Deputy City Attorney for the City of Hollywood in Hollywood, FL

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

The Alliance - Hollywood


Salary $105,298.46 - $168,477.53 Annually

Location Hollywood, FL

Job Type Full-time

Department City Attorney

Job Number 2021-008

Closing Continuous


Under the administrative direction of the City Attorney, provides assistance to the City Attorney through management of administrative details of the City Attorney's office and  special projects, as directed by the City Attorney.  The incumbent performs the duties of Acting City Attorney during the City Attorney's absence and performs the duties and activities to which attention must be given.  Work is reviewed through conferences and written reports for adherence to established policies and procedures.

  • Performs duties of City Attorney during City Attorney's absence.
  • Supervise both professional and clerical staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Researches legal issues as directed by the City Attorney.
  • Is responsible for pension and labor matters, procurement issues, and the review and revision of contracts.
  • Conducts independent legal research.
  • Advises on litigation as directed.
  • Provides legal advice to City officials.
  • Participates in commission, intra-departmental and inter-departmental meetings.
  • Reviews collective bargaining proposals and contracts for negotiation and provides advice on the legality of same.
  • Prepares and reviews City ordinances and resolutions.
  • Effectively and positively represents the City in delivering and performing work with colleagues and clients, irrespective of gender, race, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, or sexual orientation.
  • Establishes and maintains effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors and managers.
  • Performs related work as required.

Required:Graduation from an accredited law school as well as admission to the Florida Bar; supplemented by at least seven (7) years of practical law experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The preferred candidate will have extensive experience in pension and labor matters, procurement issues, and the review and revision of contracts. Member in good standing in the Florida Bar Association. Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Member in good standing in the Florida Bar Association
  • Valid Driver's License:  With proof of automobile insurance
  • Background Check:  Must have an acceptable background record
  • Driving Abstract:  Must have an acceptable driving record
The Examination

Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date.
Veteran's Preference:  An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statues.
This position is "at will".  After the recruitment closing date, all applications/resumes will be reviewed and selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview. 

Additional Information
  • Knowledge of federal, state, county and municipal laws.
  • Knowledge of laws relating to cities' rights and privileges.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing day to day problems.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to match deadlines with workload through proper scheduling.
  • Ability to logically research and present alternate solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to manage administrative details.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with work colleagues, supervisors, managers and the public.
The work is generally performed in a sedentary environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be required to exert up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Work is performed primarily in a relatively safe, secure, and stable work environment.

Additional Information:
All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.
Employment of Relatives:  The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees.   Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:
  • The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;
  • The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;
  • The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.
As of 12/15/2005 the City will require all newly hired employees to sign an affidavit affirming non-usage of tobacco or tobacco products within the last year prior to submission of application and will continue to be a non-user of tobacco products throughout employment with the City of Hollywood.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.
All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational disqualifications). 

The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.  

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