Assistant City Attorney Position for the City of North Port, FL

Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)
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CITY OF NORTH PORT
invites applications for the position of:

Assistant City Attorney


SALARY: $88,591.93 - $132,887.89 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/11/18
CLOSING DATE: 09/25/18 05:00 PM
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

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/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
  • 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.



APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofnorthport.com

4970 City Hall Blvd
North Port, FL 34286
(941) 429-7134

ndelamater@cityofnorthport.com

Position #201400674
ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY
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