Westmoreland County is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant County Solicitor – Children’s Bureau

Westmoreland County is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant County Solicitor – Children’s Bureau (60% Full Time Equivalency). Job duties include the following:

  • Represent the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau at Termination of Parental Rights Hearings and Adoption Hearings
  • Prepare petitions and motions associated with those hearings
  • Attend and conduct meetings with Children’s Bureau staff in preparation of cases and hearings
  • Provide advice to caseworkers and Children’s Bureau staff
  • Work with and offer guidance to paralegal staff
  • conduct Shelter Care, Dependency and Permanency Hearings, as needed
  • Perform such additional duties as may be assigned by the Children’s Bureau Chief Solicitor.

Applicants must have a Juris Doctorate or equivalent Law degree, must be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, and have a minimum of two to four years of experience practicing civil law. Previous trial work and experience with the Child Protective Service Law, the Juvenile Act, the Adoption and Safe Families Act and applicable regulations are preferred.

County residency must be established within 180 days and maintained throughout employment.
Resumes, cover letters, and salary requirements should be sent to:

Melissa A. Guiddy, County Solicitor
Office of the County Solicitor
2 North Main Street, Suite 103
Greensburg, PA 15601

or may be emailed to
mguiddy@co.westmoreland.pa.us

Deadline for applications is November 7, 2016. Emailed applications must place ASSISTANT COUNTY SOLICITOR – CHILDREN’S BUREAU in the subject line. Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.

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