Assistant City Attorney I, II & III

Milwaukee, WI
Full Time
04-21-2021
Job #: 2103-0400-001 Exp.: 0 - 5 Years Salary: $58,462 - $108,839 Yearly
Description:
Purpose:
An Assistant City Attorney performs professional legal services for the City of Milwaukee by acting in matters relating to legal work and protecting the interests of the City of Milwaukee.

Essential Functions:
Litigation:
  • Represent the City in court and before administrative agencies.
  • Handle any and all litigation in any court of this state and in connection with the City’s action.
  • Conduct litigation assigned.
  • Handle appeals in state and federal courts of appeal.
  • Prosecute violations of offenses against City ordinances.

Advisory and Administrative:
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for clients.
  • Prepare opinions, resolutions and ordinances.
  • Draft and review legal documents.
  • Advise departments, committees, boards and commissions on legal matters.
  • Negotiate on behalf of the City and its departments.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Minimum Requirements:
Assistant City Attorney I
  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Applicants graduating and/or being admitted to the state bar in 2021 are encouraged to apply, but will not be considered for hire until the minimum requirements are met.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment.

Assistant City Attorney II
  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment.
  • Three years of experience practicing law.

Assistant City Attorney III
  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin at time of appointment.
  • Five years of experience practicing law.

Important Note: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. College transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Your transcript must be legible and include the following information: the university or college name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date the degree was completed. Student copies are acceptable.

Note: Qualified candidates will be placed on the highest list for which they qualify based upon his or her qualifications and experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
Professional legal experience in Civil rights litigation is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
Technical:

  • General knowledge of laws, court procedures, precedents, and government regulations.
  • Ability to handle all types of litigation and legal problems confronting the City of Milwaukee.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex written materials.
  • Complex analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze, assess, and organize facts, evidence and precedents and effectively present such materials verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform computerized research regarding legal issues.

Communication and Customer Service:
  • Excellent written communication skills including writing briefs, ordinances, and memos.
  • Exceptional oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with coworkers, City administrators, and citizens whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.


Closing Date: 11th May, 2021
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