||$88,591.93 - $132,887.89 Annually
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Under the general direction of the City Attorney, provides a wide range of professional legal services to the City Commission, City departments and various boards and committees. Performs related administrative and professional work as required.
|ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Assists the City Attorney as legal counsel for the City in all municipal areas.
- Represents the City and its officers and employees in litigation matters, including preparation of pleadings, briefs, motions and other documents in preparation for trial of cases and handling of appeals.
- Appears before all federal and state courts and administrative agencies on behalf of the City.
- Reviews, drafts and approved ordinances, charter amendments, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases, permits, licenses and other legal documents.
- Prepares written legal opinions and renders legal advice to City Commission, boards, committees and City departments.
- Interprets federal, state, county and City statutes, ordinances, charters, rules, regulations, court decisions, etc.
- Confers with and renders assistance to City departments in establishing departmental policies by developing and applying legal points and procedures; recommends changes in policies and procedures in order to meet legal requirements.
- Attends meetings of the City Commission, boards and committees to advise on legal matters.
- Conducts legal research as needed.
- Analyzes and reports to affected City departments on proposed and enacted legislation.
- Handles public inquiries.
- Performs related duties as required.
- Knowledge of legal principles and procedures, including civil, appellate and administrative law and procedures, court rules and rules of evidence, methods of legal research, including computer research.
- Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
- Must be able to analyze and prepare a wide variety of legal documents.
- Conduct research on legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions.
- Prepare and present cases in court.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other employees and members of the public.
- Have thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Department as they pertain to the performance of duties of the position.
- Have knowledge of the organization, practices, procedures and resources of City departments, boards and committees.
- Knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Has knowledge of legal principles and procedures, including civil and administrative law and procedures.
- Has knowledge of court rules and rules of evidence.
- Has knowledge of the methods of legal research, including computer research.
- Has knowledge of standard human resources practices and procedures.
- Has knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to analyze and prepare a variety of legal documents.
- Ability to conduct research on legal problems and prepare sound legal opinions.
- Able to effectively present cases in court.
- Able to perform multiple tasks and work effectively on a tight deadline as necessary.
- Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
- Possess the mathematical ability to handle required calculations.
- Is able to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.
|EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Must have membership in the Florida Bar. Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. 3-5 years in Municipality or County setting.
(A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications.)
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license by date of hire.