Attorney I – Prosecutor

THIS POSITION WILL CLOSE ON 9/6/2021.

SALARY: 62,320.00 – 77,900.00 Salary USD

This position primarily focuses on prosecuting violations of class C misdemeanor fine-only offenses and representing the City of Arlington in various administrative municipal court proceedings.

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:

  • Researches, prepares and litigates civil lawsuits for the City and prosecutes violators in municipal court.
  • Reviews, collects and prepares suits for the collection of assessments and other claims of the City.
  • Prepares and submits written reports to the City Attorney on proposed legislation, progress reports, legal opinions, current lawsuits and contingent lawsuits.
  • Aids in the preparation of ordinances and resolutions.
  • Conducts initial interviews with claimants and city officials, recommends actions to be taken.
  • Reviews Open Records requests to timely respond or request an Attorney General opinion.
  • Conducts legal research regarding the consequences of various municipal government functions and prepares opinions for review by the City Attorney.
  • 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.
  • Public speaking skill 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.

Minimum Requirements:

J.D. degree from an accredited college or university and a license to practice in the State of Texas is required.  A minimum of six months to one year as a practicing attorney is preferred. An offer of employment is conditional upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history check.

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