Attorney I

CITY OF ARLINGTON, TX

THIS POSITION WILL CLOSE ON 2/13/2022.

SALARY: 62,320.00 – 77,900.00 Salary USD

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision and direction is responsible for performing legal research; drafting legal opinions, legal memoranda, and other legal documents; advising city employees and officials regarding city legal matters; investigating claims and complaints made against the City; representing the City in legal proceedings; and in some instances, prosecuting violators of City ordinances.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Researches, prepares and litigates civil lawsuits for the City and prosecutes violators in municipal court.
  2. Reviews, collects and prepares suits for the collection of assessments and other claims of the City.
  3. Prepares and submits written reports to the City Attorney on proposed legislation, progress reports, legal opinions, current lawsuits and contingent lawsuits.
  4. Aids in the preparation of ordinances and resolutions.
  5. Conducts initial interviews with claimants and city officials, recommends actions to be taken.
  6. Conducts legal research regarding the consequences of various municipal government functions and prepares opinions for review by the City Attorney.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Reviews Open Records requests to timely respond or request an Attorney General opinion.
  2. Provides training and legal updates to City departments on behalf of City Attorney.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, codes and statutes.
  • Skill in communicating orally and in writing in order to prepare legal documents and to counsel and represent the City before administrative and judicial bodies.
  • Skilled in public speaking and able to teach and train City officials and the public on matters of legal importance.
  • Ability to analyze and apply legal principles and precedents to local governments.
  • Ability to develop alternative solutions to problems, to evaluate courses of action, to reach appropriate decisions and to counsel/guide individuals.

Qualifying Education and Experience:

License to practice law in the State of Texas. These knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by a J.D. degree and preferably (but not required) six months to one year as a practicing attorney.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal History Check.

All applicants must apply online at http://www.arlington-tx.gov