SALARY: $88,258.00 – $110,323.00 Salary USD


Attorney with limited experience working under general direction of supervisory staff to provide legal assistance to the City on a variety of legal matters.  Serves as resource in preparing, reviewing, and interpreting the law in assigned area(s).  Attorney may be assigned to one of three primary areas of practice: Municipal Law, Litigation and Employment, or Public Safety.  


  • Conduct legal research to provide legal opinions and advice on various legal and policy matters.
  • Prosecute misdemeanor criminal and civil violations in municipal court, including both bench and jury trials, and assist with pre-trial
  • dispositions.
  • Represent the City in administrative hearings.
  • Provide legal advice on police matters and review warrants.
  • Review requests under the Texas Public Information Act and responsive records to timely respond or request an Attorney General Opinion.
  • Represent the City in civil litigation defense, primarily in personal injury cases, including drafting pleadings, discovery responses, and motions.
  • Provide legal guidance and assistance with employee disciplinary investigations (including Internal Affairs reports) and represent the City in defense of employee disciplinary actions at various hearings including third party arbitration.
  • Draft ordinances, resolutions, and policies.
  • Review and draft contracts, agreements, deeds, and other legal documents.
  • Provide training to departments and legal updates on relevant legal issues on behalf of the City Attorney.


  • Maintain license to practice law in Texas by completing required Continuing Legal Education and staying in good standing with the Texas Bar.
  • Meet and maintain qualifications for Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) access.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

In addition to the specific job functions above, all attorneys must be able to:

  • Locate and analyze applicable statutes, policies, and rules.
  • Perform legal research on a variety of platforms.
  • Stay current on laws applicable to their area of practice.
  • Effectively use technology, including but not limited to Microsoft applications.
  • Summarize legal issues orally or in writing in a concise and professional manner.
  • Communicate comfortably with a wide variety of individuals and be proficient at public speaking.
  • Multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Be comfortable with sensitive or potentially sensitive information and exercise good judgment and discretion when discussing the information.
  • Make in-person court appearances when required.
  • Develop alternate solutions to problems.
  • Cross-train, assist, or assume the duties of the other similarly classed attorney positions as operational needs arise.
  • Work in an office environment with other attorneys and staff or work in a workspace located in another City department.
  • Have a working knowledge of the organizational structure of the City of Arlington and its leadership.

Qualifying Education and Experience:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school and a current license to practice law in the State of Texas, in good standing is required.
  • Two (2) years as a practicing attorney required with a minimum of one-year municipal experience preferred.

Employment Screenings Required:

  • Criminal Background Check

All applicants must apply online at