This is highly responsible professional work assisting the City Attorney in conducting the business of the City’s Legal Department. Responsibilities include serving as legal counsel to the City, including the rendering of sound legal advice and assistance to the City Council, City Manager, all City departments, and various advisory boards; researching legal questions and preparing legal opinions; preparing resolutions and ordinances; reviewing and drafting contracts; issuing briefs and other legal documents; keeping abreast of state laws pertaining to the City; representation of the City in various civil lawsuits.
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of the laws of Florida, common law, federal laws relating to employment and discrimination.
- Knowledge of the principals, methods, materials, and practices of legal research (Lexis and
- Knowledge of the City’s ordinances, rules and regulations, and FL Statute Chapter 119 within three months of employment.
- Ability to work a variety of work schedules, including compulsory work periods in special, emergency and disaster situations.
- Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public; exercise good judgment and tact when addressing administrative officials, local government officials, employees, court personnel and the public.
- Ability to lift, carry, pull, push, and maneuver related materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
Training, Certification, and Experience
- Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate Degree.
- Member of the Florida Bar in good standing.
- Minimum of two (2) years experience as a practicing attorney.
- Certified to practice before the Middle District of Florida preferred.
- Experience in working for local government or with quasi-governmental entities in the state of Florida preferred.
- Experience in courtroom/litigation or administrative hearings preferred, but minimal court attendance required.
Valid Florida driver’s license, or ability to obtain within six months of employment.
The City of Temple Terrace is a drug-free workplace.
A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation,
and a driver’s license verification may be conducted.
Equal opportunity employer
Veteran's preference employer