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Assistant City Attorney

Glendale, AZ
Full Time
Job #: 2020 -01978 Exp.: 2+ Years Salary: $88,800 - $133,200 Yearly
Provides legal counsel and representation to the various City departments and City officials.

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient amount is received.

Essential Functions
  • Prepares, reviews and negotiates contracts, deeds, leases and prepares draft ordinances, resolutions and other legal documents.
  • Reviews City property transactions for environmental and other concerns.
  • Provides general counsel to city departments.
  • Prepares legal opinions for departments, including investigation of facts, legal research and the preparation of memoranda.
  • Attends meetings of City Council, boards, commissions and committees and provides advice and legal interpretation.
  • Represents the Tax and License Division at sales tax hearings including review of and responses to protests, legal research and appearance at the hearing.
  • Assists the City in legislative lobbying efforts and in revenue recovery.
  • Represents the City in litigation involving utility, water resource, and environmental matters.
  • Conducts defense of challenges to City Council actions and liability claims against the City including negotiating with adverse parties, conducting discovery, preparing disclosures, preparation of witnesses and exhibits, and conducting trial and post-trial appellate proceedings.
  • Defends and responds to non-judicial claims against the City and its employees including investigation, legal research and negotiations with claimants.
  • Provides contact with citizens and other attorneys including writing letters, telephone calls and personal meetings to respond to complaints and requests for information.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law and two years of experience in the practice of law.

Knowledge of:
  • Local, state, and federal law, particularly in relation to City government and a comprehensive knowledge of judicial procedure and rules of evidence.
  • Principles, practices, and methods of legal research and sources for legal reference.

Ability to:
  • Propose and present cases in an effective manner.
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Negotiate non-judicial claims in an effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with employees, court officials, attorneys and the general public.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements
  • Admisstion to, and good standing with, the Arizona State Bar is required. Candidate must have an active Arziona State Bar license.
  • Valid Arizona driver's license.

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