Assistant City Attorney I

CITY OF LAREDO

Department of Human Resources 1102 Bob Bullock Loop Laredo, TX 78043

INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF: Assistant City Attorney I, (B191610-2), R40, City Attorney's Office

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY

Salary: Negotiable

OPENING DATE: 11/14/18 CLOSING DATE: Continuous DEPARTMENT: City Attorney THE POSITION

SALARY: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

Performs a wide variety of professional duties which may include providing legal services for all departments, boards, commissions, and agencies of the City. Prepares and drafts legal documents and renders legal opinions; researches a multitude of legal issues for the City.

JOB DESCRIPTION
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of City, State, Federal and common law, and constitutional law affecting the City government.

  • Knowledge of the judicial procedures and rules of evidence.

  • Knowledge of established precedents and source of legal reference applicable to City

    activities.

  • Ability to analyze and prepare a variety of legal documents.

  • Ability to conduct research on legal problems and to prepare legal opinions.

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and

    orally in the Spanish language.

  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full

    performance of the duties of the position.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    Work is performed inside an office and capable of working closely with others. Ability to
    operate office equipment; Work requires light carrying (under 15 pounds), sitting, standing, and walking. Ability to see, write, read, count, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Serves as prosecutor in misdemeanor cases; appears in Municipal Court for court calendars, and represents the City against individuals charged with misdemeanor offenses; Assists in case development, drafting search/abatement warrants; conducts negotiations with opposing counsel within designated scope of authority; assures that cases are resolved within CAO policy guidelines.

  • Assists the City Attorney in civil litigation matters (focusing primarily on the preparation, filing and handling of suits filed on behalf of the City in district court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief for the abatement of public nuisances and the enforcement of building, health, fire, and zoning codes.

  • Coordinates with local law enforcement organizations, City departments and outside agencies; develops and conducts training programs for police, fire, and code enforcement.

  • Drafts reviews and approves contracts, resolutions, ordinances, public communications and a wide variety of legal documents for City staff and the City Attorney's Office (CAO).

  • Reviews and responds to public information/subpoena requests.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the City Attorney.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school.

    Resume and writing sample demonstrating legal writing skills may be required upon request.

    VALID LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

    Possession of a certificate of admission to the Bar of the State of Texas and eligibility to practice law before all courts of the State of Texas is required.

    Valid Texas Driver License*
    *If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

    As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

    Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

    Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

    A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityoflaredohr.com
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1102 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, TX 78043