEOC,  and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • Attends and actively participates in trials in Federal and State courts
  • Performs related work as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Employment law and civil rights litigation
  • Allegheny County Local Rules of Court
  • General trial tactics and procedures
  • Judicial and administrative procedures and Rules of Evidence

Ability to:

  • Work with clients to prepare and negotiate agreements
  • Work with litigants and counsel to resolve disputes
  • Work  with a diverse and challenging client population
  • Prepare legal documents including various motions, releases, and briefs
  • Prepare County ordinances
  • Prepare and argue appeals before the Pennsylvania and federal appellate courts
  • Review and analyze proposed statutes, rules, and regulations
  • Develop productive working relationships with attorneys, other County employees, and the general public

Residency: Must become a resident of Allegheny County within one (1) year of appointment.

Veterans' Preference: Will be awarded to eligible candidates.


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