Assistant City Attorney

Georgetown, TX
Full Time
Job #: 20-00234 Exp.: 3+ Years Salary: $89,690 - $105,394 Yearly
Under the supervision of the City Attorney provides legal services to the City as assigned.
  • Drafts documents including ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, deeds, leases, etc.
  • Reviews and revises documents prepared by others; reviews and approves, or objects, as to form in writing all proposed ordinances before they are adopted by City Council.
  • Assists the City Attorney in representing the City in litigation, disputes and controversies, including preparing legal briefs, developing strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation of trial and hearings, including administrative hearings.
  • Assists or aids the City Attorney in representing officers and employees of the City in litigation for matters arising out of the conduct of their office or duties or in the course of their employment.
  • Researches relevant law and issue legal opinions evaluates the impact on city policy and procedures and prepares legal opinions.
  • Advises the City Council, the City Manager and departments of new and proposed state or federal legislation, legal conditions, and current or future legal trends affecting City operations; interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for City officials and staff.
  • Makes presentations to the City Council, boards, commissions, staff, civic groups, and the general public.
  • Collaborates with outside legal counsel on assigned matters.
  • Assist with office management and the supervision of staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school. Three (3) years of legal experience, in legal fields relating to municipal government matters such as litigation and commercial law, construction law, land use and development law, transportation law, civil service law, employment law, aviation law, water law, or utility law.

Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of:
  • Municipal codes, ordinances, and state/federal laws governing city administration.
  • Municipal organization and City Manager form of government.
  • Planning and zoning law, eminent domain, contract law, civil and criminal procedures and all other laws directly or indirectly affecting city government.
  • Open meetings/open records laws.
  • Civil law, judicial procedure and rules of evidence, City of Georgetown ordinances, Judicial procedures of processing, recording and preparing legal documents, records, and principles and methods of legal research.
  • Supervisory and leadership principles and practices.

Skill in:
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Organizing work priorities.
  • Project management.
  • Interpreting legislation, legal concepts and policies, and to draft effective legislation, pleadings, and legal documents.
  • Gathering, compiling, analyzing, and communicating a variety of information.
  • Reading, writing and interpreting various legal documents.
  • Writing reports and memoranda and preparing legal documents accordingly.
  • Performing basic mathematical calculations to prepare, analyze and monitor budgets; performing statistical analysis.
  • Analyzing legal documents; reviewing and evaluating pertinent decisions, policies, regulations and other legal matters.
  • Organizing and prioritizing work.

Licenses And Certification Requirements
  • Valid Class C Texas driver’s license
  • Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.
  • Must remain active with all Texas Bar annual requirements.

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