Assistant City Attorney- Dallas City Attorney’s Office- General Counsel & Inspector General Division

The Dallas City Attorney’s Office is seeking an energetic, self-motivated attorney with two to five years of experience to fill a full-time position to assist the General Counsel and the Inspector General Divisions of the City Attorney’s Office.

The General Counsel Division is responsible for the preparation of all city contracts, ordinances, and real estate transaction documents. This division also provides legal advice and counsel on a variety of matters, including aviation and transportation, bond and finance, elections, federal and state grant programs, economic development projects, housing and community developments, public utilities and water law issues, procurements and contract claims, open meetings, open records, zoning and land use, and environmental law issues. The successful candidate will advise city officials and departments on topics listed above and draft code amendments, ordinances, legal opinions, contracts, and real estate documents.

The Inspector General Division is responsible for conducting investigations into potential violations of the city’s Code of Ethics by city employees, city officials, and individuals, or companies receiving city funds and/or doing business with the city. The division is also responsible for administering and managing the integrity officer program.

The successful candidate will assist in developing and implementing training programs and other communication with city officials, city employees, and persons doing business with the city that reinforce ethical conduct and the requirements of the city’s Code of Ethics. The successful candidate will also assist in drafting ethics advisory opinions; proposing amendments to the Code of Ethics; assisting city officials and employees with questions related to the Code of Ethics; assisting the inspector general in the enforcement of the Code of Ethics; and promoting a culture of ethics within the city. Other duties may be assigned.

Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Texas and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Candidates must possess excellent writing, organizational, legal research, and analytical skills.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The city’s comprehensive benefits package comes with the position. This position is exempt from the provisions applicable to civil service, pursuant to Chapter XVI, Section 9 of the Dallas City Charter. Details concerning the Dallas City Attorney’s Office are available at

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected].

No phone calls, please.