Assistant City Attorney


The City of Conroe seeks an attorney interested in representing governmental entities concerning municipal procurement, contracts, Public Information Act matters, planning and development matters, and other municipal legal issues. Duties may include: preparing, tracking and analyzing contracts, ordinances, resolutions and other legal instruments; providing legal advice and opinions to the City Council, Staff, Boards, and Commissions; and attending evening meetings as required. The successful candidate may assist with economic development, civil service matters, and other duties as assigned by the City Attorney.

Assistant City Attorneys assist the City Attorney in performing technical and professional work as legal advisor to the City Council, City Administrator, department directors, and managers on assigned issues of applicable local, State, and Federal laws, regulations and ordinances affecting the City.


EDUCATION Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.

EXPERIENCE One to three years, or more, of progressively responsible experience in legal practice with an emphasis on or willingness to learn the following: municipal or local government law; governmental procurement, contracts, and planning and development matters; criminal prosecution; civil service law; general municipal government.

Experience as an employee of a local governmental entity or law firm representing municipalities is preferred.


Membership in the State Bar of Texas.

Possession of or ability to obtain license for practice before U.S. District Court.

Possession of a valid driver’s license.


Knowledge of:

Principles of legal research and writing with respect to opinions, memorandums, contracts, and pleadings.

Municipal procurement; contracts and construction law; economic development tools and agreements; planning and development issues; Public Information Act; Municipal Court prosecution.

Organization function and authority of various City departments.

Laws affecting municipal operations.

Skills in:

Analyzing legal questions, applying correct legal principles, determining potential consequences of a proposed action and communicating facts and legal conclusions in a clear and logical form.

Strong research and writing ability with respect to drafting contracts and other agreements, legal opinions, ordinances, resolutions, policies and other legal instruments.

Identify legal impediments and means for resolution.

Effective oral and written communication with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.

Strong interpersonal skills as a member of a team representing the City of Conroe.

Ability to:

Properly interpret Federal and State laws, regulations and case law, and local ordinances, codes, policies and procedures.

Establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Pass a drug test, social security verification number check, driver’s license check, employment verification check, and a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility.

Meet the City’s driving standards.


The work is sedentary and requires 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. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: fingering, hearing, mental acuity, speaking, visual acuity, and walking.