Assistant City Attorney or Senior Assistant City Attorney

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Assistant City Attorney or Senior Assistant City Attorney

 

City of Waco

 

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

 

Job Number: 2022-01036

 

Location: Waco, TX

 

Department: City Attorney

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Primary Duties

 

This is a new position and the estimated start date is March 27th, 2022 or after.

 

Under basic supervision, provides legal representation, advice and services to the City Council, boards and commissions, City departments and City staff.

 

Essential Functions

 

Assistant City Attorney

 

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

• Provides legal advice and counsel to City officials, boards and commissions, and City staff.

• Drafts resolutions, ordinances, and proposed legislation.

• Negotiates, drafts, and reviews contracts.

• Performs legal research and monitors changes in state and federal regulations, standards and legislation governing municipalities.

• Represents the City in civil and criminal matters before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, state and federal agencies, mediators, and arbitrators, including acting as a prosecutor in municipal court.

• Writes memos, briefs, legal opinions, and bulletins.

• Makes professional presentations before staff, boards and commissions, and the City Council, trains city employees in legal matters.

• Recognizes, assesses, and analyzes potential liability and complex legal issues and keeps the City Attorney, City Management and staff informed of the same.

• Formulates strategy and effective solutions for legal issues and to minimize risk and safeguard the City’s operations.

• Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines.

• Assists with civil and criminal proceedings and work product from contracted legal professionals.

• Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the City by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.

• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.

• Performs other related and assigned duties as required.

• Driving is an essential.

 

Senior Assistant City Attorney

 

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

• Provides legal advice and counsel to City officials, boards, commissions, and City staff.

• Works with departments with complex legal issues, cases and/or contracts.

• Drafts resolutions, ordinances, and proposed legislation.

• Negotiates, drafts and reviews contracts.

• Performs legal research and monitors changes in state and federal regulations, standards, and legislation governing municipalities.

• Represents the City in civil and criminal matters before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, state and federal agencies, mediators, and arbitrators, including acting as a prosecutor in municipal court.

• Writes memos, briefs, legal opinions, and bulletins.

• Makes professional presentations before staff, boards, commissions, and the City Council, trains city employees in legal matters.

• Recognizes, assesses, and analyzes potential liability and complex legal issues and keeps the City Attorney, City Management and staff informed of the same.

• Formulates strategy and effective solutions for legal issues and to minimize risk and safeguard the City’s operations.

• Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines.

• Assists with civil and criminal proceedings and work product from contracted legal professionals.

• Trains other attorneys and cross-trains in a wide variety of legal fields.

• Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values, and goals of the City by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.

• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.

• Performs other related and assigned duties as required.

• Driving is essential.

 

Qualifications

 

Assistant City Attorney

 

Required:

 

• Juris Doctor Degree from an American Bar Association Accredited law school.

• Must be licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas and remain active with all Texas Bar annual requirements.

• Must be able to become licensed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

 

Preferred:

 

• Two years’ experience in the practice of law.

• Municipal legal practice and courtroom experience.

 

Senior Assistant City Attorney

 

Required:

 

• Juris Doctor Degree from an American Bar Association Accredited law school.

• AND five years’ experience in the practice of law.

• Must be a member of the Texas State Bar Association, licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and Federal District Court, and remain active with all Texas Bar annual requirements.

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

 

Preferred:

 

• Municipal legal practice and courtroom experience is preferred.

 

Physical Demands

 

Sedentary Work:

 

• Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

 

EEO StatementThe City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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